Welcome to OT Month!

April has fast come upon us. Many OT practioners are enjoying themselves in sunny NOLA. Enjoy AOTA Conference! Meanwhile, I am sitting at home hiding under my blanket trying to keep warm on this dreary Friday.

Anyway, have you ever hear of Macaroni Kid? I met with the local franchise owner, Jen Schorr, a few weeks ago. She has invited me to share periodic blog posts. Here is my first article

How does this description compare to ones that you have heard in the past? Are the descriptions of dyslexia and dysgraphia similar or different.

Please share in the comments.

Have you found my explanation of dysgraphia helpful?

Consider having me come to your place of school/business to do a workshop. I will come to most of the counties in Eastern PA. I can come over lunch and hang out with you in the faculty room while you enjoy lunch.

If you live farther than an easy drive, email me so that we can talk about an all day workshop or a remote luncheon.

Here is an OT Month Challenge from another OT.

OT Month Challenge
OT Month Challenge from The OT Butterfly

How many have you entered on your Facebook or Instagram page?

Here is my OT MONTH challenge…

Since is OT month, I challenge you to post a comment and share one April activity that you are doing with your students this month.

ALL ENTRIES are going into a randomized pool for a chance to win Cheri’s three-credit course that coincides with her book. More details on the course are located Handwriting Brain Body DisConnect: The Course.

I know you can find many ideas on Pinterest. If you share here, I will do a task analysis for each activity posted. These quick shares and analyses may help others understand why OTs do what we do.

Teachers and parents, your shares are especially important. There may be details of an activity and how it helps handwriting legibility and speed that you may not have thought about before.

Linking the activity with handwriting will only help you understand more about this topic and the disabilitiy that may go alongside your daily routine.

GO AHEAD and SHARE your activities.

Keep #writingitbyhand,

Cheri

P. S. I know this is a little last minute, but..

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If you are in the Lehigh Valley, I am coming your way tomorrow, April 6, 2019, I will be at the Schnecksville Fire Company Craft and Vendor Fair. The fair runs from 11 am-3 pm. There will be over 50 crafters and venders. There is an Easter Egg hunt for your little ones at 1 pm.

OT MONTH Has arrived

4 thoughts on “OT MONTH Has arrived

  • April 6, 2019 at 1:30 pm
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    IMO the article needs to be edited. It doesn’t get to defining dyslexia which is the inability for the brain to process written language into something ‘useful’ to the person. I do like how it infers that there can be reading proficiency without a way for the person to demonstrate this as the oral or written response to what was read might not flow due to oral dyspraxia or dysgraphia. I read ‘Many people come to me and ask, what is the difference between dyslexia and dysgraphia?’ and felt disappointed the question did not get answered.

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    • April 13, 2019 at 6:21 pm
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      Sorry, Judi. You are so right. Thank you for the clarification.

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  • April 8, 2019 at 8:46 pm
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    One fun activity I did with my students was using the Spirograph to make designs on paper, cutting them out out and attaching a strip of green construction paper as a “stem”. After one day our bulletin board finally looked ready for Spring!

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    • April 13, 2019 at 6:20 pm
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      Love that idea Jenn. Thank you for sharing.

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