Dear Parents, Caregivers and Students,
Welcome to the school year! I hope everyone enjoyed the summer. This year I am working at Toll Gate (just a bit), Timber Lane and Hopewell Elementary School.
Occupational therapy for elementary-age children concentrates on skills (and the foundational skills needed for those skills) required to most successfully benefit from the academic experience. This includes; self-help skills (such as manipulating dressing fasteners, tying shoes), visual-motor skills (i.e.; coordinating eye-hand movements to draw or print), visual-perceptual skills (making sense of what is seen, such as picking out relevant stimuli from a "busy" background), bilateral skills (the ability to use both hands together in a coordinated manner), and sensory motor skills (developing strategies to help students maintain optimal attention and focus). As a "related service" the occupational therapist works in a collaborative manner with the student, teachers, paraprofessionals and parents to insure optimal carryover of skills for increased independence in the school-based setting.
Please feel free to contact me at : Kimberlyblack@hvrsd.org or 609-737-4007 #7205
I'm very much looking forward to a wonderful year with the kids!
Kim Black OTR/L