School-based therapy

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 »

The Self-Regulation Hacks You Need to Try

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The Self-Regulation Hacks You Need to Try

For many students, including those participating in school-based therapy, self-regulation is the most difficult aspect of school to master. As academic expectations increase, so do expectations on behavior, and some students – ESPECIALLY those under the case of a Speech-Language Pathologist, Occupational Therapist, or other type of therapist – can quickly fall behind as their… Read More »

8 Activities for Treating Anxiety in Children

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8 Activities for Treating Anxiety in Children

As a therapist working in a school-based therapy job, you may be charged with helping to calm the nerves of children battling anxiety. According to Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. and Huffington Post contributor, “Teaching kids about how fear and worry work in their bodies, and specific thinking and doing strategies to fight the “Worry Monster,”… 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 »

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 »

Ten Top Tips for Working with Autistic Children

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Speech-Language Pathologists

It can be said that when you’ve met an Autistic person, you’ve done simply that—met one individual with Autism.  As a speech-language pathologist or other type of school-based therapist job working with both verbal and non-verbal students, you know that every child is different. Their interests, abilities, stress levels and learning styles vary across a… Read More »

8 Engaging Activities for Children with Limited Mobility

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When helping children with limited mobility, special education teachers, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists and physical therapists – and other clinicians in school-based therapy jobs – are often on the lookout for activities to engage children. Whether making music or art, crafting or playing games, here are 8 activities you can include in your lineup.  … Read More »

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

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Anger Management for Kids

Helping students on your caseload to manage their anger might sometimes feel like navigating a ship through murky waters. As challenging as it is to work with students who are dealing with anger issues, you, as a therapist in a school-based therapy job, are instrumental in helping them learn to manage their emotions with a… Read More »

7 Simple Spring Activities for School-Based Therapists

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Occupational Therapists

Spring is a time of growth and new beginnings – a great time to try something different in your school-based therapy classroom. Children fresh from spring break can have a renewed energy—the end of the year is fast approaching, after all—and something new and exciting in the classroom can inspire them to make progress like… Read More »

How to Prepare for an Interview for a School-Based Therapy Position

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Are you searching for a school-based therapy job? Want to feel confident and prepared in your next – or first – interview with special education department staff? No matter what your profession – speech-language pathologist (SLP), occupational therapist (OT), physical therapist (PT), Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) or another – pre-interview jitters are commonplace.  Any stress… Read More »