Occupational Therapy MonthApril is Occupational Therapy month! To celebrate, I've created a month of images that can be shared on social media. Each image is an underlying area that influences development and includes a therapist quick tip. These are occupational therapy tricks and tips!
It's my hope that each day in April, you'll share your creative ways to work on these skills. Join us each day on The OT Toolbox's Facebook page to share your favorite ways to address these areas!
Happy Occupational Therapy Month!
DAY 1: Kinesthetic Learning- Try these kinesthetic learning activities.
DAY 2: Vestibular Activities- Try these vestibular activities.
DAY 3: Try these toys and tools to help with visual attention.
DAY 4: Try these activities to address laterality and hand dominance.
DAY 5: Try these activities to develop and address proprioception needs.
DAY 6: Try these distal finger control exercises.
DAY 7: Try these Neat Pincer Grasp activities.
DAY 8: Try these activities to develop tactile discrimination and the tactile sense.
DAY 9: Try these Bilateral Coordination activities.
DAY 10: Try these activities if you are wondering, "What is motor planning?"
DAY 11: Try these olfactory sense scented play ideas.
DAY 12: Try these eye-hand coordination activities.
DAY 13: This is a fun visual scanning activity.
DAY 14: Read more about in-hand manipulation activities.
DAY 15: Read more about finger isolation.
DAY 16: Try these precision of grasp activities.
DAY 17: Try this activity to build visual discrimination.
DAY 18: Read more about visual memory here.
DAY 19: Try this activity to develop visual closure.
DAY 20: Try this technique to develop form constancy.
DAY 21: This is a fun way to develop visual figure ground skills.
DAY 22: Try these visual tracking tips and tools.
Day 23: Try these auditory processing activities.
Day 24: Work on core strengthening with music.
DAY 25: Use these strategies to build intrinsic hand strength.
DAY 26: Try these task initiation executive functioning strategies.
DAY 27: Use these toys for extended wrist stability.
DAY 28: Use these ideas to help kids learn impulse control.
DAY 29: This is a fun way to practice oral motor exercise.
DAY 30: Try these activities to help with visual spatial skills.