May 26, 2016

For many of us, putting on socks in the morning is a common activity. We know exactly how to do it and it’s a common routine we perform without thinking twice about it. However, did you know teaching kids how to dress themselves enables kids to increase their body awar...

May 19, 2016

Teachers love to help their students learn. I have seen teachers use hand-over-hand assistance when teaching children.There is a natural tendency to be drawn to physically lead a person through a movement to have them learn. I’ve seen teachers often provide this assist...

April 29, 2016

I find kids really enjoy using a scissor. When I first introduce scissor use with paper, children usually try to find a way to approach the paper and hold the paper while they also hold the scissor and cut by opening and closing the scissor. For children, this is a lot...

April 4, 2016

A couple days ago I introduced you to the lovely Patrick, and his desire to play music. I thought you would be interested to see how he played the cool, cardboard guitar we made together for a perfect fine motor activity. Happy I was able to get some video footage you...

March 22, 2016

There are some preschoolers who tend to stuff their mouths. They do this for a variety of reasons, however, in my experience, this is what I’ve seen the most when young children are overstuffing.
 

Reasons Why Preschoolers Overstuff Their Mouthes
 

Most of the time, a ch...

September 24, 2015

Remember when you were a kid and your teacher was showing you how to use a pencil for the first time? For many of us, this is a distant memory and our skills of forming proper pencil grasp have already been shaped by our teachers, peers, parents, grandparents you name...

September 3, 2015

In my latest video, I demonstrate for a paraprofessional how-to provide the just-right amount of assistance when supporting a student/child in learning how-to zip their coat. The fact that the student/child is holding the ends of the coat together to be inserted into t...

August 25, 2015

Words are very powerful. We can all learn to use words with more grace and improve our greater understanding of them. The subject I am covering today is one that is tender and dear to my heart. Today, I want to discuss Person First Language and how you can apply it in...

August 13, 2015

The thought of your child or student holding a pair of scissors is scary, it even terrifies you to the core. You can already see the scene playing out in your head; scraps of paper all around your living room, rips in the couch and cuts in their clothing. I totally get...

August 11, 2015

Ahhhh, the joys of learning to cut with scissors or rather, the pleasure of supporting children on how-to cut with scissors. For the imperfect perfection I think of Jonah and his great, creative effort to cut across the thin strips of paper I keep feeding into his cutt...

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Cyndi Elliott, OTR/L

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