Special Education Teachers

12 Back-to-School Tips for Parents of Children with Special Needs

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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 Each new school year brings a change to routine, along with new people and unfamiliar places. This can amount to a lot of anxiety and stress for both parents and their special needs… 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 »

Summer-Inspired Sensory Bins

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Summer brings warm weather, sunny skies and lots of new opportunities to learn and grow. One way for children with special needs to learn is through the use of sensory bins, which include items with texture or other sense-stimulating characteristics. Common bases for sensory bins include water, shaving cream, sand, mud, rice, and uncooked beans.… Read More »

How to Effectively Diffuse IEP Meeting Tension

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Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings can be stress-inducing, but come with the territory in school-based therapy. There are a number of articles and checklists for parents on IEP meeting preparation – but not much information on how therapists and special education teachers can appropriately interact with parents who object to information, treatment proposals or methodologies. In his widely-read… Read More »

Organize Your Classroom for Spring: Tips for Therapists and Special Education Teachers

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Organize Your Classroom

Cramped. Busy. Less-than-tidy. Maybe even disheveled. What’s a school-based therapist or special education teacher to do when the duties are ginormous and clear – and the classroom is, well…not exactly that?  Therapeutic and special education staff face unique organization challenges, and often seek creative ways to work within a limited workspace and budget. Making a… Read More »

25 Gross Motor Games for Winter

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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: http://jobs.txsource.com Get apps and activities delivered to your… Read More »

3 PT Activities for Kids with Down Syndrome

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School Physical Therapists

In honor of both Down Syndrome Awareness Month and National Physical Therapy Month, take a look at these PT actives that help children with Down Syndrome strengthen their hamstrings and quads. Click here for the article.

TBYF: 10 Unconventional Ways to Motivate Students

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Speech-Language Pathologists

Grab a little inspiration from this list of unusual ways to motivate your students throughout the school year. Take back your Friday and check out the list here.

31 Incredible Back to School Bulletin Boards

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School Physical Therapists

Are you ready to refresh your classroom with a new ‘back to school’ look? Let these creative and interactive bulletin boards inspire you! Take a look.