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dc.contributor.advisorJacobs, Karenen_US
dc.contributor.advisorOrsmond, Gaelen_US
dc.contributor.authorMabbett, Kylieen_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-28T19:30:39Z
dc.date.available2018-11-28T19:30:39Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/32718
dc.description.abstractKinder Tools was developed as a Response to Intervention approach (RTI) to help students in kindergarten improve and develop their fine motor and visual motor perceptual skills within the first three months of entering kindergarten. Some students enter kindergarten ready to learn, while other students struggle with skill development and learning the curriculum. There are a variety factors that could impact a student’s ability to learn such as lack of exposure, disabilities, and culture/socioeconomic status. This program will provide specific strategies and activities that will help to improve the necessary skill development that is required to access the kindergarten curriculum. The occupational therapist will provide consultation services to assist teachers to implement modifications and strategies to help students who are struggling with tasks. Two out of four kindergarten classrooms will participate in the initial program, while the other two classes will serve as the control group. All students fine motor and visual motor perceptual skills will be assessed pre and post program completion. The hope is that students participating with use of the Tools will demonstrate significant improvement in fine motor and visual motor perceptual skills, resulting in decreased need (or no need) for direct occupational therapy (OT) services and increased ability to access the curriculum within the general education setting.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectOccupational therapyen_US
dc.subjectKindergartenen_US
dc.subjectPediatricsen_US
dc.subjectElementary schoolen_US
dc.titleKinder Tools: the effectiveness of a 12-week response to intervention approach to improve fine motor and visual motor perceptual skills in kindergarten studentsen_US
dc.typeThesis/Dissertationen_US
dc.date.updated2018-10-24T01:00:55Z
etd.degree.nameOccupational Therapy Doctorateen_US
etd.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
etd.degree.disciplineSargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciencesen_US
etd.degree.grantorBoston Universityen_US


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