Getting Middle School Systems for Success!

By Nicole Santamaria OTR\L | August 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

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.

By Nicole Santamaria OTR\L | July 25, 2019 | Comments Off on 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

By Nicole Santamaria OTR\L | July 17, 2019 | Comments Off on 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?

By Nicole Santamaria OTR\L | July 11, 2019 | Comments Off on 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 📌 ⏩⏩ 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

By Nicole Santamaria OTR\L | July 10, 2019 | Comments Off on 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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3 Tips to Improve Legible Handwriting for Kids

By Nicole Santamaria OTR\L | July 5, 2019 | Comments Off on 3 Tips to Improve Legible Handwriting for Kids

Want to know how to improve handwriting?  Of course, you do. Watch the video below for 3 easy tips on how to get legible handwriting for kids.      

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Kindergarten class project needs lots of motor skills to complete.

By Nicole Santamaria OTR\L | June 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Kindergarten class project gone bad. This was the last week of school and I was visiting one of my students in his kindergarten classroom.  I was doing what we in the school therapy world call “push in”. It’s when you join a class and work on the student’s areas of concerns within the natural classroom…

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Pre K- How to Teach Handwriting

By Nicole Santamaria OTR\L | October 27, 2017 | Comments Off on 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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How to Teach Handwriting in Kindergarten

By Nicole Santamaria OTR\L | September 1, 2017 | Comments Off on How to Teach Handwriting in Kindergarten
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o Using an awkward grip.
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o Letter or number reversals
o Illegible writing
o Difficulty with hand dominance
o Issues with spacing between words.
o Placement of letters on lined paper
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o Struggling with learning

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