Yvonne Powers

                                	_________________ Yvonne S. Powers, MS OTR/L                                                       Occupational Therapy Yvonne Powers MS OTR/L As our daily occupations and schedules have become more unpredictable and change from day to day, I will remain a resource to help your child maintain their developed skills and continue to progress in their goals. 

 

It is very important to keep daily routines. Keeping daily routines consistent will help children feel organized, calm and build Executive Function skills by working on organization, time management, and setting goals. Here are a few suggestions to help children adjust to their time away from school:

  • Keep their regular bedtime and daily routines
  • Sit down for lunch at the same time as they do at school
  • Create a visual schedule so your child knows the plan for the day: use pictures for younger students write it out for older students
  • Make sure to schedule breaks and playtime:  Scheduled breaks allow children to move their bodies and decompress. Getting outside is the most favorable way to get movement, fresh air and change of scenery. However, if weather or location does not allow for outdoor activities, try being creative with an indoor obstacle course, scavenger hunt, dance party, building a fort or using movement videos such as: GoNoodle.com or cosmickids.com.

Please check out the recommended activities under Useful Links during the extended school closure.

I am available by e-mail and can schedule a telephone consultation at your request.  ypowers@boltoncsd.org