How does backpack fatigue impact the school day?

How does backpack fatigue impact the school day? September 18, 2019 According to an article in the New York Times from 2009, the average elementary student’s backpack weighed five pounds.  By the time the child was in sixth grade, the weight increased to 18.4 pounds....

What happened to the name Related Service Provider?

As occupational therapists in the school system, we are no longer related service providers. By changing the term used to describe our services, we are now better supported in the classroom. What is Specialized Instructional Support Personnel (SISP)? In 2015, Every...

Is Dysgraphia Garbage?

02/12/2019 – This morning a mom posted a story on Facebook. She indicated that her child has had to endure a move 1/2 way across the country while the new school reduced the supports that he was receiving in his old school. At the last IEP/504 meeting, one of...