Kaplan student using sensory toolsOur Rockland BOCES Jesse J. Kaplan School is proud to recognize Kimberly Kennedy as “MOVER of the Month” for May. Kimberly now sits in a regular school chair for up to 30 minutes, from which she takes part in vocational tasks, fine motor activities and engages with the SMART Board. She also uses a gait trainer and stander for up to 40 minutes and enjoys riding the adaptive bicycle throughout the hallway. Keep up the great work, Kimberly!

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!