Resources for Teachers

 

Occupational Therapy Resources for Teachers

Lifespan Therapies, PLLC has designed these resources to assist teachers in describing a student problem and to provide support prior to requesting involvement of an occupational therapist. These generic, easy to use, and universally designed strategies can be implemented in the classroom or other school settings, for individuals or the entire class.

 

Hand Writing

Facilitating Appropriate Grasp Patterns

Writing Mechanics

Poor Spacing

Writing within the Margin

Student Presses Too Hard with Utensils

Student Presses Too Lightly or Uses Weak Grasp

School Wide Handwriting Programs

 

Strengthening

Increasing Hand Strength

Increasing Core/Trunk Strength/Upper Extremity Strength

 

Other

Math Organization

Scissor Skills

Sensory Skills

Focus/Attention

Motor Planning

Hand Preference

 

RESOURCES>


**These resources are designed specifically to provide support to classroom teachers and school staff. These resources are not  direct recommendations or specific interventions for specific students. These resources are designed so that a teacher can describe a problem and then attempt any of these strategies listed, before requesting the involvement of an occupational therapist. These generic, easy to use, and universally designed strategies can be put in place within the classroom/school building; they can be used for the entire class as well. If additional support or individualized recommendations for general education is needed, please make a referral to the CSE for further consideration **