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Create Your Own Speech Therapy Materials – It’s Easier Than You Might Think!

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As a Speech-Language Pathologist, planning out my speech therapy sessions is a large – and important – part of my job. Every student has their own unique challenges…and there’s not always a worksheet available to target a particular student’s communication goal. So to compensate, I’ve taken to developing my own speech therapy materials. I’ve found… Read More »

Occupational Therapy Websites and Blogs We Love!

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Top 10 OT Websites

When starting out as an Occupational Therapist – especially in a school-based position – it can often seem overwhelming to know where and how to begin the process of accumulating useful materials for use in your occupational therapy sessions. Conversely, if you’re a seasoned Occupational Therapist, it can sometimes be challenging to break free from… Read More »

Baking Up a Fun-Filled Therapy Session (Yummy Recipes Included!)

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Baking is a wonderful opportunity to interact within your school-based therapy or special education session. While creating something delicious, you have ample opportunity to integrate math concepts (ingredient measurements), sequencing (following the steps in the directions), and vocabulary (the Ingredients.) Beforehand, research some of the ingredients to find out their purpose in the recipe (e.g.,… Read More »

FREE DOWNLOAD: Winter Describing Activity

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Are the wet, cold, shorter (darker) days of winter causing gloomy attitudes and lack of motivation in your speech therapy sessions? Turn those frowns upside down…filled with the happiest of images associated with the season, this free printable winter describing activity will add some seasonal flair to your school-based or online therapy classroom! How it… 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 »

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

  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 »