Tag Archives: Parental Involvement

Pediatric Therapy Corner – IEP Intervention and Oversight

By Susan N. Schriber Orloff, OTR/L Every time that I write something about how to get the most out of an IEP (Individual Educational Plan) some administrator writes me to tell me that I am “all wrong”, “missing the meaning … Continue reading


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OT Corner: Clinic and Home Activities for Developing Fine Motor Control

By: Loren Shlaes, OTR Certified Teacher of the Alexander Technique As we develop, the thumb and forefinger {the radial portion} separate out from the rest of the hand and perform the fine motor functions. The pinkie, or ulnar, portion of … Continue reading


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Worth Repeating: “A Different Voice”: Explaining my Child with Down syndrome to Her Sibling

Editor’s Note:  What a beautiful article by guest writer Hallie Levine Sklar, on Love That Max by  Hallie Levine Sklar About a month ago, right before bedtime, my four-year-old son Teddy crawled into my lap, wrapped his arms around me … Continue reading


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Parental Involvement in the News: Essay in Washington Post

Thank you to Reading Rockets for recommending this story! [Source:  Washington Post] Is parent involvement in school really useful? It’s one of those things in education that everybody takes for granted: parent involvement is good and necessary. But is it, … Continue reading


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Professional to Parent: Finding the Best Way to be the Best Parent – is it Possible?

Editor’s Note:  This article was written for parents by an Occupational Therapist.  We share it with you here so that you may in turn share it with the parents and guardians of your kiddos. by: Susan N. Schriber Orloff, OTR/L … Continue reading


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