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FREE DOWNLOAD: Visual Discrimination Race Car Activity

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Start your engines! This fun and engaging racing-themed visual discrimination activity is sure to be a hit in your online or school-based occupational therapy classroom. This activity focuses on visual discrimination and visual attention skills, while solving a fun racing-themed puzzle. About Visual Discrimination Visual perceptual skills allow us to determine minimal differences between objects,… Read More »

Pittsburgh-based Charity Enables Children with Disabilities to Live Life to the Fullest

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Freedom of movement and the ability to easily communicate – two necessities of life that are easy to take for granted. But for a child with disabilities – the right equipment can be the difference between integration and isolation. Variety – the Children’s Charity, based out of Pittsburgh, has addressed this head-on, with three programs… Read More »

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 »