Hand preference, crossing the midline, bilateral coordination are all related concepts. Read about the development of bilateral coordination, development of hand preference and common classroom problems, There are over 50 activity suggestions here as well as a link to the popular "Bilateral Integration and Laterality Reference Sheet".
A "sensory diet" is related to activities that a child performs through the day to help them to "modulate" their bodies - so not food related at all! Over 100 activity suggestions here that may be included in a sensory diet as well as a link to the popular "Sensory Diet Reference Sheet". This popular resource is available to share with parents and teachers and provides a wealth of options within a child's every day life for sensory input.
There is a predictable progression of pencil with typically developing child. What other aspects are considered with pencil grasp? Find photographs and descriptions of early grasps, inefficient grasps and functional pencil grasps. You will also find a link to the very popular "Pencil Grasp Reference Sheet". This reference sheet is the perfect resource to share with parents and teachers.
I've created an activity sheet that would work well on the Christmas table with your kids! Therapists may like to use it their sessions or give it to their students as a holiday activity. There is plenty to do on the activity sheet including a find-a-word, gingerbread man search, colouring and drawing!
Your child can work on their visual perceptual skills as well as pencil control whilst having fun with this activity sheet! Get your FREE copy today!
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occupational therapy assessment and treatment processes for school, home, community, and transition
settings are described. Findings from the systematic reviews on this topic were published in the September/
October 2015 issue of the American Journal of Occupational Therapy and in AOTA’s Occupational Therapy
Practice Guidelines for Individuals With Autism Spectrum Disorder"
This free 5-day email course provides an overview of sensory processing disorder, the 8 sensory systems, different sub-types of SPD and signs of dysregulation of each system. Includes suggestions for activities to use for each system so you can see what works for your child.
5 School-based OT handouts - perfect for parents and teachers, translated into Spanish.
Handwriting practice tips
All about shoulder stability
Hand strengthening activities
3 Simple tricks to get your child writing
How to teach crayon and pencil grip
This free email course outlines the 6 components of handwriting, how to teach them, and how to correct the bad habits that children commonly adopt. Includes a freebie packet of parent/teacher handouts.
.Developmental milestones for tummy time, learning to roll, sit, crawl, stand, and cruise. Each milestone includes links to posts more information and activities to promote development. progress toward each one.