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Celebrate Fall (and Halloween!) with These Fun and Simple Sensory Bins

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  Want More Sensory Bins? See More!   Although many retailers started celebrating Halloween back in August, Halloween is finally really almost here. Halloween and Fall-themed sensory bins are an easy, non-threatening way to bring the colors and sights of the season into your school-based therapy classroom. This is Fun! Sensory bins were recently introduced… Read More »

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 »

10 Awesome Outdoor Activities for Your Therapy Practice

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outdoor therapy activities

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 »

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 »

Nine Tactics Therapists Can Use to Help Students Focus

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Nine Tactics Therapists Can Use to Help Students Focus

To learn and eventually master new skills, children must pay attention. Attention spans can vary greatly from child to child and fluctuate at various times of the day. Those students diagnosed with specific attention issues (e.g. ADHD) are doubly challenged when it comes to sitting, working and staying focused in a classroom setting. Experts say… 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 »

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 »