The Frugal OT Series…Reading Highlighters

How to address visual-motor skills on a budget. February’s Dollar Tree Find of the Month: Reading Highlighters

9 Strategies to Increase Attention and On-Task Behavior

Above all, the most important thing needed for a child to progress with anything is focus.  When presenting a child with a task, particularly a novel task, you must establish  meaningful engagement with the child in other words where the child can focus on the task. What exactly does focus mean?  The ability to sustain selective attention or concentration on the task at hand while ignoring or filtering out the non-relevant or distracting information in one’s environment.  This is the level of attention that yields steady results on a task over time.  For some children, this can be a great challenge.

The Frugal OT Series: Little Laundry Line

Introducing…”The Frugal OT” Series featuring my Dollar Tree Find of the Month. How to work on fine motor skills on a budget. January’s Activity: Little Laundry Line

Benefits of Working on a Vertical Surface

There are many reasons to use a vertical surface like an easel or whiteboard when working with children. Your child will attain so much more by simply changing tabletop activities to vertical surface activities. In this post I share the many benefits your child will gain.