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 »
Special Education Teachers
Let’s face it – Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings can induce some stress. If you’re in one of the following school-based therapy jobs, you can diffuse IEP meeting tension by applying three of Dale Carnegie’s human relations principles. Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) Occupational therapists (OTs) Physical therapists (PTs) Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) School Counselors School Social… Read More »
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 »
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 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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.