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Beck, M. 2021. The Development of Sensory, Fine Motor, and Gross Motor Performance Through an After School Club Curriculum: Using Dr. Seuss Stories to Create Occupational Therapy Based Interventions. Undergraduate Honors Thesis. University of Nebraska-Lincoln.


Copyright Madelyn Beck 2021.


The goal of occupational therapy is to assist individuals in fulfilling their daily occupations. For many children, their occupations primarily consist of school and play. In order to successfully fulfil these occupations, children need a specific skill set centered around sensory performance and fine- and gross- motor development. This text examines children who were selected from a Lincoln, Nebraska public elementary school to participate in an after-school club program with Dr. Seuss themed curriculum. The curriculum focused on developing sensory, fine motor, and gross motor execution through various classroom activities and play-based interventions.