Sunday, February 23, 2014

"Retro Baby" Book Signing This Saturday: Please Come!

Please come to Laurelwood Booksellers this Saturday, March 1st at 2:00pm for the "Retro Baby" book signing!
....And please bring your baby!!!  I will have a number of the "homemade" toys from the book with me, so it should lots of fun for everyone!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Help Repeal the Cap for Occupational Therapy Services! It takes One Minute...

Does your child or loved one need occupational therapy services? If so, please act now!

Click HERE to email your legislator about this important issue.

"UPDATE FROM AOTA!!! Please contact your legislator immediately! Take action TODAY before it’s too late!

Recently, legislation that would have reformed Medicare’s provider payment system and fully repealed the therapy cap advanced in the Senate. On February 4th, however, efforts to work out differences between the Senate’s reform bill and the House’s version of the legislation left therapy cap repeal on the cutting room floor. Being left behind now could mean a swift return to a hard cap on outpatient therapy services in 2014 and beyond."

Source: AOTA Email

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Therapy on a Shoestring Budget: Actvity for Letter Recognition, Learning Letter Sounds, and Visual Perceptual Skills

This activity is easy to make and is great for letter recognition, visual perceptual skills, and for learning letter sounds. All you need is several small pictures of items that start with the letters you are teaching. Laminate the pictures and cut them out. Using a large font (72), type the corresponding letters, print them and glue them on each side of a colorful piece of card stock. (See photo.)
Laminate the card stock and add Velcro just below the letters and on the back of each picture so the pictures can be easily removed and replaced. Remove all of the pictures, and instruct the child to match the appropriate picture to its beginning word sound (letter). You can grade this activity by only placing one or two pictures in front of the child. This increases their chance of success! Make a game out of the activity by taking turns placing the cards.  Have fun while working on some important skills!