Back in the saddle (so to speak)!

And by saddle I mean student drop off lines, classrooms, lunch packing, and homework sessions.

It’s hard to believe that it’s already the 8th of September, but here we are and we’re ready to rock this school year!

We thought it’d be great to start  you off with tips on a few important topics.  We’d love for you to share them with teachers, paraprofessionals, your fellow therapists, and parents.

The first topic is one that’s not really every talked about, but is really important: backpack awareness. AOTA’s (American Occupational Therapy Association) National Backpack Awareness Day is September 21, 2016.

Spread the word!

We want children to be safe and healthy this school year and that’s not done just with hand washing (although that is top priority).

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Learn more about National Backpack Awareness day here.

“Preparation, I have often said, is rightly two-thirds of any venture.” – Amelia Earhart

Who can argue with Amelia?  Knowing that success only comes with proper preparation, take a look at these organizational strategies to help you get started on the right foot. While they might seem like “no brainers”, they’re actually really helpful for children to get the structure and support they need to do well in school. Organization of time, energy, materials, and belongings through establishing routines and simple environmental modifications will lead to long term satisfaction with the school experience.  Check these out below!

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As always, we’d love to hear what works for you! Post in the comments any organizational tips, tricks or ideas you have to share.  We’d love to hear from you!

A HUGE thank you to Makenzie, one of our OT Students for creating these awesome infographics to share with everyone. They are perfect!  🙂

Wishing you a happy and healthy start to the new year,

Team Capable Classroom & the PTS Team

 

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Author:    Candice OTR/L – Clinical Director PTS, Inc.

 

 

 

 

 

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