Measuring Mindfulness: 3 Successful Rating Scales For Children

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In today’s climate of uncertainty, mindfulness – the simple practice of bringing a gentle, accepting attitude to the present moment – can sometimes feel out of reach. This is especially true for children who are on IEPs and/or who struggle with self-regulation skills (i.e., struggle to manage stressors, direct their attention, or process big emotions).… Read More »

FREE DOWNLOAD: Summer Bingo Activity for Speech Therapy

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Looking for a fun, seasonally-appropriate activity to keep the WH questions flowing all summer long? Then you’ll love this free summer WH question BINGO activity, perfect to a pass along to print out for at-home reinforcement, or to upload and use as part of your TheraWeb online therapy session! This awesome summer BINGO game includes 3 game boards,… Read More »

The Best Free Online Learning Resources for Educators & Therapists

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With a national transition to distance learning amidst the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, administrators, teachers, and therapists are working hard to understand the ins-and-outs of virtual instruction. This has led to a significant change in the education landscape, as pretty much every company in this space has stepped up to offer free access to tools, services,… Read More »

FREE DOWNLOAD: Winter-Themed Synonym Matching Activities

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Winter is definitely upon us, and we’re embracing the season in all its glory by incorporating the most identifiable elements into synonym matching worksheets that are educational, fun and free! Increasing a student’s ability to use and understand synonyms helps to improve their vocabulary knowledge and increase comprehension of the spoken and written word, which… Read More »

5 Picture Books Therapists Can Use to Promote Empathy

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In today’s selfie-filled culture, which seems to celebrate “Me first,” it’s become more important than ever to incorporate empathy—the capacity to relate to and understand others—into pediatric therapy sessions. Empathy is critical, because it gives children a solid foundation for building positive relationships at school and at home. Empathic children tend to do better in… Read More »

8 Excellent Activities for Kinesthetic Learners

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Is your special education student fidgeting during their therapy or teaching sessions? Does it seem like he/she has a hard time sitting still for any extended period of time? If so, you many have a kinesthetic learner on your hands. Thankfully – there’s a learning style for that! Kinesthetic learning (also referred to as, tactile… Read More »

Ridiculously Rousing /r/ Sound Activity Sheets for Articulation – FREE DOWNLOAD

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With 24 consonants and 20 vowels in the English language, it’s no wonder that many children end up struggling to pronounce at least 1 or 2. And of course, /r/ sound referrals are among the most common within the school-based SLP community. It’s likely for this reason that many creative activities for school-based therapy are… Read More »

The 4 Best Yoga Poses for Children with Special Needs

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The popularity of yoga has been on the rise, at least in part because it’s accessible to everyone – including children – regardless of physical ability. And if you’re a physical therapist or occupational therapist seeking creative ways to increase engagement and awareness, yoga may very well be the answer! Practicing yoga has been found… Read More »

Activities and Apps for Relieving Anxiety in Children

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A report published by the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics revealed an alarming statistic: more than 1 out of every 20 children and teens in the United States has been clinically diagnosed by a healthcare professional as having anxiety or depression. Further, the report shared that the number of children with diagnosed anxiety has… Read More »