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Timesaving Strategies to Integrate Your OT Interventions into Classrooms: Accelerate the Success of Your School-Based OT Practice

 by Lisa Lichak, OTR.

The title of this lecture was intriguing and definitely very relevant in today’s jam-packed days of being a therapist. The hotel was also jam-packed, as over 100,000 Rochestarians were without power due to a recent windstorm and all local hotels were booked with locals in search of heat and Netflix.

The presenter, Beverly Moskowitz, is an occupational therapist who recently introduced the Size Matters Handwriting Program. As an experienced therapist she also presented a variety of strategies, resources, and ideas for providing efficient evidence based interventions related to handwriting, assistive technology, therapy service provision, and sensory processing.

I left the conference with a list of ideas I could implement right away, things that could be made quickly and affordably, and valuable resources to use in therapy, share with teachers, and share with other therapists. Beverly’s website, realOTsolutions.com provides a variety of useful, downloadable forms and handouts ranging from cutting skills to handwriting to DIY materials.