Friday, February 2, 2018

PAPERWORK!  It's the bane of my existence.  I LOVE working with kids, talking with teachers, and finding solutions to difficult problems.  But taking the time to then write what I just said, or find a way to quickly take data in order to prove my students are making progress has always been hard for me.

Enter RUBRICS!

This is the best solution I've found so far to show progress and keep me on track when treating students.  Especially in the school system where time is at a premium.  Check out these files I've created as examples of how to use rubrics to document treatment.

This method is very flexible and easy to see progress on goals easily when it comes time to write progress reports.

Click on the link to get access to my examples of how I use rubrics in my daily OT practice.  Directions on how to download and change to your needs are included.

RUBRICS

This is a lot of set up in the beginning, but I'm telling you it will be worth it!  Let me know how it works for you in the comments below.

Friday, September 22, 2017

I created this file so that teachers could adapt writing paper for spelling tests.  The file includes instructions on how to change the length of the word.

Click on picture for file access

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Cut, Rip, Crumple, and Throw

This is one of my favorite activities to do with students.  People forget how hard ripping can be.  It is a GREAT fine motor tasks.  I also love how this activity gets kids to use the tips of their fingers and strengthen the in-hand muscles.



Friday, August 26, 2016

Classroom Supports for Focus, Attention, and Emotional Regulation

I find that many students benefit from some sensory supports to help maintain focus.  Visual prompts are extremely useful to help students manage their behavior.  Click on this picture for a downloadable file.

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

This is one of the best handouts I've found for sensory accommodations in the classroom.

Click on picture for download.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Lower Case Practice

I have noticed that many students have not achieved automaticity with their handwriting.  This greatly affect handwriting speed and thought generation.  I have seen many older students (2nd and 3rd graders) struggle with writing a sentence because they loose their train of thought half way through the sentence.

I am working more rhythm and timing tasks into my practice to help increase processing speed.  In addition, students need to be able to recall the image and motor plan of a letter without a visual cue.  I developed these worksheets for this purpose.

Click here to see the product on my TpT page.  

Hope you like it.



Friday, September 18, 2015

Favorite product!

These are great!  So many of my students love to fidget with items in their hand to keep them focused.  This item is great on so many levels:
- hand strengthening - check!
- fidget - check!
- scented - check!
- affordable - check!
- non-intrusive - check!
- kid friendly - check!

Click on the picture below for a link to purchase some for yourself.