My two boys are very blessed to receive therapy and support both through our insurance (Tricare/ United Healthcare) and through the schools they attend. My son is in a mainstream Kindergarten class and receives speech and academic support through the special ed. Department, and my younger son attends preschool and has speech and OT through the school. They both also have ABA therapy through our insurance and sometimes their therapists help them at school, sometimes through home sessions.
All that said, we move frequently and there are often times huge holes in their therapy/ education while we are getting settled in a new place. During these times, I feel so frustrated because I feel like I don’t know how to help them, to slow down the regression of skills we have worked so hard to attain.
I came across this website, www.therapystreetforkids , and it is chock-full of ideas to support your kiddos’ occupational therapy at home. A lot of times the activities use stuff you already have around the house, which is huge.
That’s just the tip of the iceberg! There is so much here, if your child receives OT you should check it out!
Another option I wanted to be sure to mention is to ask your child’s therapist for activities to do at home. They are often more than willing to provide some, and you know that they are tailored to your child’s needs and goals.
Have a great day!