Intrinsic Motivation in the Classroom – How to Help

Intrinsic motivation in the classroom is the ability to complete a skill or activity based on personal interest, achievements, and enjoyment not for external rewards. 

Intrinsic motivation in the classroom is the ability to complete a skill or activity based on personal interest, achievements, and enjoyment not for external rewards. Many children need external motivation in the classroom or with related service providers to complete tasks or practice skills. Teachers and related service providers may use different reward systems such as […]

Paper Plate Drawing Game for Summer

This Summer paper plate game is a super fun, kinesthetic, easy activity for a group. Work on visual-spatial skills, visual motor skills, and body awareness.

This Summer paper plate drawing game is a super fun, kinesthetic, easy activity for a group.  It encourages visual-spatial skills, visual motor skills, and body awareness.  It is a definite challenge for kinesthetic awareness. How to play the paper plate drawing game: Give each player a pencil and a non-coated, white paper plate.  If you […]

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Self Regulation Checklist for Self Monitoring

Are you looking to encourage students to improve self-regulation and maintain classroom expectations?  This free self-regulation checklist will help students

Are you looking to encourage students to improve self-regulation skills and maintain classroom expectations?  This free self-regulation checklist will help students gain independence in school.  This checklist helps children: to understand what behaviors are expected of them. how to succeed in the classroom. to reflect on those behaviors during class time. Students can refer to […]

Fun Handwriting Games Freebie

Handwriting is a difficult task to practice over and over again.  Why not add in some fun handwriting games from Your Therapy Source?

There is no doubt about it, children can get tired of practicing handwriting.  Even more so when they need to improve their handwriting.  Handwriting is a difficult task to practice over and over again.  Why not add in some fun handwriting games?  This freebie can be downloaded at the end of the post. How Do […]

Positive Affirmations for Children

Positive Affirmations for Children Free Printables

Positive affirmations for children (and mantras) are terrific tools that children can use to support themselves. They help them develop a healthy sense of self as well as a positive mental-social-emotional mindset. What are Positive Affirmations for Children? Affirmations are short; positive “I am” statements that call you into an intentional way of being.  They […]

How to Increase Pencil Pressure

Do you work with students who have difficulty applying pencil pressure when writing?  Students can start out writing lightly and then continue to get lighter and lighter.  Sometimes teachers or therapists have had success using markers to write with instead of pencils.  Here are a few additional ideas on how students can increase pencil pressure. […]