If pressure from administrators, teachers and parents make you cringe at the word “productivity,” you’re not alone! Staying organized and on task while providing excellent service to your students is a unique challenge that comes with the territory of a school-based occupational therapy job. Good news is it’s also one you can conquer with some… Read More »
Happy National OT Month! Here at Therapy Source, we’ve been avidly reading about the latest and greatest ideas on sensory processing activities and we’d like to offer all occupational therapists four ideas: two that really impressed us, and two that were shared by our own staff. Whether students on your caseload experience sensory discrimination challenges,… Read More »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Happy National OT Month to all the Occupational Therapists out there. You’ve chosen a challenging career that requires meticulous attention to detail – as well as perseverance, patience and a cheerful, selfless attitude. In honor of your commitment, we’ve mined the world of inspiration and curated 20 quotes to encourage you in your work, and… Read More »
Keep your students moving this winter with these gross motor exercises for the classroom. Try putting your own spin on these activities and share your success stories in the comments section below! Find the list here. Looking for a therapy job? Check out our current openings: //jobs.txsource.com Get apps and activities delivered to your… Read More »
Attention OTs! Help your students create holiday-themed crafts like gingerbread salt dough and paper snowflakes to improve fine-motor skills. Follow this link for more details and therapy activities. Happy holidays to all! Get apps and activities delivered to your inbox monthly: //bit.ly/TXsourcenewsletter Looking for a therapy job? Check out our… Read More »
Improve fine-motor skills and arm strength with the help of this Thanksgiving-themed sensory bag. How can you incorporate this activity into your next lesson plan? let us know in the comments section below! Click here to learn more.
Use resistance bands to improve fine motor skills, gross motor skills, posture, and more! Click here to discover how with these quick and easy strengthening games.