1. Have a space that is dedicated to remote learning.

2. Use picture schedules, timers, and verbal warnings to assist with transitions.

3. Utilize alternative seating.

4. Lay weighted items across the child’s lap while they are learning.

5. Have the child chew gum, drink a smoothie through a straw, or snack on something crunchy.

6. Play music with strong, steady beats like classical music.

7. Experiment with scents in the learning area.

8. Trial fidgets/in-hand manipulatives.

9. Schedule in breaks.

10. Provide small rewards throughout the day and a larger reward when a day’s worth of work is complete.


-Jenny O’Leary, OT

Remote Learning Tips