Occupational Therapy Month

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April 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.  

Happy Occupational Therapy Month!


 Kinesthetic learning activities
DAY 1: Kinesthetic Learning- Try these kinesthetic learning activities.
 Vestibular activities for kids
DAY 2: Vestibular Activities- Try these vestibular activities.
 Toys and tools to help with attention
 Laterality and hand dominance
DAY 4: Try these activities to address laterality and hand dominance.
 Proprioception activities
DAY 5: Try these activities to develop and address proprioception needs. 
 Distal finger control exercises
 Neat pincer grasp activities
 Tactile sensory input activities
DAY 8: Try these activities to develop tactile discrimination and the tactile sense.
 Bilateral coordination activities
 What is motor planning activities
DAY 10: Try these activities if you are wondering, “What is motor planning?”

   olfactory sense scented play

DAY 11: Try these olfactory sense scented play ideas.

 Eye-hand coordination activities
 Visual scanning activity
DAY 13: This is a fun visual scanning activity.
 In-hand manipulation activities
DAY 14: Read more about in-hand manipulation activities.
 What is finger isolation
DAY 15: Read more about finger isolation.
 Precision of grasp activities
 Visual discrimination activity
DAY 17: Try this activity to build visual discrimination.
 What is visual memory
DAY 18: Read more about visual memory here.
 Visual closure activity
DAY 19: Try this activity to develop visual closure.
 Form constancy visual perception activity
DAY 20: Try this technique to develop form constancy.
DAY 21: This is a fun way to develop visual figure ground skills.
 Visual tracking tips and tools
 auditory processing activities
 Core strengthening with music
 intrinsic hand strengthening
DAY 25: Use these strategies to build intrinsic hand strength.
 Task initiation executive functioning strategies
Wrist extension in occupational therapy month
 How to help kids learn impulse control
DAY 28: Use these ideas to help kids learn impulse control.
 Use animal crackers  oral motor exercise
DAY 29: This is a fun way to practice oral motor exercise.
 Visual spatial skills
DAY 30: Try these activities to help with visual spatial skills.

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Colleen Beck, OTR/L is an occupational therapist with 20 years experience, graduating from the University of Pittsburgh in 2000. Colleen created The OT Toolbox to inspire therapists, teachers, and parents with easy and fun tools to help children thrive. As the creator, author, and owner of the website and its social media channels, Colleen strives to empower those serving kids of all levels and needs. Want to collaborate? Send an email to contact@theottoolbox.com.

Happy OT month