Thursday, September 22, 2016

Jig for Stapling Paper

Has anyone used/created a jig for holding paper steady for stapling?  Here's one I found today that might work for a high school student performing pre-vocational tasks:

Paper Stapling Jig

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Time to Re-balance

With the information overload from world events, turmoil surrounding US elections, local happenings and the general disarray of my own thoughts I’m taking a little break from blogging for just a little while.  Talk to you on the other side.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Self Regulation Ideas for High School Students

One of my high school teachers for students with autism had a bunch of new materials in place the very first day of school, to aid students with self regulation, and these caught my eye:

My favorite is "I will take five deep breaths." 

The design is found on this site:

and sold by this Seller:

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Back to Work--Reality is Setting In

First back-to-work day today--yikes, what a change in environment!  Yesterday I was taking photos of a friend's beautiful, lush flowers on her patio and discussing the merits of the too-close-for-comfort bees...
...and today I was listening to orientation from my supervisor and preparing my outline for topics to review with one of the new OTs on our staff.  I wouldn't have money to buy gas for the car and enjoy visiting spots around beautiful RVA with friends if I didn't earn money, right?  Right.

Whether you're planning to lounge in the delights of your own backyard, or squeeze in one more trip to the beach, enjoy your Labor Day on Monday and be ready to hit it hard when the students come back to school on Tuesday.  I'll be right there with ya.
Nags Head, NC--Photo by G. Collier 2015