special education

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 in my… 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 »

OT Sensory Bins Perfect for Summer

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OT Sensory Bins Perfect for Summer

Want More Sensory Bins? See More! 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… Read More »

Summer-Inspired Sensory Bins

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Want More Sensory Bins? See More! Summer brings warm weather, sunny skies and lots of new opportunities to learn and grow. One way for children with special needs to learn is through the use of sensory bins, which include items with texture or other sense-stimulating characteristics. Common bases for sensory bins include water, shaving cream,… Read More »

Childhood Speech Disorders – What You Need to Know (INFOGRAPHIC)

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When it comes to childhood speech disorders, misconceptions are not uncommon. To help with this, we’ve created an Infographic filled with fast facts that can be viewed and shared at-a-glance. Download this infographic.Embed Our Infographic On Your Site!Image Width%px<img src="http://visual.ly/fast-facts-about-childhood-speech-disorders" alt="Childhood Speech Disorders &#8211; What You Need to Know (INFOGRAPHIC) – An Infographic from Therapy… Read More »

8 Speech Therapy Activities for Valentine’s Day

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Attention SLPs! It’s never too early to get a head a start on your Valentine’s Day lesson plans. Get inspired by these games and activities that are perfect for the month of February. Take a look.       Looking for a therapy job? Check out our current openings: https://jobs.txsource.com Get apps and activities delivered… Read More »

10 Terrific Apps for Students with Dyslexia

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The educational apps on this list will keep your students engaged at any age or grade level. They are especially helpful for adults and children with Dyslexia! Find out more here, and share this post with a friend or colleague.         Looking for a therapy job? Check out our current openings: https://jobs.txsource.com… Read More »

25 Gross Motor Games for Winter

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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 »

7 Simple Accommodations for Kids with ADHD

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Discover how accommodations like providing positive physical activity and using privacy shields will help your little ones with ADHD. Follow this link to find out how you can use these tools in your therapy sessions or special education classroom.       Looking for a therapy job? Check out our current openings: https://jobs.txsource.com Get apps and activities delivered… Read More »

25 Christmas Activities for Occupational Therapy

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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 »