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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 »

10 Ways to Honor People with Learning Disabilities

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Speech-Language Pathologist SLP

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 »

7 Fall-Inspired Sensory Bins

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Let the cool crisp air, orange and brown color palette and fast-approaching holiday season inspire you to create some new sensory bins for your special education classroom or center for speech-language pathology or occupational therapy.  We know you advocate the use of sensory bins – as we do – because they promote practical life skills,… Read More »

5 Awesome Activity Ideas for the Therapy Classroom

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Sign up to get apps and activities delivered to your inbox monthly: txsource.com/newsletter Looking for a therapy job? Check out our current openings: https://jobs.txsource.com 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… 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 »

Coming Soon (We Love This!): The First Ever Child-Friendly 3D Printer

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Get apps and activities delivered to your inbox monthly: https://txsource.com/newsletter/   Looking for a therapy job? Check out our current openings: https://jobs.txsource.com There’s something to be said about old-fashioned games: playing house, making paper dolls, fingerpainting, Etch-a-Sketch and Magna-Doodle.  Often enough though, children want to use technology during both play and learning…(if only hopscotch while playing… Read More »

Organize Your Classroom for Spring: Tips for Therapists and Special Education Teachers

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Organize Your Classroom

Cramped. Busy. Less-than-tidy. Maybe even disheveled. What’s a school-based therapist or special education teacher to do when the duties are ginormous and clear – and the classroom is, well…not exactly that?  Therapeutic and special education staff face unique organization challenges, and often seek creative ways to work within a limited workspace and budget. Making a… Read More »