Whether you already started school or you’re headed back soon, we have lots of resources to share. OT bloggers have been sharing their tips and ideas for school-based occupational therapists and we’ve also found a ton of back-to-school ideas to share with parents.

Make sure you’re ready for the new school year!

Tips and resources for school-based occupational therapy practitioners:

  • If this happens to be your first school year, Mama OT has you covered with a long list of tips that she’s gathered during her 3 years working in the school system. Christie is covering the basics and the most important things you need to know—like building relationships with aides and not rushing into treating students right away. (Even seasoned OTs might find these helpful!). 
  • Abby at OT Café asked Mama OT what she has in her (school-based) therapy bag. She’s found so many ways to use something simple and cheap—ping pong balls! Check it out

Tips you can share with parents:

  • Also, getting ready in the morning would be a lot easier if children can dress themselves. Lucky for parents, the Inspired Treehouse has a list of ideas on helping children to learn this very important self care skill. The chart of what children should be able to do on their own based on age would be really helpful for parents. 

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