Classroom Intervention for the School Based Therapist
- Publish Date: 1995-06-14
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: K. Bryte
The multisensory learning activities and therapeutic intervention strategies presented in this must-have professional resource are the culmination of a 12-year odyssey for author Kathy Bryte, OTR/L, who experienced many learning environments as she traversed the deserts of the southwestern United States as an itinerant therapist.
Ms. Bryte's journey began in Monument Valley, the red rock country of southeastern Utah and northern Arizona, where the children with whom she worked included those of the Navajo Nation. She later moved to southeastern Arizona, where she was introduced to the Hispanic culture through the classrooms and learning environments of the south Tucson barrios.
This 130-page manual introduces a model that integrates the therapist, the student, and the teacher into a collaborative partnership for success in the classroom. The author discusses the attributes of the integrated model and explains how the model produces many positive results for children. Based on her knowledge of classroom intervention, Ms. Bryte offers practical suggestions, therapy strategies, and time-saving forms that are invaluable to clinicians and other professionals who participate in the integrated model.
The documents and concepts in this book provide the therapist with simple tools that blend sensory and motor components of learning with academic goals and objectives in the classroom environment. These tools, therapeutic intervention strategies, and multisensory learning activities are limited only by the imagination of the therapist who is using them. The integrated model described in this text provides the itinerant therapist with the first stepping stones in a path from the clinic to the classroom.