Sunday, March 20, 2016

Allow me to introduce myself......

Who do the kids at school say I am?  I am the Fun Teacher.  This is what a student called me when asked by her teacher, who taught you to tie your shoes.  "The Fun Teacher taught me!"  - That's me. Even though, I am a therapist, I embrace the term. At the beginning of my career, I didn't make sure that my students knew my name. OTs see students 1-2 times per week. At that time, I was at multiple schools. The kiddos knew my face and where my room was but did not know my name.  Of course, I introduced myself to them when I began working with them but that was it. Now, for social skills purposes especially, I make it appoint to make sure my students know that the Fun Teacher actually has a name...............

Hello, My name is Tamika (Dopson) Harris. I have been an Occupational Therapist for 14 years. I have spent the majority of my career as a School Based Pediatric Occupational Therapist.  I have also spent a lot of time working in early intervention with children in their homes and daycares.  I have a passion for children which grew after I had my son. 

I am an OT at school and at home. Poor boy. His momma never stops thinking like an OT and educator so he is exposed to lots of good stuff including sensory experiences and social skills/ self-regulation techniques. He is my guinea pig for new ideas and frame of reference for development. 

 I am planning to use this blog to share ideas for Occupational Therapists and Teachers. I am planning to share free materials and materials for purchase. I will be talking about what it's like to raise a son as a single mother. I also would like to share my faith with others and provide inspiration to those who are in need. While I am only human, we as women put an "S" on our chests and fly through life like superwomen.  Please join me in this journey and new adventure in my life.

My son picked this dandelion the other day and said I wish for you momma.  He will never understand or know how many years I prayed for him and continue to pray for him daily. 


  1. Awesome intro! I look forward to your post.

  2. kimberlybailliardMarch 21, 2016 at 6:31 PM

    so very impressive friend :)
    love it!

  3. Nice! Will be following! I am a Canadian OT. ☺️

  4. Crystal Hill MelvinMarch 22, 2016 at 8:33 AM

    Great job Soror!! Looking forward to this!!

  5. Thank you for sharing your beauty and brilliance with the world!!!! Very proud of you!

    1. Thank you so much for reading and supporting me.

  6. Looking forward to reading more- thanks for sharing yourself and your

  7. You've been a very good momma,, I pray for you and your child,,may you and your son blessed by god for your health and prosperity..^^
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