What the Program Involves
This is a 6-week, 1 day/week, program embedded into recess (indoor and outdoor) involving a combination of education, creative activities, and occupational therapy (OT) coaching.
- Educating recess supervisors, school administrators, teachers and students about how to create a positive recess experience for all students by offering a variety of activity ideas and embedding strategies for promoting positive behaviors and social interactions during recess (orientation session, poster, bookmarks).
- Embedding weekly activities one day per week for 6 weeks by an occupational therapist in order to encourage children to engage in active play, develop new interests, form friendships, interact positively with peers, include others, and decrease bullying.
- Occupational therapy coaching with recess supervisors to model positive social interaction with students, help problem solve behavior challenges, suggest a variety of enjoyable recess activities, and create opportunities for inclusion of all students with and without disabilities.