Suggestions for Integrated OT/PT Interventions for Self-Contained Structured or "Life Skills" Classrooms:

Sensory Processing, Sensory Diet, Self-Regulation & Motor Strategies
Learn to Move, Move to Learn- Ready, SET Go! Routines follow developmental progression of sensory integration:
  • Warm Up
  • Vestibular
  • Proprioception
  • Balance
  • Eye-hand coordination
  • Cool down
  • Fine Motor
Motor labs or Yoga
The Alert Program: How Does Your Engine Run?

Communication Strategies (for students who use motor or behavior to communicate)
Communication Matrix- or Every Move Counts

Writing Strategies for Deaf-Blindness and Other Significantly Involved Students
Emergent Writing with Alternative Pencils (see case studies)
Handwriting Without Tears

Project-Based/Authentic Experiential Learning Activities
Project-based learning projects (Be sure to watch the video!)
Ex: ladder golf pics
spa day
Meaningful pre-vocational activities (see also transition)

Research-Based Curriculum
Curriculum for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities (ESC 13 LID Specialist, Ann Jacobson's list)

Acquaint yourselves with the STAAR-Alt Assessment Tasks and try to align your supports and interventions (helpful documents below)