• MrsAtkinson  
    I am SO excited that you are taking the time to get to know me and what I do! If you have questions about Occupational Therapy, please feel free to contact me via phone, email or stopping by my office.
     
    I am very excited to be at #42 as my "home" school for the 2015-2016 school year.  In addition to #42, I will also be at Holy Cross School on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings from 8am until 9:30am. The remaining time, I will be at #42.  The best way to reach me is via email - Amanda.Atkinson@rcsdk12.org
     
    Feel free to browse through my pages to get more information about Occupational Therapy or how you can integrate easy sensory, fine motor and visual motor activities into your child's home and classroom routines. Remember to check with your Occupational Therapist or child's doctor before trying any motor or sensory activity.
    TheraBLOG  
    Keep up to date on activities, changes in therapy, or just interesting tid-bits by going to my TheraBLOG. I try to post most of our OT projects on here as a resource for parents, teachers and other staff members. You might even find your little one starring in some of the pictures!
     
                                                                                     
    Click on the image above to access the monthly Occupational Therapy newsletter to find out what we are working on in OT and what kinds of activities/projects your little one will be talking about. The newsletter also contains fun, inexpensive home activities you can do with your child.
    Handouts  
    Looking on more information about Occupational Therapy? Want some ideas of activities you can work on at home? Click on the above image to access Occupational Therapy Handouts & Resources that I've composed. 
     
     Handwriting Resources
    Click on the image above to access resources for working on printing skills with your child. These resources are based on the Handwriting Without Tears program - a developmental approach to teaching handwriting.
     
    new adventures
    I am SUPER excited to announce that myself and my wonderful colleague, Mrs. Siracusa, started up a Girls on the Run program at school #42! Girls on the Run is an awesome social, emotional and physically active program for girls in third through fifth grade. Because it is very new to #42, as well as very new to us, we really appreciate any help you can offer! Please contact me for more information, or if you know a girl who would like to join. For more information on Girls on the Run, click here
     
     Personal Webpage
     Still looking for more ideas? Click on the image above to access my personal webpage - AnOTMom. (Please note that my personal webpage is not affiliated with the Rochester City School District)
     
    Before you go onto the above website, please remember that these suggestions cannot not and should not take the place of medical services. Be sure to check with your child's doctor before trying any of the activities or using any of the strategies listed. Occupational Therapy is a medical services, that requires a doctor's referral. If you feel like your child may benefit from services, speak to your doctor or school support staff. Educate yourself on developmental milestones by asking your doctor for informational booklets.