Friday, May 8, 2020

Virtual Occupational Therapy Ideas - Teletherapy Distance Learning


EMOJI SPOT IT

Virtual or Printable OT Activity - No equipment No Prep - Teletherapy Ideas

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Emoji Spot It Cards- Preview Full Game

Description: This is a downloadable modified version of Spot-It, the classic card game now with a new Emoji version that can be screen-shared virtually or printed as a fun OT visual-perception activity! 

Directions: Go as fast as you can to find the matching Emoji on each slide / card!

Duration: 15-25 minutes
Ways to modify the activity:
  • Can screen-share the activity during a virtual session 
  • Can print each slide to make them into playing cards
  • Can incorporate handwriting by having the child write out the answers, use descriptive words, or write sentences between each match 
  • Can be used for right-left discrimination and understanding directional words (top, bottom, middle)
  • Can use this for a group activity or an individual session
  • Can have the child race against another person or therapist see who can find it the fastest 
  • Can have the student time themselves to see how long it takes to complete each level
  • Can be used to work on reading facial cues for emotional recognition
There are 5 levels of increasing difficulty, based off of visual similarities and increasing the number of objects to scan through. There are 5 slides for each level, 25 playing cards total. Disclaimer: Emoji images may vary depending on Apple or Chromebook device. No Equipment and No Prep required. Just need video chat access with screen share feature.



DESIGN COPY AND TRACE

Virtual OT Activity - No equipment Fine Motor Activity - Teletherapy Ideas


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Design Copy and Trace - Preview Full OT Session

Description: This is a downloadable virtual occupational teletherapy activity that focuses on fine motor control and requires very minimal equipment (pencil, paper, marker!) Simply download the file and share with parent prior to session OR screen-share during a live virtual session via webcam. The activity is designed to have a child/student follow along the presentation and do activities as you go through each slide.

Directions: 1) Present the design 2) Have the student copy on a piece of paper using a marker 3) Have the student trace over the design in a pencil

Duration: 10-20 minutes
OT Skills:
  • Visual motor coordination
  • Fine motor coordination 
  • Visual perception / Design copy 
  • Pencil control







Friday, February 28, 2020

DR. SEUSS HANDWRITING PACKET: Fixing Common Handwriting Mistakes




https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/HANDWRITING-PRACTICE-Fix-The-Mistakes-Dr-Seuss-Cat-In-The-Hat-5288679
This Handwriting packet was created by an occupational therapist to work on helping students with common handwriting mistakes, including:
- Letter Reversals
- Spacing
- Letter Height
- Letter Size
- Line Orientation
- Staying on the lines
- Spacing between words
- Spacing between letters

This packet also works on various OT skills, including:
- Handwriting Practice
- Near point copying
- Self-correcting mistakes

This is a special Dr. Seuss Cat In The Hat edition! Click here to download :)



How to fix line orientation and staying on the lines
How to fix letter reversals



How to fix letter size and height
How to fix spacing between words and letters

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

2019 Halloween Worksheets & Activities

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Pass The Eyeballs (Scissor Practice) 
Practice pre-scissor skills using these practice scissors and fun eye-ball halloween supplies found at your local dollar tree. The objective of the game is to use the "scissors" to catch an eyeball and place it into the bucket.


Halloween fine motor activity




Mini Eraser Squeeze and Sort (Halloween)
Practice fine motor strengthening, hand strength, endurance, and visual perceptual skills by using jumbo tongs/tweezers to squeeze to pick up mini erasers and sort them by color, shape, style, and other characteristics! All supplies can be found for $1 at your local

Halloween fine motor activity



Monday, October 14, 2019

Free Fall Worksheets



Made by yours truly :) 
Click the links below to download FULL-SIZE FREE PRINTABLE WORKSHEETS of each activity!
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Cut & Paste Matching: Uppercase Letters

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.