Welcome to OT!

Parents and students may use this page as a resource for occupational therapy activities and information on improving skills. All Links are located on the right side of this page.
If you have any questions, feel free to E-Mail me at SAnnese@tiegerman.org. Please subscribe to get updates!
About Mrs. Annese
Welcome to my page! Known by my students as Mrs. Annese (or Miss Suzy), I am a proud alumni of New York Institute of Technology's Occupational therapy program, and enjoy serving my community from ages 0 to 99! I love what I do and have experience in early intervention, pre-school, school age, adult rehabilitation and equine assisted therapy/therapeutic horseback riding. Recently, I have acquired my certification as an Autism Specialist (CAS) through IBCCES in 2019 to grow as a clinician and continue to be up to date in the ever-changing field of occupational therapy. I am honored to serve the Tiegerman community, working hard to improve the independence of each student within the Tiegerman program through relevant, evidence based practice and ensuring the use of client-centered therapy for each of my wonderful students. 
See my video here: https://vimeo.com/190609423
WHAT IS OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
According to the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), Occupational therapy involves helping people of all ages and abilities to do things they want and need to do through therapeutic use of daily activities, also known as occupations. Occupational therapy enables people across the lifespan to live their life to the fullest, promoting health, preventing injury, and assisting to improve the lives of those living with illness, injury or disability.
Many different settings have the support of occupational therapists including hospitals, nursing homes, community programs, schools, outpatient clinics, and assistive technology. In the pediatric setting, OTs assist children (ages 0-21) to be more independent in their daily lives including, but not limited to, writing, school tasks, dressing, hygiene, coordination, and strength. 
On my page,  I have included activities for all! See the right hand side of this page for all activities specific to this population.
For more information about occupational therapy, please visit www.aota.org 
What's New in Occupational Therapy?
 
Coloring Pages (see link below) can be used for practice on remaining within boundaries, increase endurance for writing tasks, work on pressure when writing, and can also be used to help promote calmness and mindfulness during periods of stress or anxiety.