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In this edWebinar, Roxanne Thompson, OTR, and Valerie Zaryczny, OTR/L, share ways to enrich your pre-K instruction with 10 engaging, hands-on ways to prepare students for kindergarten. Find out how to incorporate multisensory activities to boost social-emotional skills, sensory motor development, letter and number recognition, and other crucial readiness skills. Learn to:
Enliven teaching with well-rounded, multisensory strategies for kindergarten readiness.
Develop a solid understanding of effective ways to teach letter and number skills
Use music as a versatile teaching tool for differentiated learning
Use creative solutions for engaging pre-K students in meeting standards
This recorded edWebinar will be of interest to preK-8 teachers and school leaders.
About the Presenters
Roxanne Thompson, OTR received her Bachelor of Science in occupational therapy from Texas Woman’s University in 1998. She has practiced occupational therapy in public schools, early intervention, and currently at a private pediatric out-patient clinic. She also provides handwriting-tutoring services to children in pre-school through middle school. She completed her Level 1 certification in March 2007 and has been presenting for Learning Without Tears since 2009.
Valerie Zaryczny, OTR/L received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wake Forest University and a Master of Science degree in occupational therapy from Washington University in St. Louis. She has worked as a pediatric occupational therapist since 2004 with children of all ages in multiple settings including schools, daycares, clinics and homes. Valerie is passionate about helping young children of all abilities develop the skills necessary to be successful in the preschool and elementary school settings. She absolutely loves sharing her passion about enabling children to become successful with handwriting and keyboarding skills, which she has done as a National Workshop Presenter for Learning Without Tears since 2011. Valerie is also a lead occupational therapist for a regional therapy company in South Carolina.