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Create an Emergency Bag of Tricks For When Interruptions Occur

Create an emergency bag of tricks for when interruptions occur from www.YourTherapySource.com

As school based therapists we juggle high caseloads, many schools and tight schedules. It can be difficult to find a few minutes to discuss a student’s needs. Interruptions occur at times when you are working with a student such as a phone call from a doctor about a student, a teacher pops into the therapy room to ask you a quick question or an aide needs to borrow a piece of equipment. When those interruptions occur, it would be beneficial have an emergency plan of action with some items in a “bag of tricks”. Prepare a few activities that you can grab super quick to have the student work on while you deal with the interruption.

Here are a few freebies you can print and throw in your bag of tricks for those emergency moments during a therapy session. I tried to pick ideas that address fine motor, gross motor and sensory processing therefore the activities address many goals:

  1. Motor Minute Challenge Freebie – fine motor and gross motor activities on a page to complete in under 1-2 minutes http://yourtherapysource.com/motorminutefree.html
  2. Visual Discrimination Puzzles – http://yourtherapysource.com/visualdfree.html
  3. Superhero Action Training – locomotor skills http://yourtherapysource.com/superherofreebie.html
  4. All About Staying Calm Glyph http://yourtherapysource.com/glyphsmefreebie.html
  5. Creepy Caterpillar and Wiggly Worm: http://yourtherapysource.com/fmspringfree.html
  6. Roll, Move and Cover activity: http://yourtherapysource.com/animalactionsazfreebie.html
  7. Spinning Exercises http://yourtherapysource.com/freespinningtop.html
  8. Football game: http://yourtherapysource.com/freefootball.html
  9. Falling Leaves: http://yourtherapysource.com/fallingleaves.html
  10. Roll Some Free Brain Breaks: http://yourtherapysource.com/rollsomefunfree.html