Henry County Schools have 4 occupational therapy personnel.

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    Melodie Craig, COTA/L                                                                                      Brittany Harris, COTA/L

    Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant/ Licensed                                     Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant/ Licensed

    mcraig@henry.k12.va.us                                                                                      bturner@henry.k12.va.us

    Drewry Mason Elementary                                                                                  Meadowview Elementary

    G.W. Carver Elementary                                                                                       Sanville Elementary

    Rich Acres Elementary                                                                                         Stanleytown Elementary

    Fieldale Collinsville Middle                                        


    Cathy Jones, OTR/L                                                                                          Sharon Taylor, COTA/L

    Occupational Therapist Registered/ Licensed                                              Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant/ Licensed

    Sensory Integration Praxis Tests Certified #1334                                            staylor@henry.k12.va.us


    Axton Elementary                                                                                                Campbell Court Elementary

    Laurel Park Middle                                                                                               Meadowview Elementary

    Magna Vista High                                                                                                  2 year old program at CCL

    Mount Olivet Elementary

    Stanleytown Elementary

    Transitional Day Program

    Homebound children



    If your child receives occupational therapy in the schools, these are some areas they may be working on.


               General strengthening (muscle strength): Sitting on a ball and keeping your balance.  wall push ups, animal walks, combat crawling, completing work while laying on your belly.
               Fine Motor (strength, movment, and coordination in your hands): LEGOS, coloring, cutting, playing catch, target throwing, sorting coins, play-doh, gardening, beaded crafts, collages, etc.

               Visual Perceptual (how your brain and eyes work together): word searches, hidden pictures, coloring, cutting playing catch, target throwing, crafts, 3-D puzzles, puzzles, etc.
               Sensory Ideas (how your body uses sensory information): Get messy with cooking, homemade playdoh, gel soaps, etc.
                                        Jump like a frog. Set up a crash zone with pillows.  Jumping Jacks, windmills, crawl like a crab, bear walk.
               Spring/ Summer Ideas: Plant flowers, frog hop in the yard, bike riding (with safety gear of course!), color, use sidewalk chalk, write your teacher a card, etc.
               Range of motion (for specific student with limited range of motion): Continue to complete range of motion with your chlld as you have been instructed.  Range of motion can be fun when dancing to music with assistance.  Encourage the student to move their arm/ hand as much as they can on their own.
    Please note that we are available to discuss your child and therapy with you individually.  Email the therapist at our childs' school, or eamil Cathy Jones and we will make sure you get to your child's therapist.  
    Limit screentime.  Engage in hands on activities and games!
    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:
     Occupational Therapy
    In occupational therapy, we address the goals that are listed in the child's IEP.  

    Occupational Therapy is a related service to special education.

    Occupational therapy is an individualized therapy working with children one on one or a small group setting, or in the classroom with inclusion services.  Occupational therapy works in areas to assist children to become more efficient in a classroom setting.  Goals are determined from the evaluation to address a child's weakness which is affecting the child's ability to function efficiently in the classroom setting.   We work with all members of the team which includes the parent!  

    My base school is Axton Elementary School.  I serve schools throughout the county.  Please feel free to call with any questions or concerns!