Taking the S out of CAPS

Taking the S out of CAPS Written by Cheri Dotterer April 30, 2020 The last part of the acronym CAPS – Control – Accuracy – Precision – Speed is speed. As I ponder speed, I think about the batting cage. The automatic ball thrower is set up to launch a designated...

You’re using paper wrong. Here’s how to fix it.

You’re using paper wrong. Here’s how to fix it. Written by Cheri Dotterer April 23, 2020 Paper. Paper position. Paper type. Paper with lines. Paper without lines. Construction paper. Cardstock. Colored paper. Cardboard. Texture.   Have you ever thought of so many...

Taking the AP out of CAPS

Taking the AP out of CAPS Written by Cheri Dotterer April 16, 2020 The laws of physics state that control, accuracy, precision, and speed impact how we move about our environment.  Over the past several weeks, I spoke about control: motor, postural, and pencil. Moving...

Tackling Spelling Difficulties

Tackling Spelling Difficulties Written by Melissa Fitzpatrick, Occupational Therapist April 9, 2020 This Week’s blog post was written by Melissa Fitzpatrick, OTR/L and Certified K-5 Dysgraphia Specialist. She graduated from Eastern Kentucky University and has...

How to help a student’s pencil control

How to help a student’s pencil control Written by Cheri Dotterer April 2, 2020 Having several classes on developmental milestones, hand grasp and development has always fascinated me. Rhoda Erhardt has the best description of grasp and their age equivalent in...

What is Task Performance?

What is Task Performance? Written by Cheri Dotterer March 10, 2020 A few weeks ago, I began a series on CAPS. Control – Accuracy – Precision – Speed. We’ve been talking about control. Last week, I share an example of how to use the whole classroom to improve postural...

Putting the Core in Posture

Putting the Core in Posture Written by Cheri Dotterer March 5, 2020 Two weeks ago, I talked about the acronym CAPS which stands for Control – Accuracy – Precision – Speed. Last week, I began talking about Control and examined core stability. Today, I am discussing how...

Taking the C out of CAPS

Taking the C out of CAPS Written by Cheri Dotterer February 29, 2020 Control Accuracy Precision Speed Motor control has several components. It begins in the brain. After all sensory information is synthesized. The brain issues a movement, behavior, thought, and...

What is CAPS?

What is CAPS? Written by Cheri Dotterer February 21, 2020 Control Accuracy Precision Speed The neurological cycle of any cause and effect response with the human condition. Every sensory-motor cycle in a typical neurological response. No movement, behavior, or...

Have you ever helped a student play the recorder?

Have you ever helped a student play the recorder? Written by Cheri Dotterer February 10, 2020 I have a third-grade student in one of my cyber schools. Mom asked me if I knew anything about music. Well, yes. I know the basics of Music Theory. How would I translate them...