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MOVER of the Month – June 2023

MOVER of the Month – June 2023

Our final Rockland BOCES Jesse J. Kaplan School MOVER of the Month for the 2022-23 academic year is Shaindel “Shaindy” Shain! A two-time honoree, Shaindy continues to make beautiful progress in different areas of occupational therapy (OT). In the last three years, she has improved her eye-hand coordination as demonstrated by bringing her hands together at midline to explore objects and activating cause and effect toys with a switch.

Through her involvement in the Mobility Opportunities via Education (MOVE™) program, Shaindy has become an active member of her school community. “During a recent building-wide MOVE Day, she showed an eagerness to take part in bowling, basketball and relay race activities,” said OT Karen Flannery-Sheboy. “When I asked if she needed a break, she communicated loudly and clearly that she did not. Shaindy endured and participated while in her TRAM for more than two hours.” Congratulations and keep up the great work!

Kaplan’s MOVE™ 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.