What the Program Involves
This is a 6-week, 1 day/week, program embedded into the cafeteria involving a combination of education, short activities, and occupational therapy (OT) coaching.
- Educating cafeteria supervisors, school administrators, teachers and students about how to create a positive mealtime environment using a variety of strategies including an orientation session, newsletters, posters and bookmarks.
- Embedding weekly activities one day per week for 6 weeks by an occupational therapist in order to encourage children to have meaningful conversations, demonstrate positive behavior and mealtime manners, and be a good friend.
- Occupational therapy coaching with cafeteria supervisors to model positive social interaction with students, help problem solve behavior challenges, and suggest embedded mealtime activities.