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OT Corner: Returning to School: Tips from an OT Perspective

[Source: TLC Kids Therapy]

Written by Jessica Hardy, BA, COTA

As we all know, the 2020-2021 school year went a bit differently than expected! Students were suddenly learning in a new setting, with a new format, and without the supports they are familiar with at school.

As many students return to school in person this Fall – some for the first time in well over a year – we wanted to share some useful tips to make the transition easier for children and caretakers alike.

Practice new routines: Returning to routines after an extended break is often stressful – and the disruptions to learning over the last 18 months only serve to make the transition more challenging. Practicing new routines early can help ensure a less stressful morning for everyone, which will set learners up for a better day. Implementing aids, such as a timer or visual happy to provide whatever information you need.

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