We are proud to announce the Jesse J. Kaplan School January “MOVER™ of the Month” Emma Monahan!

Emma has been progressing well in the MOVE program. She is responsive to therapeutic positioning and can sit in her wheelchair using only a lap belt, with close supervision.  Emma is alert with her eyes open and looks from side to side while in the stander, a device that provides proper positioning for therapy. She is able to turn her head while in a supine position and lift her head with support while sitting.

We are so proud of Emma!

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™!

Emma working with teacher   Emma working with tools