Leslie looking at camera while playing with toyAnnouncing the Jesse J. Kaplan School February  “MOVER™ of the Month” Leslie Velasquez-Zamora!

Leslie has done amazing work within the MOVE program. She sits at the table with a lap belt for group activities and reaches for her own supplies. Leslie enjoys exploring her environment on the mat. She can roll to get her favorite toys from the shelf and plays with them while working on her core muscles. We are all very proud of her accomplishments this year!

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 therefore more fulfilling lives. For some, this might be learning to hold their own cup; for others it might be learning to walk independently and having the opportunity 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™!

Leslie sitting while playing   Leslie works with teacher and toy. Leslie painting