ERIC Number: ED507525
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Reference Count: 0
Teaching the Moving Child: OT Insights That Will Transform Your K-3 Classroom
Berkey, Sybil M.
Brookes Publishing Company
Because sensorimotor and environmental factors have a profound effect on children's learning, every teacher should know how to weave strategies from occupational therapy (OT) into their everyday instruction. This is the guidebook K-3 teachers need to "think like an OT"--and form effective partnerships with OTs in their schools--so all students can achieve their full potential. A clear and reader-friendly guide from an OT with nearly 35 years of classroom experience, "Teaching the Moving Child" gives elementary educators the solid foundation of knowledge they need to: (1) maximize the link between movement and learning; (2) meet the needs of students with sensory processing issues; (3) improve students' writing skills; (4) facilitate children's fine motor ability; (5) optimize learning; (6) promote imaginative play; (7) recognize and minimize students' stress; (8) decrease restlessness and increase attention; and (9) collaborate skillfully with OTs. Contents include: (1) Crossing Paths--Foundations of a Collaborative Prevention Model; (2) Movement, Occupation, and Learning; (3) Little Hands in School; (4) When Little Hands Write; (5) Seven Senses In School; and (6) The Knowledge-Sharing Team in Action. A list of references, study guide, and index are included.
Descriptors: Occupational Therapy, Primary Education, Psychomotor Skills, Writing Skills, Play, Anxiety, Attention, Perceptual Motor Learning, Perceptual Impairments, Classroom Environment, Educational Cooperation, Handwriting, Sensory Integration, Spelling, Object Manipulation, Motor Development, Recess Breaks, School Readiness, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Brain, Constructivism (Learning), Music
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Primary Education
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