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Fun Activities for Children with Low Muscle Tone

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Whether you’re working in a healthcare setting or as a school therapist, there’s a good chance you’ll be charged with helping to improve muscle tone. Low muscle tone, or hypotonia, refers to abnormally low tension or resistance to movement in a muscle.  It occurs when the length of the resting muscle is slightly but atypically… Read More »

Best of Pinterest: Occupational Therapy Materials

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Of all social media, Pinterest remains one of the best for collecting, sharing and organizing ideas related to virtually every aspect of life!  For an occupational therapist (OT) (and others in school-based therapy jobs), Pinterest can be an incredible resource for inspiration and education.  If you haven’t already set up an account, we highly encourage… Read More »

Amazing Printable Resources that Every Speech Therapist Needs!

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These days, no school-based speech-language pathologist (SLP) therapist need feel alone in the world—even if you’re the only school-based therapist  at your work site.  The Internet is for sharing, and we are a generous breed that works to improve the lives of students and patients everywhere.  That’s why so many speech therapists – as well… Read More »

We’re Counting Down Five Fun New Year’s Themed Activities

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It’s hard to believe that we’ll soon be starting another year!  As the holidays approach and the current year ends…whether you are a speech-language pathologist, occupational therapist, or other type of school-based therapist…you may be looking for ways to mark the old and ring in the new in your school-based therapy job.   With some… Read More »

6 Fun Sensory Activities for Everyday Life

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Children of all ages and abilities – not just those in the care of a speech-language pathologist, occupational therapist, school psychologist, or other type of school-based therapist – can benefit from sensory experiences. For those in your therapy classroom or sessions who may be struggling to make sense of the world around them, chances to… Read More »

Ten Awesome Ideas for Early Speech and Language Intervention

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When it comes to early speech and language intervention, the simplest actions and objects can inspire progress—especially with your littlest subjects. We researched popular and effective early intervention techniques and found that school-based SLPs and other types of school-based therapists continue to be a crafty, creative and innovative crew willing to share what works. And… Read More »

7 Fall-Inspired Sensory Bins

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Let the cool crisp air, orange and brown color palette and fast-approaching holiday season inspire you to create some new sensory bins for your special education classroom or center for speech-language pathology or occupational therapy.  We know you advocate the use of sensory bins – as we do – because they promote practical life skills,… Read More »

Occupational Therapy Activities on a Budget: 8 Fine Motor Activities You Can Do With Everyday Items

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Count how many times a day you use fine motor skills to accomplish small tasks and you’ll find the list never ends— from eating, dressing and brushing teeth to writing, turning a key or completing a simple screwdriver repair. There’s good reason why hand eye-coordination training and the strengthening of muscles that control grip and… Read More »

5 Awesome Activity Ideas for the Therapy Classroom

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Sign up to get apps and activities delivered to your inbox monthly: txsource.com/newsletter Looking for a therapy job? Check out our current openings: http://jobs.txsource.com As a special education teacher or school-based therapist, you know that students can thrive when lessons cater to the ways in which they learn best. Everything from basic skills to self-care and social… Read More »

7 Great Play Therapy Techniques to Try in Your Next Session

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Sign up to get apps and activities delivered to your inbox monthly: txsource.com/newsletter Looking for a therapy job? Check out our current openings: http://jobs.txsource.com Play is the universal language of children.  It is one of the brain’s favorite ways to learn. And for those who are working to overcome challenges— physical and/or emotional—purposeful and guided playtime opens… Read More »