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ERIC Number: ED507525
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 208
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-5985-7064-9
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.
Brookes Publishing Company. P.O. Box 10624, Baltimore, MD 21285. Tel: 800-638-3775; Fax: 410-337-8539; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Primary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A