Thursday, August 1, 2019

Occupational Therapy: Dressing Skills

OT Treatment and Intervention Ideas for self-care, ADLS, Dressing


DIY Felt Pizza Button Board 
I turned this play pizza felt set from Target into a diy button board for occupational therapy! 
Directions
- Sew on buttons onto the slices of pizza
- Cut small slits into the pepperoni 
- Have the child button the pepperoni onto the pizza
- Match the number of pepperoni onto the tray

Materials used
- $3 Pizza Felt Set from Target
- A needle and thread 












DIY Tic-Tac-Toe Button Board 
Pizza vs. Burget tic-tac-toe! Added the buttons to turn this classic game into a motivating way to sneak in dressing skills. 


Directions
- Sew on buttons into each tic-tac-toe square
- Cut small slits into the pizza and burger pieces
- 3-in a row wins!

Materials used
- A needle and thread
- $3 Tasty Treats Felt Book
(More felt activities in booklet not shown here)




DIY Shoelacing Board

Amazingly easy and simple way to make your own lacing board to practice shoelace tying.

Directions:
1. Take a file folder
2. Draw small holes equal distance apart
3. Poke out holes using sharp end of scissor
4. Take a plain shoelace
5. Color one half yellow and one half blue
6. Lace the shoelace onto the file folder

Tips: 
- The different colored laces provides a great visual cue
- It is always better to practice shoelacing first on a table in front of them rather than practicing first on their shoe


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Free Developmental Milestones: Dressing Skills Checklist

Developmental Milestones for Dressing Skills: Ages 2-6 years old.
Summarized from the Occupational Therapy National Board Certification Exam Review Guide.




Dressing is probably one of the most important ADLs in a child's early life (aside from play). These are skills that will give the child a great sense of independence, and they will carry these skills with them for the rest of their lives. Here is a quick summary of some dressing developmental milestones according to age for your reference.

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Free Spring Worksheets


SPRING TRACING: Fun worksheet tracing the colored lines to bring the bee to each flower. Simple activity that can work on many skills including visual perceptual skills, fine motor control and coordination, tracing, and pre-writing skills.


























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FIND THE FLOWER: Fun and simple find and count worksheet for visual discrimination, visual attention, scanning, and matching. This time featuring spring flowers!
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FOLLOWING DIRECTIONS WORKSHEET: Read the directions out loud and have the student complete the given directions on the coloring worksheet. Great activity to work on direction following, listening skills, auditory processing, as well as coloring, counting, and scanning.




Tuesday, February 26, 2019

SAINT PATRICK'S DAY WORKSHEETS


PAGE 1. FIND THE FOUR LEAF CLOVER - Visual perceptual scanning worksheet
Directions: There are 10 four-leaf clovers hidden below. Scan left to right, top to bottom, to find the hidden clovers!
PAGE 2. MAKE A WISH - Writing prompt worksheet
Directions: If you could wish for anything in the world, what would you wish for? Write your answer below and draw a picture of your wish come true. Lined paper based off of Wilson Fundations Paper.
PAGE 3. COLOR, CUT, PASTE
Directions: Color in the leprechaun, cut on the given lines, and then paste the image back together!
PAGE 4. CUT AND PASTE PUZZLE
Directions: Cut on the given lines and then paste the rainbow back together!
PAGE 5. SAINT PATRICK'S DAY SHAPES - (Pre-K Pre-Writing)
Directions: Color in the pictures, trace the shapes, and cut them out!




Click the images below to download the full packet of Saint Patrick's Day worksheets or click here!


















Friday, February 1, 2019

Free Valentine's Day Worksheets

Occupational Therapy Worksheets - Valentine's day printable - Click image for download :)



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VALENTINE'S DAY WORKSHEET: I-Spy Visual Discrimination Cupid Match

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VALENTINE'S DAY WORKSHEET: Figure-ground Discrimination Scanning I-Spy



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VALENTINE'S DAY WORKSHEET: Color and Count I-Spy Visual Scanning Color the Hearts
 



























Monday, January 14, 2019

Fine Motor Activities: Valentine's Day

Featuring: Target Mini Erasers!


1. Minion Pizza Munch

 Materials: 
- Pizza heart mini erasers - $1 Target
- Tennis ball

Extremely cute and fun activity to work on hand strengthening, hand endurance, or gross grasp. Have the child squeeze the tennis ball to open his mouth and eat a pizza!




2. Candy Heart Color Sort



Materials:
- Candy heart mini Erasers - $1 Target
- Tongs - $1 Walmart
- Containers - $1 Dollar Tree

Who doesn't love candy hearts? Sweet activity to work on finger strengthening, hand strengthening, endurance, color recognition, scanning, and matching. You can even ditch the tongs and focus on pincer grasp or in-hand manipulation!



3. Pizza Heart Stack n' Sort









Materials:
- Pizza heart mini erasers - $1 Target
- Dice - $1 Dollar Tree
- Containers - $1 Dollar Tree
- Tongs

Roll the dice and stack the pizza erasers on top of each other using the tongs! Works on finger strengthening, endurance, grading movements, dexterity, and counting. You can also roll and sort the erasers back into containers and see which container gets the most pizza love!



4. Candy Heart Stack n' Sort
Materials:
- Candy heart mini erasers - $1
- Tongs

These candy heart mini erasers are perfect for stacking and sorting. Use the tongs to pick up each eraser and make a pile for each color! Love how simple and sweet this activity is.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Winter Writing: Fix the Mistakes

Handwriting Packet made by a pediatric occupational therapist 





These are some very common writing problems in my elementary aged students. Works on them being able to recognize and correct their writing mistakes, including:
   - Letter sizing
   - Letter height
   - Letter spacing
   - Word spacing
   - Line orientation
   - Letter reversals


Download FULL HANDWRITING PACKET here!