Thursday, August 6, 2015

5 Characteristics of Successful Carry Over Activities

survey results carry over 2015 from results are in from the latest survey when we asked pediatric OTs, PTs, parents and teachers this question –  “what characteristics of activities or exercises influences successful carry over of recommendations at home or in the classroom”?
We had a whopping 320 responses!  Not surprisingly close to 70% were pediatric occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants.  I was hoping for more parents and teachers to respond to hear their opinions but no such luck.
Here are the top 5 responses of what makes an occupational or physical therapy carry over activity successful (each participant could choose more than one response):
1.  Activities are incorporated into the daily routine
2.  Requires a short amount of time (less than 5 minutes)
3.  The overall benefit of the exercise program or activity
4.  Child can complete activity/exercises independently
5.  How well the activities were explained by the therapist
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Therapeutic Activities for Home and School from Activities for Home and School provides pediatric therapists with over forty, uncomplicated, reproducible activity sheets and tips that can be given to parents and teachers.  Available in print or immediate electronic delivery at

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