occupational therapy

Cutting the Frustration – 5 Simple Tips to Teach Scissor Skills

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Cutting the Frustration – 5 Simple Tips to Teach Scissor Skills

Wide-eyed parents surprised by the skill of their toddler’s self-imposed “haircut” may be skeptical about the importance of teaching scissor skills in the classroom. Certainly, some children just KNOW how to use scissors…right? 😉 Seriously though: it is not unusual for a child to struggle with the concept, and need assistance with at least ONE… Read More »

Therapy Source, Inc. Approved by New Jersey Department of Education to Provide Speech-Language Telepractice Services

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Plymouth Meeting, PA — August 29, 2017 — Therapy Source, Inc., the premier provider of in-person and online therapy staffing solutions, has been named an approved provider by the New Jersey Department of Education to offer online therapy services to NJ public schools. Through a carefully vetted process, Therapy Source was one of only a… 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 »

10 Awesome Outdoor Activities for Your Therapy Practice

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Warmer days and more daylight mean plenty of opportunities to get outside to play, explore and socialize. Nearly everyone can benefit from fresh air and a little sunshine…so if you’re able to take your therapy sessions outdoors, now is the time. Some creative takes on classic games − along with some totally new ideas −… 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 »

8 Awesome Productivity Tips for School-Based Occupational Therapists

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Productivity Tips for OTs

If pressure from administrators, teachers and parents make you cringe at the word “productivity,” you’re not alone! Staying organized and on task while providing excellent service to your students is a unique challenge that comes with the territory of a school-based occupational therapy job. Good news is it’s also one you can conquer with some… 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 »

Best of Pinterest: Occupational Therapy Materials

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Of all social media, Pinterest remains one of the best for collecting, sharing and organizing ideas related to virtually every aspect of life!  For an occupational therapist (OT) (and others in school-based therapy jobs), Pinterest can be an incredible resource for inspiration and education.  If you haven’t already set up an account, we highly encourage… Read More »