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AOTA (American Occupational Therapy Association) defines school based OT as the following:

School-based occupational therapy practitioners support academic achievement and social participation by promoting occupation within all school routines, including recess, classroom, and cafeteria time.  

They help children fulfill their role as students and prepare them for college, career, and community integration. They utilize prevention, promotion, and intervention strategies for mental and physical health and well-being.  


Adams Middle School uses Chromebooks for all their students.  This is great news for students who have difficulty writing or visually organizing their work!  It also begins to prepare them for high school and beyond where using a computer or tablet to complete work becomes very much the norm.  
Snaptype is an app that allows you to take a picture of a worksheet and type in your answers.  While the example shown on the link is of a simple fill in the blank worksheet; this will also work for more open ended assignments such as laboratory reports.  
 
http://otswithapps.com/2015/03/25/snaptype-update-snaptype-pro-app/
 
May 2016:
Click the link below to read a short synopsis of a fascinating study that determined that coordination skills do not impact writing but visual spatial skills (the ability to recognize and understand the features that make up a design) do impact writing.  Check it out!

http://yourtherapysource.com/blog1/2016/05/02/coordination-visual-spatial-skills-handwriting/

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