|Pencil/Scissors Grasp and General Hand Use--1st Quarter|
Following the example of my tech-savvy OT buddy, Lauren, I've been including photos in my student reports for a few years. It saves so much time when writing, since you can simply write, "...adapted tripod grasp (see photo)..." rather than taking two lines to describe what each IP is doing.
Also, I'm trying to use photos more frequently in my data collection, to visually describe a student's progress over time. Parents and non-OT colleagues can see the positive changes without me having to put them into so many words.
This photo sheet for data collection was created in Microsoft Publisher, since I find it easy to use when you have to move photos around and quickly resize them. For reports I just insert photos when writing in Microsoft Word. You Mac folks probably can do this in your sleep.