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Fall into rhyming with this FREE activity download!

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Daylight savings time has arrived….and wow, it sure is getting dark early. The onset of winter is just around the corner…but we’ll take every opportunity we can to hold on to autumn! We thought you might feel the same way – so we’ve prolonged the season by creating this free fall-themed rhyming activity for your… Read More »

FREE DOWNLOAD: Fall Description Speech Activity

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From vibrant-colored leaves to bright orange pumpkins…Fall is a beautiful time of year! With all of these bright colors and fun sensations to draw from, it’s the perfect time of year to get students engaged within your speech therapy job. To help, we’ve put together this fun (and FREE) downloadable resource for you to include… Read More »

Celebrate Fall (and Halloween!) with These Fun and Simple Sensory Bins

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  Want More Sensory Bins? See More!   Although many retailers started celebrating Halloween back in August, Halloween is finally really almost here. Halloween and Fall-themed sensory bins are an easy, non-threatening way to bring the colors and sights of the season into your school-based therapy classroom. This is Fun! Sensory bins were recently introduced… Read More »

FREE DOWNLOAD: Halloween-Themed Bingo Activity for Speech Therapy

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It feels like just yesterday that we were sunbathing by the pool (and if you’re in one of the warmer parts of the country, you probably still are!) Here in PA though, we’re embracing all things Fall…cool, crisp nights, pumpkin spice EVERYTHING, and of course, Halloween. Already a favorite holiday for children everywhere, it’s a… Read More »

Cutting the Frustration – 5 Simple Tips to Teach Scissor Skills

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Cutting the Frustration – 5 Simple Tips to Teach Scissor Skills

Wide-eyed parents surprised by the skill of their toddler’s self-imposed “haircut” may be skeptical about the importance of teaching scissor skills in the classroom. Certainly, some children just KNOW how to use scissors…right? 😉 Seriously though: it is not unusual for a child to struggle with the concept, and need assistance with at least ONE… Read More »

The Self-Regulation Hacks You Need to Try

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The Self-Regulation Hacks You Need to Try

For many students, including those participating in school-based therapy, self-regulation is the most difficult aspect of school to master. As academic expectations increase, so do expectations on behavior, and some students – ESPECIALLY those under the case of a Speech-Language Pathologist, Occupational Therapist, or other type of therapist – can quickly fall behind as their… Read More »

Getting Started with Sensory Bins: Everything You Need To Know

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Getting Started with Sensory Bins

  Want More Sensory Bins? See More!   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… 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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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 »

OT Sensory Bins Perfect for Summer

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OT Sensory Bins Perfect for Summer

  Want More Sensory Bins? See More!   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… Read More »