occupational therapists

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 »

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 »

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 »

Four Super-Simple Sensory Activities for Occupational Therapy

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Four Super-Simple Sensory Activities for Occupational Therapy

Happy National OT Month! 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,… 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 »

Must-Have Apps for Pediatric Occupational Therapists

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Like many pediatric occupational therapists (OTs) in the field today, you probably consider your tablet an essential part of your bag of tricks. Tablets are great for keeping notes, organizing schedules and assessing new patients. Using tablets, pediatric OTs can access indispensable tools for aiding treatment and development.  Plus, few things rival the chance to… Read More »

Classroom Sensory Strategies for Occupational Therapy

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When things get hairy, nerves are frayed and frustrations are running high, your calming influence as an occupational therapist (OT) can be the beacon in a storm of emotions.  Loud noises, bright lights, changes in schedule and overall tiredness are just a few good reasons to take a sensory break.  Knowing some good sensory strategies… Read More »

12 Back-to-School Tips for Parents of Children with Special Needs

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Sign up to get apps and activities delivered to your inbox monthly: txsource.com/newsletter Looking for a therapy job? Check out our current openings: https://jobs.txsource.com Each new school year brings a change to routine, along with new people and unfamiliar places. This can amount to a lot of anxiety and stress for both parents and their special needs… Read More »

7 Fun Occupational Therapy Art Projects

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Occupational therapy jobs can be intriguing and fun – especially when art enters the picture. Art projects can improve motivation during and after occupational therapy – with the additional benefits of increased creativity and self-esteem among students. According to Today in OT (Twitter: @TodayinOT) art projects offer the school-based occupational therapist a way to grade… Read More »