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OT Tip Sheets – English

RESOURCES FOR PARENTS AND TEACHERS:

The following helpful Occupational Therapy Tip Sheets offer practical strategies, activities and information to promote learning and skill development for children. They were created and translated into French through a generous grant from our Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services in partnership with the Ministry of Francophone Affairs.
 

RESOURCES FOR PARENTS:

Hand Control Development 
In-Hand Manipulation
Finger Isolation
Pre-Cutting Skills (Learning to Use Scissors)
Development of Cutting
Crossing Midline
Developing Pencil Grasp
Developing Scissor Skills

RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS:

In-Hand Manipulation
Finger Isolation
Pre-Cutting Skills (Learning to Use Scissors)
Development of Cutting
Crossing Midline
VIDEO: Finger Control & In-Hand Manipulation
VIDEO: Cutting Development
VIDEO: Pre-Printing Skill
 

RESOURCES FOR PARENTS:

Letter & Number Formations
Developing Pre-Printing Skills 
Printing Program
Journal Strategies for Pre-Printers
Printing Lines
Printing Practice at Home
Pencil Grips
Alternative Pencil Grips
Heavy Pencil Pressure
Light Pencil Pressure
Colouring
Draw these Lines
Draw these Shapes
Copy these Drawings
Drawing Challenge

RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS:

Visual Motor Development in the Classroom
Letter & Number Formations
Journal Strategies for Pre-Printers
Written Work Modifications
Printing Lines
Pencil Grips
Alternative Pencil Grips
Weighted Pencils
Heavy Pencil Pressure
Light Pencil Pressure
Colouring
Draw these Lines
Draw these Shapes
Copy these Drawings
Drawing Challenge
VIDEO: Pencil Grasp
VIDEO: Printing 
 

RESOURCES FOR PARENTS:

Vestibular System
Proprioceptive System
Heavy Work Suggestions for Home

RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS:

Vestibular System
Proprioceptive System
Self-Regulation Strategies in the Classroom
Integrating Movement in the Classroom
Heavy Work Suggestions for the Classroom
Core Strength
Air Cushions
Body Socks
Rocker Seats
Wobble Stools
Weighted Animals & Lap Pads
Weighted Vests
Compression Vests
   

RESOURCES FOR PARENTS AND TEACHERS:

Button Skills
Zipper Skills
Shoelace Tying Skills
Toilet Training
Wiping after Toileting
Feeding Tips for Babies 6-12 months
Feeding your Baby: Moving from purees to table food textures
 

RESOURCES FOR PARENTSAND TEACHERS:

Visual Memory
Visual Closure
Visual Figure-Ground
Visual Sequential Memory
Visual Form Constancy
Visual Spatial Relations
Visual Discrimination

Resources
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