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Getting Started with Sensory Bins: Everything You Need To Know

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Getting Started with Sensory Bins

Whether it’s a new job, a new caseload or a new school year, starting something different is the perfect time for pediatric therapists and other school-based therapists to take a look at creating and incorporating sensory bins in to their practices. Sensory bins are an effective, portable and low-cost way to engage students and bring… Read More »

Leading Therapy Staffing Provider Announces Addition of Clinical Manager for Telepractice Online Platform

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Plymouth Meeting, PA — July 24, 2017 — Therapy Source, Inc., the premier national provider of in-person and online therapy staffing services and solutions, has announced its recent hire of Tracy Sippl, M.S., CCC-SLP as TheraWeb Clinical Manager. In this role, Ms. Sippl will provide clinical oversight and subject matter expertise in support of TheraWeb,… Read More »

8 Activities for Treating Anxiety in Children

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8 Activities for Treating Anxiety in Children

As a therapist working in a school-based therapy job, you may be charged with helping to calm the nerves of children battling anxiety. According to Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. and Huffington Post contributor, “Teaching kids about how fear and worry work in their bodies, and specific thinking and doing strategies to fight the “Worry Monster,”… Read More »

10 Awesome Outdoor Activities for Your Therapy Practice

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outdoor therapy activities

Warmer days and more daylight mean plenty of opportunities to get outside to play, explore and socialize. Nearly everyone can benefit from fresh air and a little sunshine…so if you’re able to take your therapy sessions outdoors, now is the time. Some creative takes on classic games − along with some totally new ideas −… Read More »

6 Must-Follow Blogs for Occupational Therapists

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Blogs for Occupational Therapists

Get ready to breathe new life into your occupational therapy (OT) sessions! Whether you’re an OT working in a healthcare setting or a school-based OT, connecting with other professionals through blogs is a great way to gather new ideas and gain perspective when challenges arise. There are quite a few passionate bloggers out there sharing… Read More »

7 Incredibly Useful Hacks for Delivering Online Speech Therapy

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7 Useful Hacks for Online Speech Therapy

The availability and acceptance of online speech therapy is on the rise, and with good reason! Delivering services via online technology is convenient, improves access to care, decreases costs and can offer children and adults the same progress benefits as face-to-face therapy sessions do. (Want to learn more about providing online speech therapy? Discover the… Read More »

OT Sensory Bins Perfect for Summer

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OT Sensory Bins Perfect for Summer

Summer offers so many opportunities to get outside, play and explore!  Summer-themed sensory bins for occupational therapists (OTs) are the perfect way to practice fine motor skills, promote calm and foster creative play. When possible, you can easily set them up outside or bring some of the summer spirit into your classroom or occupational therapy… Read More »

9 Essential Books for the School Psychologist’s Bookshelf

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9 Essential Books for School Psychologists

Since 1949, Mental Health America and affiliate organizations across the country have led the observance of Mental Health Month each May. And though our understanding of mental health continues to improve, the times in which we live become more and more complex with the pressures of academics, bullying, social media, information overload and other factors… Read More »

4 Excellent Online Courses for Pediatric SLPs

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4 Excellent Online Courses for Pediatric SLPs

Better Speech and Hearing Month 2017 is in full swing! And there’s no better time to take steps towards digging deeper into topics that interest you and uncovering new ideas for improving the ways you do what you do. As a pediatric SLP, you know that treatment breakthroughs and new methods are bursting on to… Read More »

8 Awesome Productivity Tips for School-Based Occupational Therapists

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Productivity Tips for OTs

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 »