#visualperceptual

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Dinosaurs continue! Here are more visual perceptual and fine motor activities we have been using this week. They are all from a packet from www.itsybitsyfun.com. Find the difference worksheets are great for visual perceptual skills, and a simple maze for fine motor and visual motor skills. Lots of my kids completed these lying on their stomach or even over a peanut ball to add in arm and core strength! #pedsOT #makelearningfun #finemotor #visualperceptual #occupationaltherapy #dinosaurs #greeneggstherapy

It’s dinosaur week!! Today we are focusing on fine motor strength, visual motor skills, cutting, and visual perceptual skills.
1. Following directions, reading skills for my kindergarten and first graders, and some coloring and hole punching for fine motor strength. I got these hole punch sheets from the Hole Punch O Fun packet on toolstogrowot.com (one of my favorite sites!) 2. Cutting skills with cereal boxes and foam circles (both thicker so requires more strength!) to make these adorable little dinosaurs
3. More strength with clothespins and matching the numbers to the number of dinosaurs. I found this printable on thekindergartenconnection.com. And if you don’t have a laminator get one! They are amazing and I just got a cheap one of amazon years ago.
4. Visual perceptual skills with I Spy dinosaurs, and for those working on numbers we are writing how many of each we find. Found this one on andnextcomesL.com P.S dry erase sleeves are amazing too! I got a pack of 25 for super cheap on Groupon a few months ago!
Stay tuned for more dinosaur activities the rest of the week!
#pedsOT #occupationaltherapy #makelearningfun #strength #finemotor #visualmotor #visualperceptual #crafts #greeneggstherapy

When you’re fighting for your child and he’s crying because “there’s nothing wrong with my brain”...💔😢 #ivegotyoubuddy #wewillfigureitout #youresmarterthanyouknow ❤️ #visualperceptual

Tip: On rainy days, play games children can create with! Let them use their imagination! Building blocks is great for working on #constructionalpraxis #visualperceptual #finemotor #language #pragmatics and so much more! So pull out your blocks and see what your kids will create. Let’s #livelearnplay enjoy! #aprilisotmonth #empowerdifferent #autism #ASD #ADHD #SPD #downsyndrome #kids #pediatrics #camps #miami #occupaitonaltherapy

Working on our fine motor skills... ✂️📋📁

Welcome to #ottiptuesdays ! Every Tuesday I'll be sharing a new OT tip with you guys. This week, I thought I would share my two cents on fine motor play.
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Sometimes I look at all the fancy pintrest ideas of toddler fine motor play and even I, who does this kind of work for a living, get overwhelmed.
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You don't need any fancy crafts or toys to help your child's fine motor development. There are plenty of things that you can find around your house that you'd be surprised to see your little one so consumed by.
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This week I had some extra bubble wrap. My daughter spent a solid hour trying to pop the bubbles. Not only is this a great #finemotor exercise, but she also had to learn to focus, be patient, and use her #visualperceptual skills to find and aim at each bubble. This activity was the just right amount of challenge for her. .
Before you go buy 5 pounds of play-doh or slime (though I love those too!). Look around your house, you probably have something that requires some fine motor work and that your child will also enjoy playing with.
#toddler #preschooler #finemotorskills #finemotorplay #occupationaltherapy #occupationaltherapist #paediatricot #paediatricot #pencilgrasp #torontomoms #oakvillemoms #vaughanmoms #mommunity #mamas_and_minis #Bramptonmoms #busymom # workingmom #mompreneur

Early visual perception games are a great option for cold windy days like Aberdeen today!!
Even the most basic memory games can challenge Visual Sequential Memory (holding the picture/image in your brain to use later) and Visual Closure (filling in the gaps to figure out the rest of the picture). Then you can progress onto more challenging games 😁
These skills are the foundation for reading and writing! Understanding, remembering and reproducing shapes and letters!! Just one of the areas we look at during our comprehensive handwriting assessment 👌🏼📝
#occupationaltherapy #handwriting #visualperception #aberdeen #visualclosure #visualsequentialmemory #visualperceptual #skills #brain #braindevelopment #development #developmentalplay #playwithpurpose #boardgame #game #play #children #child #letthemplay #paediatrics #pediatrics #pediot #kids #ot #Occupationaltherapist @childrensot

6-3-2018

又有新Game介紹啦😁😁!
On The Dot👍👍👍
可以1-4人玩
玩緊都可以訓練視覺感知、空間概念、專注力…… 快D share 此post比朋友仔啦!

