SCHOOL BASED OCCUPATIONAL THERAPYEMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.orgGreetings HCPS Parents/Guardians: My name is Melodie Craig, COTA/L and I have been with HCPS for over 15 years in the occupational therapy profession. I love working in the OT field and consider it an honor and privilege to work in this school system and serve the children of this school division in the occupational therapy realm of practice.We know that your child's therapies at school are a very important part of their educational program. Below are some important resources (i.e. websties, apps, youtube videoes, etc.) for you to participate with your child during their time away from school. These links are provided to help facilitate continued skills related to each child's needs in occupational therapy. These activities involve skills that Occupational Therapy addresses in school and include skills such as fine motor, visual processing, visual motor, executive function, sensory processing, motor planning, and more. Structure and routine help us all, especially during times of uncertainty and change. I would advise keeping a daily routine and setting aside time for one or more of these activities at least once a week. Please feel free to email me (just click on the email link above) with any questions/comments related to this site or your child's specific OT needs. I look forward to communicating with you and helping in any way that I can.
Please keep in mind that I service multiple schools and see many students. I will do my absolute best to provide my students with what they need while out of school.
Nothing can substitute playing with siblings and parents! Please take this as an opportunity to play board games, create obstacle courses, do a craft, etc. Moreover, general time together preparing meals, baking goodies, sorting laundry, and helping with household chores provides a functional, fun, basis for learning and bonding. Thank you for all that you do to help your child be successful.Movement Breaks:Typing Skills:Fine Motor Skills:Attention and Focus:OT Resources:OT Related Apps:Virtual Field Trips:Other Resources:State and National OT sites:Facebook Page: The OT Squad
As always, parent supervision and parental controls are recommended during any internet use to encourage functional access to educational materials only.