Functional Skills for Kids

 

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Childhood Functional Skills & Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy

I’m so excited to be participating in a year-long blog hop in 2016.  Each month, I will be working with other therapists to post on different developmental topics that impact functional skills for kids. I’m so honored to be working with some amazing pediatric OTs and PTs to bring you a well-rounded blog hop that will ultimately result in 12 BOOKS!

 

This series will be a wonderful resource for parents, teachers, and therapists to learn about all the different activities a child performs each day.  Every month, each therapist will discuss different aspects of functional skills.  Each childhood function will be broken down into developmental timelines, fine motor considerations, gross motor considerations, sensory considerations, visual perceptual considerations, accommodations and modifications, activity ideas, and more.

 

The topics we cover will include Handwriting, Scissor Skills, Dressing, Shoe-tying, Buttons and Zippers, Playground and Community skills, Toileting, Keyboarding, School day functions, Personal Hygiene, Meal time and Play.

January’s topic in the Functional Skills for Kids Blog Hop is Handwriting…

We are so pleased to announce that “The Handwriting Book” has been released!  Check out everything it has to offer:

Handwriting and Middle SchoolLook at all it has to offer:

-The Developmental Progression of Pencil Grasp and Handwriting Strokes
-Fine Motor Skills
-Gross Motor Skills
-Sensory Considerations
-Visual Perceptual Skills
-Tips and Strategies for the Reluctant Writer
-Ideas for Combining Handwriting and Play
-Activities to Practice Handwriting Skills at Home
-Tips for Sizing, Spacing, and Alignment in Written Work
-So much more!

For more information about “The Handwriting Book”, click here.


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February’s topic in the Functional Skills for Kids Blog Hop is Potty Training…

potty training, sensory processing

March’S TOPIC IN THE FUNCTIONAL SKILLS FOR KIDS BLOG HOP IS Play…

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ApRil’s TOPIC IN THE FUNCTIONAL SKILLS FOR KIDS BLOG HOP IS Dressing…

OT Tips and Tricks

May’s TOPIC IN THE FUNCTIONAL SKILLS FOR KIDS BLOG HOP IS the Playground…

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June’s TOPIC IN THE FUNCTIONAL SKILLS FOR KIDS BLOG HOP IS THE scissors and cutting

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JULY’s  TOPIC IN THE FUNCTIONAL SKILLS FOR KIDS BLOG HOP IS Community Skills…

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AUgust’s TOPIC IN THE FUNCTIONAL SKILLS FOR KIDS BLOG HOP IS SCHOOL DAY FUNCTIONS…

THE BIGGEST MISTAKE

September’s TOPIC IN THE FUNCTIONAL SKILLS FOR KIDS BLOG HOP IS Self-Care Skills…

Special Needs Showering

October’S TOPIC IN THE FUNCTIONAL SKILLS FOR KIDS BLOG HOP IS MEALTIME…

positioning-and-table-manners

November’s  TOPIC IN THE FUNCTIONAL SKILLS FOR KIDS BLOG HOP IS using Fasteners…

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December’S  TOPIC IN THE FUNCTIONAL SKILLS FOR KIDS BLOG HOP IS Keyboarding…

keyboarding progression

Meet the Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapists on the Functional Skills for Kids Team:

(Follow each therapist on social media for developmental information, great ideas, and creative community!)
Colleen at Sugar Aunts | Facebook |Twitter | Pinterest 
Cindy at Your Kids OT | Facebook | Pinterest
Christie at Mama OT | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest
Lauren and Claire at The Inspired Treehouse | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest

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This page will be updated each month.  You will be able to see each childhood function as they are posted each month, and have easy access to getting all the information you need for each functional area. This is going to be a fun series and I’m excited to share it with you!

Don’t forget to check out our Functional Skills For Kids Webpage!  Subscribe for updates, promo codes and sales of the Functional Skills for Kids products!
Miss Jaime OT

I hope you enjoy the Functional Skills for Kids Series! Use #FunctionalSkillsForKids