Functional Skills for Kids Series by OT and PT Bloggers

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Welcome to the Functional Skills for Kids series!  The Functional Skills for Kids series is a year-long project by top Occupational and Physical Therapist bloggers where we’ll be creating blog posts based on 12 functions of childhood.  From Play to Toileting and School Functions to Mealtime, this is a comprehensive compilation of posts that will become a powerful resource. Each month the OT and PT blogging team will cover everything you need to know about one of the daily functions of a child. 
 
A 12 month series on the Functional Skills of kids, including play, handwriting, school day functions, community, dressing, hygiene, toileting, self-care, and more. By Occupational and Physical Therapists and loaded with tips and ideas for parents, teachers, and therapists who work with kids.
 


Childhood Functional Skills & Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy

Have you ever wondered when your baby should begin to interact in play?  Have you ever thought, “How can I help my child learn to dress themselves?” Are you looking for creative ways to work on scissor skills so your child can complete their homework?  This series is for you!
 
This year-long series is for parents, teachers, therapists, and anyone who is looking for information about all the tasks a child routinely completes.  You’ll see each childhood function broken down into development, fine motor considerations, gross motor considerations, sensory considerations, visual perceptual considerations, accommodations and modifications, creative ways to work on problem areas, and more. 
 
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!)
 
 
Cindy at Your Kids OT | Facebook | Pinterest
 
 
 
Lauren and Claire at The Inspired Treehouse | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest 
 
Functional Skills of Childhood series begins January 2016!
Our first post where we dissect a function of childhood goes live in January and is Handwriting.  Throughout the year, this page will be updated with all of the functions and you’ll be able to easily access the links from here.

 Handwriting for Kids  
   
      Teach kids how to get dressed       
 Functional Skills in the classroom
January | HANDWRITING
 
February | POTTY TRAINING
 
March | PLAY
 
April | DRESSING
 
May | PLAYGROUND
 
 
July | COMMUNITY 
 
 
This is going to be an fun series and I’m excited to share it with you!

A 12 month series on the Functional Skills of kids, including play, handwriting, school day functions, community, dressing, hygiene, toileting, self-care, and more. By Occupational and Physical Therapists and loaded with tips and ideas for parents, teachers, and therapists who work with kids.
 
 

You’ll love these resources on helping kids thrive in all aspects of theri occupational performance:

the handwriting book The OT Toolbox
The Toilet training Book, a developmental look at potty training from the OT and PT perspectives
scissor skills book
 

The Handwriting Book is a resource for meeting the needs of every individual when it comes to all aspects of handwriting

The Toilet Training Book is a developmental look at potty training from the perspectives of occupational therapy and physical therapy practitioners.

The Scissor Skills Book teaches all aspects of cutting with scissors, from form to function.