The toys, tricks, equipment, and knowledge of a school based occupational therapist.
The School OT Toy Box was created to be a resource for 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. I was a medical/ adult rehabilitation OT for 12 years. I loved adult rehabilitation. I feel that it has helped me to be a more well rounded OT. However, my passion is pediatric OT; in particular school based OT. I have worked in outpatient OT but I am primarily in the schools. 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.