Monthly Archives:: July 2016

15 Fun Outdoor Activities for Children with Autism

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outdoor activities for children with autism

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 »

Summer-Inspired Sensory Bins

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  Want More Sensory Bins? See 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,… Read More »

How to Run a Social Skills Group – from Setup to Implementation

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Occupational Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists

A social skills group can be a valuable way to foster necessary social skills in children with special needs, who often exhibit slower social skills development than their peers do. Saying “please” and “thank you;” learning when to participate in a conversation and when to simply listen; discovering how to respond to others and how… Read More »

4 Long-Term Behavioral Therapy Strategies to Help Children Manage Anger

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Anger Management for Kids

Helping students on your caseload to manage their anger might sometimes feel like navigating a ship through murky waters. As challenging as it is to work with students who are dealing with anger issues, you, as a therapist in a school-based therapy job, are instrumental in helping them learn to manage their emotions with a… Read More »