The School OT Toy Box was created to be a resource to teachers, parents, other therapists, and curious minds that desire more knowledge on how to support a child’s development with fun activities, economical toys, and knowledge from an OT that has been supporting kids for years.
I graduated from occupational therapy school in 1992. When I went to OT school I had the desire to work in pediatrics, however, the right job was not available for me at that time. Therefore, I went into the adult medical world of OT for 12 years. I also loved adult rehabilitation. I am thankful for how it supported my development as an OT and it helped me to be a better school based OT. I am getting ready to start my 13th year as a school based OT. I work with students in the self contained classroom and students in the regular education setting. I have the pleasure of serving various ages and schools, as an OT. I adore serving the students and facilitating knowledge in others wanting to help children.
I often have teachers ask me for ideas so this year I have decided to jump into the world of “blogging” as I start my school year. I hope you find this blog helpful and informative. Please contact me with any questions and add suggestions to help others.