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Nine Tactics Therapists Can Use to Help Students Focus

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Nine Tactics Therapists Can Use to Help Students Focus

To learn and eventually master new skills, children must pay attention. Attention spans can vary greatly from child to child and fluctuate at various times of the day. Those students diagnosed with specific attention issues (e.g. ADHD) are doubly challenged when it comes to sitting, working and staying focused in a classroom setting. Experts say… 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 »

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 »

Classroom Sensory Strategies for Occupational Therapy

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When things get hairy, nerves are frayed and frustrations are running high, your calming influence as an occupational therapist (OT) can be the beacon in a storm of emotions.  Loud noises, bright lights, changes in schedule and overall tiredness are just a few good reasons to take a sensory break.  Knowing some good sensory strategies… 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 »

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 »

7 Fun Occupational Therapy Art Projects

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Occupational therapy jobs can be intriguing and fun – especially when art enters the picture. Art projects can improve motivation during and after occupational therapy – with the additional benefits of increased creativity and self-esteem among students. According to Today in OT (Twitter: @TodayinOT) art projects offer the school-based occupational therapist a way to grade… Read More »

8 Engaging Activities for Children with Limited Mobility

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When helping children with limited mobility, special education teachers, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists and physical therapists – and other clinicians in school-based therapy jobs – are often on the lookout for activities to engage children. Whether making music or art, crafting or playing games, here are 8 activities you can include in your lineup.  … Read More »

15 Fun Outdoor Activities for Children with Autism

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Summer brings more than warm weather – it’s a wonderful time to take therapy sessions outdoors!  In the summer, an occupational therapist (OT) or speech-language pathologist (SLP), has the opportunity to introduce the benefits of outdoor learning and skill development to children with autism. Whether you are an occupational therapist (OT) speech-language pathologist (SLP), or… Read More »