Adventures in Tutoring

Contact: Erin Jackson 801-376-9765
Located in Spanish Fork, UT

Individual and group tutoring services for students with mild (resource)-severe disabilities.

Speech Therapy for students of all ages.

Preschool services available for children with or without disabilities. Sign up now for fall preschool sessions. Monday, Wednesday, & Friday $75 a month (2 days) $100 a month (3 days). Ages 3-5
In preschool we will work on Zoo-Phonics, beginning numbers, shapes, colors, social skills, behavioral skills, language, communication, fine and gross motor, coloring, writing, cutting, crafts, and music.

Are you worried about your child's progress or regression over the summer months sign up for tutoring to give your kiddos that extra help to put them on the right track for the next school year

Group tutoring with 2-6 students is $15 per hour
Individual tutoring is $25 per hour
Individual tutoring at the child's home starts at $45 per hour
Half Hour Individual tutoring - $15 per half hour

Services Available: Academic Tutoring, Social Skills, Motor Skills both fine and gross motor, Language Skills (speech background), Behavioral Skills (including behavior plans for home/school), Augmentative Communication (PECS-High end Technology) IEP help and support

Friday, November 12, 2010

Jenga, Kerplunk & More

So many fun games to choose from where should I begin... Well board games are excellent for many reasons. First they are fun and motivate students to participate. Second they work on skills like following rules. Third they teach social skills (which can be directed by the teacher and then generalized). Finally they work on fine motor skills. Fine motor is what I want to address. Jenga, Kerplunk, Operation, Perfection were all staples in my classroom. Games can teach so many skills that I tried to work them in several times a week. The motor involved in playing the games listed above is great and some students may require assistance from another individual. Playing a game to work on motor skills helps to diversify the motor practice from things like writing. When you are at a store looking at the games think about the level of fine motor skill involved in the task. Some are obvious like the ones I listed. Even things like lifting and lowering the tiles in the game Guess Who involves motor skills. Connect 4 involves picking up the tile and placing it in the correct slot that works on motor skills. Holding a hand of cards during games like Uno involves the motor to hold and release one card at a time. Also picking up one card at a time from a flat surface can be challenging.    

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