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

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  See More Sensory Bins >>   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 in… 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 »

10 Ways to Honor People with Learning Disabilities

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Working with a person with a learning disability (LD) can be a priceless experience, nurturing his or her growth in learning and self-confidence, and giving you the opportunity to demonstrate self-giving love and acceptance as you support the person.  Special education teachers, school-based speech-language pathologists (SLPs), and learning disability teacher consultants (LDTCs) may also honor… Read More »

4 Long-Term Behavioral Therapy Strategies to Help Children Manage Anger

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Anger Management for Kids

It’s difficult to navigate complicated emotions like anger, where fear and/or hurt often lies buried like a landmine.  All therapists in school-based therapy jobs can help children in the the process of managing – and overcoming – anger and cycles of angry reactions. In this article, we highlighted four long-term strategies any school-based therapist can use to help students… Read More »

Amazing Printable Resources that Every Speech Therapist Needs!

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These days, no school-based speech-language pathologist (SLP) therapist need feel alone in the world—even if you’re the only school-based therapist  at your work site.  The Internet is for sharing, and we are a generous breed that works to improve the lives of students and patients everywhere.  That’s why so many speech therapists – as well… Read More »

We’re Counting Down Five Fun New Year’s Themed Activities

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It’s hard to believe that we’ll soon be starting another year!  As the holidays approach and the current year ends…whether you are a speech-language pathologist, occupational therapist, or other type of school-based therapist…you may be looking for ways to mark the old and ring in the new in your school-based therapy job.   With some… Read More »

6 Fun Sensory Activities for Everyday Life

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Children of all ages and abilities – not just those in the care of a speech-language pathologist, occupational therapist, school psychologist, or other type of school-based therapist – can benefit from sensory experiences. For those in your therapy classroom or sessions who may be struggling to make sense of the world around them, chances to… Read More »

Ten Awesome Ideas for Early Speech and Language Intervention

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When it comes to early speech and language intervention, the simplest actions and objects can inspire progress—especially with your littlest subjects. We researched popular and effective early intervention techniques and found that school-based SLPs and other types of school-based therapists continue to be a crafty, creative and innovative crew willing to share what works. And… Read More »

Occupational Therapy Activities on a Budget: 8 Fine Motor Activities You Can Do With Everyday Items

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Count how many times a day you use fine motor skills to accomplish small tasks and you’ll find the list never ends— from eating, dressing and brushing teeth to writing, turning a key or completing a simple screwdriver repair. There’s good reason why hand eye-coordination training and the strengthening of muscles that control grip and… Read More »

5 Awesome Activity Ideas for the Therapy Classroom

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As a special education teacher or school-based therapist, you know that students can thrive when lessons cater to the ways in which they learn best. Everything from basic skills to self-care and social skills can be made accessible, exciting and engaging with a bit of creativity and understanding. In schools across the country, dedicated teachers… Read More »