Medha working with sensory toy Announcing our Jesse J. Kaplan School MOVER of the Month for May – Medha Tantri!

Medha loves participating in her MOVE™ activities. Her favorite tasks include sensory toys and the TAPit, an interactive screen. Medha has begun work with the gait trainer, a device that provides support and stability to children who need more than a conventional walker for mobility, and can sit in a chair with assistance.  She enjoys using the Somatron vibrating therapy mat and moves her legs and arms freely. 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 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™!

Medha working with sensory toyMedha working with sensory toy on mat