Esther SmilingKudos to our Rockland BOCES Jesse J. Kaplan School MOVER of the Month – Esther Greenfeld!

As a result of the MOVE™ program, Esther now walks to various locations in the classroom with assistance. She has independent mat mobility and rolls around in search of musical toys, always using her forearms for stability. Esther now rises and pivots to assist in all transfers from her EasyStand trainer (standing technology for those with disabilities) to classroom chair for tabletop work. Thank you to Esther’s teachers and support staff for supporting her progress. She takes great pride in her ability to MOVE around the classroom!

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 more fulfilling lives. For some, this might be learning to hold their own cup; for others it might be learning to walk independently to explore their environment.

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

Esther working with toys   Esther working with staff  Esther walking