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.

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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.

Monday, August 17, 2015

TPT store

Hey everybody!  Check out my brand new TPT store.  I have a couple freebies, and one OT welcome packet for teachers.  It took me FOREVER to put together, but it is chocked full of great info.  I plan to use this to introduce myself to the new teachers at my school, and to educate teachers about what OT can offer in the school system.

Joanna Verdone TPT page