School Readiness Program

Summer Program for children entering Grade 1 – Grade 3.

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Fine Motor Skill Booster


The occupational therapist-led program targets age-appropriate fine skills (writing, scissor skills, etc.) using a sensory-motor approach. These 1:1 sessions will be 45-minutes long and are provided in a safe and fun environment. A block of 5 sessions is recommended to maximize the benefit.


Children entering grades 1-3 in September 2020.


Sessions can be schedule daily for 1 week, weekly or bi-weekly.

Session 1: Screening of fine motor skills including: writing, drawing, cutting, in-hand manipulation, zippers, buttons, shoelaces.

Session 2-5: Tailored to meet the needs identified during the screening. The following skills will be targeted based on needs:

  • Improve messy printing or try cursive writing
  • Improve scissor skills
  • Master buttons, zippers, and shoelaces

**Clients will be provided with a home program to allow for practice between sessions.**


Interprofessional Clinic at Perley Health – 1750 Russell Rd. Ottawa, ON

Equipment Necessary:

Given the current COVID-19 precautions, we are limiting as many high-contact surfaces as possible. If you are unable to provide the equipment listed please inform us and other arrangements can be made.

  • Sharpened pencil
  • 3-5 markers of different colours
  • Child-sized scissors with good cutting blades (ex. Fiskars, LIVINGO, Scotch, etc. – Available at most Staples, Michael’s, Grand & Toy, Scholar’s Choice stores).