Training and OT Workshops Available Throughout Long Island
Jaime Spencer is a pediatric Occupational Therapist who has been working with preschool and school aged children for sixteen years. She also has a degree in Special Education and is a certified Handwriting Expert. She recently completed coursework in Assistive Technology at California State University Northridge. For more information about Miss Jaime, O.T., click here.
Jaime is very passionate about teaching her craft to anyone who will listen! She loves to train teachers and parents about childhood development and simple ways to help their child. She is available for many different kinds of training and workshops.
Septa, Mommy and Me, Girl Scouts…
Jaime loves teaching classes, giving in-services and training small groups as well as large groups. She is available for parent training at your SEPTA or for staff training, depending on the schedule as she also works in a school! She has also run small groups of “Mommy and Me” to help moms to understand how to help their child during play. Need a one day yoga class for Girl Scout troops trying to earn their Fitness badge? Contact Miss Jaime!
Kindergarten Readiness Workshops…
Miss Jaime, O.T.’s newest endeavor is running Parent and Child Workshops throughout Long Island. The workshops are geared towards parents with children ages 4 to 5 that will be entering kindergarten next year. The one and half hour workshop will focus on how to prepare your child for kindergarten, what developmental skills to look for and focus on, and how to use simple activities and play to prepare your child for the rigors of kindergarten. You and your child will engage in fun, classic readiness activities while you learn about how to facilitate proper grasping patterns, handwriting habits, and letter sound skills. Parents will receive suggestions and strategies specific to their child in regards to fine motor, handwriting, and reading readiness. Not sure if your child will be ready for kindergarten? Come to the next workshop and learn tons of simple strategies to make sure they are! Want to organize your own workshop with friends? Contact Miss Jaime OT
Teacher Center Training Workshops…
Jaime Spencer is an experienced Teacher’s Center instructor. Her fifteen hour course is designed to teach teachers how to recognize fine motor, visual motor, and sensory processing deficits. Teachers come away with secure knowledge of childhood development, motor milestones, and pre-referral strategies that can be incorporated into the Common Core Curriculum.
Trainings are also available for but not limited to….
• Sensory Integration
• Sensory Integration and Autism
• How to develop a Sensory Diet for your child
• What is OT ? Ways to help your students in the classroom
• How can I help my child?
• How to prepare your child for Kindergarten
• Yoga – one to one or small groups
• Fine motor development
• Visual perceptual strategies for your child
• Tips for helping your child with homework
And anything else you can think of!
If you have a training need, please contact me!
“This was really one of the best and most relevant classes I’ve ever taken!”
~Barbara Geiger, Teaching Assistant
“Awesome OT ! The kids respond so well to her and her ideas.”
~Anna Razza, Teaching Assistant
“An experienced and knowledgable therapist who is passionate about the work she does! Just amazing!”
~Christine Piazza, Occupational Therapist
“This course taught not only about different areas of motor development and how to identify deficit areas that may impact a child’s ability to learn, but how to incorporate simple pre-referral strategies into their daily curriculum and routine. These strategies can only positively impact a student’s confidence at his or her ability to meet goals of reading and writing across the curriculum. This is turn encourages the student’s readiness to move on to the next grade level.”
~Special Education teacher
“Ms. Spencer is very knowledgeable and gave us so many interesting tips, techniques, and strategies to use with our students. She made it fun to come to class each week. I know it will help promote student growth because I look forward to implementing many of the strategies I learned in this class with my students.”
~Tracy Smith, Kindergarten teacher
“Our instructor was a wealth of information and so passionate that she made this class wonderful. I have learned a lot about visual deficits and how to modify my instruction towards students who need these modifications. I will use many of Jaime Spencer’s trick and tips over and over again!”