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4 Excellent Online Speech Therapy Courses for Pediatric SLPs

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As a pediatric SLP, you know that treatment breakthroughs and new methods are bursting on to the scene every day. To make the biggest and most lasting impact on the lives of your littlest patients, you must keep up. It’s always important to take steps towards digging deeper into topics that interest you and uncovering new… 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 »

10 of the Latest and Greatest Apps for SLPs

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Speech Therapy Apps

May marks Better Hearing & Speech Month, a time to raise awareness about communication disorders, and the role that speech-language pathologists (SLPs) play in providing life-changing treatment. To celebrate the month and help bring innovative technology into your sessions, we bring you… (drum roll please!)…. our latest list of amazing apps for SLPs! We’ve included… Read More »

Four Super-Simple Sensory Activities for Occupational Therapy

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Four Super-Simple Sensory Activities for Occupational Therapy

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, sensory modulation issues or… Read More »

Nine Tactics Therapists Can Use to Help Students Focus

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Nine Tactics Therapists Can Use to Help Students Focus

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 »

Nine Great Apps for Physical Therapists in School Settings

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The hard work and consistent efforts of school-based physical therapists (PTs) are nothing less than heroic. Often called upon to serve district-wide and on a variety of fronts, those with PT jobs make a significant impact on the lives of student. Day to day, progress happens in slow increments, but in a big-picture sense, cumulative… Read More »

Fun Activities for Children with Low Muscle Tone

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Whether you’re working in a healthcare setting or as a school therapist, there’s a good chance you’ll be charged with helping to improve muscle tone. Low muscle tone, or hypotonia, refers to abnormally low tension or resistance to movement in a muscle.  It occurs when the length of the resting muscle is slightly but atypically… Read More »

Ten Ways to Honor People with Learning Disabilities

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Speech-Language Pathologist SLP

Working with a person with a learning disability (LD) can be a priceless experience, nurturing his or her growth in learning and self-confidence, and giving you the opportunity to demonstrate self-giving love and acceptance as you support the person.  Special education teachers, school-based speech-language pathologists (SLPs), and learning disability teacher consultants (LDTCs) may also honor… Read More »

5 Interesting Blogs for School Counselors

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School counselors help students in ways that are not always immediately visible.  They guide students at all academic levels towards college and career readiness while encouraging them to achieve school success and plan for the future.  Sometimes, they are called upon to act as mediators for conflict resolution involving students, parents and even teachers. To… Read More »