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MOVER of the Month – February 2024

MOVER of the Month – February 2024

Congratulations to Shimon “Shimmy” Rottenberg— our Rockland BOCES Jesse J. Kaplan School “MOVER of the Month” for February! Since joining the Mobility Opportunities via Education (MOVE™) program three years ago, Shimmy has made significant strides in his functional ability and endurance to navigate his school and community.

“Shimmy has made wonderful progress in his ambulation skills this year. He no longer looks to use his posterior walker, preferring to walk about his classroom and school environment without assistance”, said physical therapist Anne Elton. Shimmy loves to walk the school hallways, stopping at classrooms to smile and wave at friends and staff. He can walk up and down stairs holding handrails for support with close supervision. Shimmy will use facial and hand gestures and his iPad to communicate and participate in his class lessons. 

Kaplan’s MOVE™ (Mobility Opportunities via Education) program combines therapy and education to teach children with physical disabilities and complex needs the functional skills of sitting, standing, and walking. MOVE™ aims to give children an opportunity to lead more independent and fulfilling lives. Every child deserves the right to MOVE™.

Contact the Rockland BOCES Jesse J. Kaplan School at (845) 627-4797 to learn how MOVE™ can help someone in your life.