occupational therapy activities

The Day I Discovered the Benefits of Slime (Recipe, How-To Video, and Occupational Therapy Activities Included!)

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Slime for Occupational Therapy

On a recent rainy weekend, my young daughter approached me with a cautiousness I immediately recognized as a sign that she was about to ask something she knew I wouldn’t like.“Mommy,” she said. “Can we make….slime?” Slime! UGH! I had only recently learned that homemade slime had evolved from a niche internet fad to a… Read More »

FREE DOWNLOAD: Fall Leaf Tracing Occupational Therapy Activity

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Let’s celebrate Autumn’s charm, before we’re overtaken by the blustery cold of winter (don’t worry – we have plenty of fun winter activities in our blog for you). This fun – and FREE – activity is a perfect way to bring the fun of the fall season into both your in-person AND online pediatric occupational… Read More »

15 Fun Outdoor Activities for Children with Autism

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outdoor activities for children with autism

Spring and Summer bring more than warm weather – it’s a wonderful time to take therapy sessions outdoors! In the summer, an occupational therapist (OT) or speech-language pathologist (SLP), has the opportunity to introduce the benefits of outdoor learning and skill development to children with autism. Whether you are an occupational therapist (OT) speech-language pathologist… Read More »

12 Awesome Occupational Therapy Activities (for Elementary-Aged Children)

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Elementary Aged Children Playing

As a school-based occupational therapist, much of your job is focused on helping students to develop the skills necessary for everyday living. At the elementary school level, this often means helping children to develop basic fine and gross motor skills and balance. Continually developing new and interesting occupational therapy activities to incorporate into your occupational… Read More »