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Making Homemade Slime — The Day I Discovered Its Benefits (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 try…making homemade slime?” Slime! UGH! I had only recently learned that making homemade slime had evolved from a niche internet… Read More »

Keep Your Occupational Therapy Sessions Fun and Engaging With This FREE Winter Tracing Activity

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We’re all anxiously awaiting the return of consistently warmer weather…but alas, there are still several more weeks of winter to endure. 🙁 Want to keep your occupational therapy sessions fun and engaging while you’re stuck in the classroom? This FREE downloadable winter tracing activity, filled with winter-themed pictures and words, might do the trick! What… Read More »

25 Gross Motor Activities for Winter

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Keep your students moving with these 25 gross motor activities for winter for the classroom. Try putting your own spin on these gross motor activities and share your success stories in the comments section below! “My goal for these indoor gross motor activities is simple, do-able fun. These indoor gross motor energy busters will get… Read More »

25 Christmas Occupational Therapy Activities

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Attention OTs! Try these Christmas occupational therapy activities with your students, and create holiday-themed crafts like gingerbread salt dough and paper snowflakes to improve fine motor skills. “The Christmas season is a hectic and chaotic time.  With holiday parties, altered schedules, and never-ending to-do lists, Christmas can be overwhelming for adults and kids.  Children see… Read More »

Turkey Squishy Bag: A Super Simple Sensory Activity

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Improve fine motor skills and arm strength with the help of this Thanksgiving-themed turkey squishy bag. How can you incorporate this activity into your next lesson plan? Let us know in the comments section below! “This make a turkey activity was so simple and easy to put together that I almost feel bad for making… Read More »

4 Simple Strengthening Games for the Classroom

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Use resistance bands to improve fine motor skills, gross motor skills, posture, and more! Click here to discover how to use resistance bands in your classroom with these four quick and easy strengthening games!

35 Sensory Activities to Help Students with SPD

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This excellent SPD resource of 35 sensory activities includes creative activities and DIY projects to aid students with sensory processing disorders both at home and in the classroom. To find out how to benefit students with SPD, read the article here. Get apps and activities delivered to your inbox monthly: https://txsource.com/newsletter Looking for a therapy… Read More »

5 Dollar Aisle Finds for Therapists

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Occupational Therapists,

Are you a physical therapist or occupational therapist on a budget? Take advantage of these dollar aisle finds to use year-round in your therapy sessions. These bargain items are ideal for gross motor, fine motor, and sensory-motor play. “I am a dollar store or dollar aisle frequenter when it comes to grabbing things for working… Read More »

Ed Tech Tuesday: 40 Resources for iPads in Education

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Speech-Language Pathologists

This week, we want to make sure you have the opportunity to explore the top resources for iPads in education. This list is perfect for both teachers and special educators. Take a look at the top resources for iPads in education here!

16 Inspirational Quotes for OTs

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Occupational Therapists

In need of a little motivation to help you finish out the week? Check out this collection of inspirational quotes related to daily living, being an Occupational Therapist, and the therapy process. Check out the inspirational quotes here.