2016 May Newsletter

 

 

Happenings and Updates

 

TRRC is on AmazonSmile

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. You can choose from nearly one million organizations to support including TRRC!! This is a simple way to give back to your favorite riding center.

 

Update on Insurance 

We are now in network with Blue Cross Blue Shield plans as well as Maryland Physicians Care.

T-Shirt Preorder

Unbridled Rehabilitation Services shirts coming soon. Preorder your t-shirts via email alysa@unbridledrehab.com, $10 per shirt. Please specify a size and style.

  • Youth: S, M, L
  • Adult: S, M, L, XL, ($12 for XXL)
  • Styles: Standard cut (crew neck or v-neck), Women’s cut (crew neck or v-neck) $11

Summer Scheduling Reminder

Please contact the office to notify us if you have schedule adjustments for the spring and summer. It would be most helpful to know in advance as much as possible when you will be away for vacations so we can schedule accordingly.

Handwriting Improvement Program (H.I.P)

School will be out soon and June will be a great time for kids to practice handwriting in a fun and multi-sensory way!  In today’s Common Core, students are writing more than ever—but more and more states are optioning to eliminate or minimize specific time allocated to handwriting instruction.  Many of the local counties do not specifically teach cursive writing any longer, and indicate it is as out dated.  However, research states that learning how to write by hand is a necessary early motor exercise for other cognitive and physical skills. It helps develop eye-hand coordination skills and boosts brain development at a greater rate among young children (Saperstein Associates 2012; James and Gauthier 2006; James 2012; Berninger 2012).   Fast, fluent writing is critical in meeting the demands of today’s classrooms. Research has shown that cursive is faster than printing, and greater writing speed allows students to write better by lessening the burden on working memory (Peverly 2006). Therefore, the ability to write in cursive enables students to complete assignments quickly and take tests in a timely manner.

Alysa Simms, MOT, OTR/L has been Handwriting Without Tears (HWT) certified for over 14 years.  By using HWTs multi-sensory developmental teaching order the following be addressed:  posture, grip, letter formation, and paper positioning for greater success in during written tasks. Contact Alysa by email at alysa@unbridledrehab.com to schedule 1:1 or small group handwriting training using the Handwriting Without Tears method for preschoolers through middle school age students to fine tune both print and cursive handwriting skills.  Insurance and FSA accepted.

Handwriting is a foundational skill

that can influence students’ reading,

writing, language use, and critical thinking.

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams and live the life you have imagined.” (Henry David Thoreau)

Summer camp 2016

Nature is SENSATIONAL!

Times: 9am-12pm
Three 5-day sessions offered at $300/session:

  • June 20-24 (FULL)
  • August 8-12
  • August 15-19

https://unbridledrehab.com/summer-camps

Strider Bike Program

Times: 3:30-4:30
Upcoming Saturdays at TRRC:

  • June 18
  • June 25
  • July 2
  • July 9

https://unbridledrehab.com/services/bike-camps/

Upcoming Events

Spring Fling event hosted by Unbridled Rehab at TRRC is this coming Saturday, May 7th 4:00 – 6:00pm. All are welcome, so bring your friends and family!! A $5 donation per family is encouraged.

Activity Schedule:
4:00-4:30 – Horse shoe hunt #1
4:30-5:30 – Hayrides
5:30-6:00 – Horse shoe hunt #2

Alternative activities available including crafts and games for all ages.

Spotlight

Robin Grant, MPT

Robin is a licensed physical therapist who joined Unbridled Rehabilitation in January 2016. She received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Finance from the University of Missouri-Columbia and her Master of Physical Therapy from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri. Robin has had experience working with children of all ages in the pediatric inpatient rehabilitation, acute care, outpatient and Early Intervention settings.   She recently completed the Level 1 Hippotherapy Treatment Principles course in Boyds, Maryland. Robin is elated to join the team to provide therapy in such a beautiful environment and is over the moon to be working with both horses and children.

Activity of the Month

Materials needed:

  • Cardstock
  • Stapler
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon
  • Pom Pom (optional)

This is a fun craft to make. It would make a wonderful mothers day present. I tried making this craft using construction paper, but cardstock would work way better as it is more stiff. Plus cardstock is what was used in this picture. Fold the cardstock in half hamburger style then cut the cardstock length wise into about one inch strips. Fold the ends in to form the heart and staple together. Then make the circle with all of them and start to staple the hearts together. If you chose to add a pom pom, tie a string around the pom pom itself and the bottom of the top heart. Staple the ribbon to hearts directly across from each other and hang.

Contact Info: 3750-A Shady Lane Glenwood, MD 21738
Phone: (410) 970-2400
Fax: (410) 774-4090
Emailinfo@unbridledrehab.com

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