What is Hands on Fun OT?
Hands on Fun OT is and innovative, new program that includes everything you need to make occupational therapy easy, fun and entertaining for you and your child. Through specialized kits and programs for different age groups, HOFOT provides assistance to children who need additional support with fine motor development and bridges the gap between OT services in school and activities at home. Each kit includes an extensive DVD program, easy to understand manuals, a fun calendar and all of the toys you need to practice occupational therapy in the comfort of your own home.
Who is Kim Cunningham?
Kim Cunningham, MS OTR has served as a Licensed Pediatric Occupational Therapist for over 20 years, with a focus on early childhood development. As an educator, she's always been concerned in a more holistic and comprehensive approach to the care of her young patients, even when they are learning at home. She has created the Hands on Fun OT kit to make occupational therapy fun and easy for parents and children.
The "Aha Moment" Story
Throughout Kim's professional career, she experienced concerned parents, teachers and caregivers asking what else could be done to ensure their child's fine motor development. She naturally offered home exercise guides.
In 2004, Kim was blessed with the arrival of her first niece, Ciara. Her sister, Laura, a new mom and a Special Education Teacher, asked Kim to schedule some special "Aunt Kimmie Time," each week to make sure that Ciara was hitting all of the developmental milestones. Kim welcomed the time with her niece and began to document all the activities she did.
Ten months after Ciara was born, news came that Laura was pregnant again, but this time with twins, Jenna & Aiden. Kim had her "Aha Moment" when she realized how important it would be for these babies to achieve all of their developmental milestones, just like their older sister. She realized that other parents and caregivers could benefit from all of these fun activities, and HOFOT was born. Kits with tools, DVDs and step-by-step instruction manuals to guide parents with her expertise were created.