Occupational Therapy Life Hacks

Backpack Safety Awareness Month

Brought to you by your Royal Oak Schools Occupational Therapists

September 8, 2022

September is Backpack Safety Awareness Month. Use the resources below to ensure your students are protecting their backs!

What does the right backpack look like for your child?

Things to look for:

  • Two wide, well padded shoulder straps
  • Waist or chest strap
  • Backpack should not be higher than the shoulders and no more than two inches below the belly button
  • Backpack is centered between the shoulder blades

What Does The American Occupational Therapy Association Have to Say about Backpack Safety?

BACKPACK AWARENESS DAY 🎒 | AOTA Recommended Tips for Backpack Safety
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