#寓遊戲於訓練#職業治療#視覺感知#空間概念#專注力#onthedot #goodgame#occupationalTherapy #visualperceptual#spatialrelationship#attentionspan

Is your child melting down because their tag itches? They can't stand how their socks feel? The toilet is too loud when it flushes? The cafeteria stinks? The lights hurt their eyes? Maybe they seem aggressive even though you know they are very kind hearted. Do they walk on their tip toes or insist on spinning, jumping, running or stomping to every destination? Maybe they touch everything on the walls as they walk down the hallway. These are all signs that they may be processing sensory information differently than their peers and it might be interfering with how they and your family are able to function on a day to day basis. If this sounds like your kiddo or a student in your class, contact an occupational therapist for a consultation and/or evaluation. .
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#pediatricot #occupationaltherapy #otr #cota #childhood #development #finemotor #visualperceptual #sensoryprocessing #sensory #visualmotor #parenting #gentelparenting #attachmentparenting #mommylife #ASD #autism #ADHD #childdevelopment #momsofinstagram #childhoodunplugged #sensoryplay #invitationtoplay #learningthroughplay

Quick and easy fine motor work tonight while we decide what we want to make for dinner. Just scattered popsicle sticks, mini tongs and a Tupperware container. This works on hand strength, helps develop a functional grasp for writing and works on motor planning. For kids learning their colors you could ask them to pick up one color at a time and for kids who are ready to work on patterns you could have them pick up the popsicle sticks and cteate a pattern out of them. This is also great for visual perceptual skills because scattering the popsicle sticks around and asking for a specific color requires visual scanning which is needed for reading. You could also write letters on the popsicle sticks and have the child scan for the letter that you asked for. There are so many ways to adapt this game. What are some ways you can think of?

I love this visual created by Mary Sue Williams and Sherry Shellenberger, both Occupational Therapists form my home town and creators of the Alert Program! This powerful visual demonstrates how so many things have to fall into place in order for academic learning to occur successfully. Notice how the central nervous system and sensory systems are holding up the entire pyramid. They are followed by very basic developmental motor milestones that you begin to see develop in infancy but are still very much being refined in elementary and even middle school especially by kiddos who are experiencing lower academic achievement. It’s not a sophisticated science but very often I can foresee with good accuracy who is struggling academically by walking into a PE class and noting who cannot yet do jumping jacks. It's not that being able to do jumping jacks equal academic success, it’s that this is a skill that on the surface appears so simple, but requires motor planning, awareness of two sides of the body, postural security, body scheme and integrated reflexes. It is these blocks that are needed to move up the pyramid to eventually reach academic learning. If your child or a student in your class is struggling to master academic tasks, take a peek at this pyramid and ask yourself if there could be a block missing somewhere causing the entire pyramid to shift. There are modifications, adaptations, remediation and coping strategies that can be taught or utilized to help a kiddo who may not be able to master each block of the pyramid.  It is very important to note that the sensory systems are the base of the entire pyramid and that academic learning is the smallest layer at the top. To parents and educators, academic learning is often the number one priority but the nervous system disagrees and needs to be able to regulate sensory input before anything else becomes possible. If you feel your child is having difficulty with any part of this pyramid an occupational therapy evaluation may be helpful to best determine how to help your child overcome any potential obstacles and enjoy and live their best life.

#OTlife #OTspotlight @missjaimeot 😁🌟👐🏼🖌🖍 “Use tape on a cookie sheet to make lines that match your handwriting (2 or 3). It’s perfect for using sensory materials to teach handwriting!” .
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#VisualPerceptual #MotorPlanning #FineMotor #FineMotorSkills #OccupationalTherapy #OccupationalTherapist #OTA #OTR #OTRL #MSOT #MOT #OTD #COTA #futureOT #FutureOTA #OTstudent #SchoolBasedOT #PediatricOT #Handwriting

The thought of a child having ‘occupations’ probably isn’t something most people have thought about. However, childhood is full of occupations. Playing, socializing, acquiring self-help skills, learning and even sleeping are all childhood occupations. Through these occupations the child learns how to become part of the world around them. These occupations become more complex as the child develops. An infant for example, plays initially by learning to focus on an object. Only after being able to focus are they ready to reach for objects. They then learn how to grasp those objects and how to bring those objects to their mouth. Soon after, they learn how to transfer the object from one hand to another. This seems like such a simple endeavor but the neuro connections being made during these times are setting the stage for much more complex movements and tasks. If opportunities to develop these skills are missed, the development of other skills can become delayed.

