Ms. Battersby


Kara received her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy in 2006 from Thomas Jefferson University, with a concentration in sensory integration. While completing her Master’s coursework, she had the opportunity to complete her thesis work in Cuba, where she was involved with teaching Cuban therapists how to administer pediatric therapy evaluations.

Kara has been providing therapy services for the Bellmawr School District since 2012. She also holds a certification as a Certified Brain Injury Specialist and works with the adult population on weekends.

School-based OTs are state-licensed professionals with special training in child development.

Here are some of the things they can do for your child:

·       Match your child's abilities to the tasks needed at school

·       Meet with you and your child's teachers to give recommendations and progress reports

·       Help your child get organized so he or she can get assignments done on time

·       Help your child with physical skills like handwriting and self-care

·       Make changes in your child's classroom and desk area to make learning easier

·       Use special devices and learning materials to help your child

 

Resources

https://www.aota.org/Conference-Events/Backpack-Safety-Awareness-Day/Handouts/123-basic-backpack-wearing-english.aspx

https://www.aota.org/-/media/Corporate/Files/Practice/Children/ParentsBrochure.pdf

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