Hi, I am Alexa Turgeon and I am the Occupational Therapist for the Tri-City United School District. 

I graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Master's degree in Occupational Therapy. Prior to that I studied Community Health Education and Minnesota State University, Mankato and was a member of the first graduating class of TCU! I am happy to be back and have the opportunity to serve the TCU communities. 

A note from Miss Lexi, Occupational Therapist 

Hi students and families! Please know that I am here to provide support and be an extra resource - not to provide extra work. I look forward to the opportunity to work with you!  

The best way to contact me will be via email (aturgeon@tcu2905.us) or you can call 507-364-3033. Please do not hesitate to reach out and we can connect via email, a phone call or a video chat. If your child receives direct services I will be reaching out to you soon. 

I am working on filming and adding fun videos and activities to my Occupational Therapy pages on SeeSaw  and Google classroom- please let me know if you would like to be added. 

Below are some activity suggestions that can support learning or serve as a fun change of pace!   *Please note, I serve kids birth - 21 so not all activities will be appropriate for your child - pick what feels most appropriate to you (and safe for your child) and feel free to contact me with any questions! Encourage your child to try their best, but most importantly - HAVE FUN! 

Fine Motor (as well as visual motor and bilateral coordination) 

  • Make a necklace 

    • Use a string or pipe cleaner + beads, cheerios, candy, pretzels, dried pasta 

  • Piggy bank  

    • Place coins in your piggy bank.. Now try with your other hand! 

  • Craft projects

    • Cutting with scissors or ripping paper,  coloring with crayons, and using a squeeze glue bottle, placing stickers are all tasks that help develop fine motor strength and coordination

  • Games 

    •  Operation Mr. Potato Head and Legos are fun ways to practice fine motor skills!

  • Treasure hunt

    • Put some small toys in a roll of playdoh and have your child pick them out

 

Sensory

  • Make cookies (roll dough balls with your hands)

  • Cotton ball races  (use a straw and a cotton ball) 

  • Play in shaving cream (practice writing their name, alphabet, making shapes)

  • Crash into pillows

  • Roll yourself up like a burrito in a towel or blanket 

  • “Heavy work” like Wall push-ups, wheelbarrow walks, pushing a full laundry basket

  • Animal walks (crab, bear, kangaroo etc) 

 

Apps & Helpful links


Contact Me: 
Email: aturgeon@tcu2905.us ;
Phone: 507-364-3033


 

Contact: Alexa Turgeon