A school age child on the other hand plays games of make-believe and creates games based on rules. These skills have developed over years of practice. If there have been difficulties gaining social skills, sequencing skills, motor skills, visual perceptual skills or sensory processing skills the occupations of later childhood may be impacted. There are many reasons the opportunity to develop skills in childhood are delayed or missed; some are preventable but many are not. The good news is that there are ways to teach new skills, modify the environment or task or restore function so that they can continue to gain additional skills to maximize their own individual potential. If you are concerned about your child’s development, seeking the evaluation and of an occupational therapist can be helpful. They can assist your family in implementing interventions in order to help your child gain the skills needed to participate within their full potential.
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#pediatricot #occupationaltherapy #otr #cota #childhood #development #finemotor #visualperceptual #sensoryprocessing #sensory #visualmotor #parenting #gentelparenting #attachmentparenting #pursuitofjoyproject #thepursuitofjoy #mymamahood

#transformationtuesday At #HH4K, we believe every child has magic and we are determined to make every child realize their magic! We encourage the child’s first smile and the therapist’s second smile motto. When a child realizes that they can do it and smile, that’s #priceless! It makes our job the best job out there! Today let’s all join together to make each child believe in themselves! Everyone has magic 🌟let’s show it off and let’s #livelearnplay #occupationaltherapy #OT #autism #empowerdifferent #ADHD #SPD #finemotor #grossmotor #visualperceptual #visualmotor #miami #kids #pediatrics #moms #camps #handwriting

This is the big question. What is OT anyway? Occupational Therapy is an extremely broad profession and has an immense number of practice areas. In its most basic explanation, if you think of anything you want or need to do as an ‘occupation’ then you can start to slightly grasp what OTs do. For instance, brushing your teeth, getting dressed, driving a car, going grocery shopping, cooking food, taking care of your children, going to school or work and playing with friends are all examples of occupations. The list is pretty limitless. Basically everything you do on a day to day basis is an occupation. OT’s role when an individual is having a difficult time completing an occupation that they want or need to do is to assist in modifying the task, environment or person to either restore or gain function in a particular area. This can look very different depending on the setting in which the occupational therapist is providing services as well as the age of the client. The occupations (daily tasks) an 80 year old engages in is very different than a 40 year old construction worker, which is different than a 28 year old mother, which is different than a third grader which is different than an infant or toddler. Occupational Therapists in general work with vast ranges of populations and impairments and typically get really drawn to a specific area. For me this area is pediatrics. In a future post I’ll talk about what the occupations of childhood are. Between now and then, what do you think the occupations of childhood are? How to they vary from birth to 21? Tell me in the comments below. Have a wonderful night and a great start to your Monday morning!

#pediatricot #occupationaltherapy #otr #cota #childhood #development #finemotor #visualperceptual #sensoryprocessing #sensory #visualmotor #parenting #gentelparenting #attachmentparenting
#pediatricot #occupationaltherapy #otr #cota #childhood #development #finemotor #visualperceptual #sensoryprocessing #sensory #visualmotor #parenting #gentelparenting #attachmentparenting #pursuitofjoyproject #thepursuitofjoy #mymamahood #unitedmotherhood #motherhoodunplugged #motherhoodrising #motherhoodthroughinstagram #teachpreschool

I am so excited to start this page! This is a place for parents, educators and therapists to gain knowledge about how to set up developmental activities to maximize a child's individual potential. I'm so happy you are part of our community!
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#pediatricot #occupationaltherapy #otr #cota #childhood #development #finemotor #visualperceptual #sensoryprocessing #sensory #visualmotor #parenting #gentelparenting #attachmentparenting

Opposites Theme this week. I didn't hold groups this week due to #evaluations so I don't typically make kits on these weeks, but managed to throw this one together easily with items from the #teacherworkroom there would be at least one grab and go activity. #bigandlittle with #tongs and #poms and a little #visualperceptual challenge added with the clear cups. #preschool #finemotor #oppositestheme #occupationaltherapy
#tongs I found on #amazon

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#寓訓練於遊戲

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