special education

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 »

Summer-Inspired Sensory Bins

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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, sand, mud, rice, and uncooked beans.… 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 »

Helpful Hints for iPads in the Special Education Classroom

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From advice for setting ed tech rules, to tips for finding new apps, this list will certainly come in handy when planning your next lesson. Happy Special Education Day to all! Click here to view the helpful hints.       Get apps and activities delivered to your inbox monthly:  http://bit.ly/TXsourcenewsletter Looking for a therapy job?… Read More »

7 Ways to Help Kids with Autism Participate in Giving Thanks

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Explore seven creative ways to include students with ASD in your Thanksgiving activities this holiday season. These tips and helpful hints and can be applied both at home, and in the classroom. Take a look.