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Posts by Nicole Santamaria OTR\L

5 Steps for Successful Preschool Writing.

Writing for Preschoolers!  Do you have a little one that’s just starting preschool (so adorable), maybe they are starting pre-K three, maybe they’re starting pre-K four? Are you worried about what the expectations are as far as writing for when they go into kindergarten?   You are not alone.  Believe it or not, writing for…

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Getting Middle School Systems for Success!

This is my third child going through middle school. I would consider myself a seasoned parent. I can look back and see where I should have spent a bit more with my older kids. Our family has many great traits. Systems and organizing are not one of them. I think it is a defect in…

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How Miami Handwriting was Born.

Many many moons ago I had the privilege of working in one of the best private pediatric clinics in Miami.  We were a dynamic team of OTs, PTs, and SLP. We had the best mentors-the staff was always available. We had the best training- we had instructors from all over the world.  The best support…

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Flexible Seating Success

I know you are getting ready for back to school -YIKES! Have you been wanting to change things up in your classroom? Want to know how to incorporate flexible seating in a way that will make your classroom or study area a better place for learning? Of course, you do!   Having the right information…

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What is flexible seating?

What the heck is flexible seating? And what does it do? Watch the video below and find out what’s really important for flexible seating in your classroom. Get your FREE Flexible Seating Planning Guide 📌 ⏩⏩https://nicolesantamaria.kartra.com/page/FlexibleSeating Then let me know what you think.   Email, comment or smoke signal I will reply.

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Best Tips to Develop Executive Function Skills

It seems as if executive skills are all the buzz these days. Can I tell you how I really feel? I Love It! I love that executive skills are being talked about by parents, teachers, and other professionals. Now, can I tell you why? Executive skills get better with practice. Period. Now getting started and…

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Pre K- How to Teach Handwriting

Want to know what little ones should be learning in Pre-K to get them ready for handwriting?  Should they write capital letters first?  Should they learn lowercase first?  Where do I begin? Or perhaps you have been teaching handwriting to your preschoolers and may not be seeing the results you are expecting. Watch the video…

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