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 summer spirit into your classroom or occupational therapy… Read More »
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Let’s face it – Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings can induce some stress. If you’re in one of the following school-based therapy jobs, you can diffuse IEP meeting tension by applying three of Dale Carnegie’s human relations principles. Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) Occupational therapists (OTs) Physical therapists (PTs) Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) School Counselors School Social… Read More »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings can be stress-inducing, but come with the territory in school-based therapy. There are a number of articles and checklists for parents on IEP meeting preparation – but not much information on how therapists and special education teachers can appropriately interact with parents who object to information, treatment proposals or methodologies. In his widely-read… Read More »
Keep your students moving this winter with these gross motor exercises for the classroom. Try putting your own spin on these activities and share your success stories in the comments section below! Find the list here. Looking for a therapy job? Check out our current openings: https://jobs.txsource.com Get apps and activities delivered to your… Read More »
Attention OTs! Help your students create holiday-themed crafts like gingerbread salt dough and paper snowflakes to improve fine-motor skills. Follow this link for more details and therapy activities. Happy holidays to all! Get apps and activities delivered to your inbox monthly: http://bit.ly/TXsourcenewsletter Looking for a therapy job? Check out our… Read More »
Improve fine-motor skills and arm strength with the help of this Thanksgiving-themed sensory bag. How can you incorporate this activity into your next lesson plan? let us know in the comments section below! Click here to learn more.
Use resistance bands to improve fine motor skills, gross motor skills, posture, and more! Click here to discover how with these quick and easy strengthening games.