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 […]

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Love this Life Inspirational Coloring Page Freebie

Do you enjoy coloring?  I do find it relaxing and calming unless they are too intricate.  For some, if you were to color just one page it would take hours and hours.  This FREE Love this Life inspirational coloring page freebie is simple with a beautiful message and it won’t take hours to complete

Love this Life Inspirational Coloring Page Freebie Do you enjoy coloring?  I do find it relaxing and calming unless they are too intricate.  For some, if you were to color just one page it would take hours and hours.  This FREE Love this Life inspirational coloring page freebie is simple with a beautiful message and […]

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One Simple Way to Improve Participation

One Simple Way to Improve Participation

One Simple Way to Improve Participation Do you struggle to get children to participate in certain activities?  Do you find it hard to engage children in non-preferred or difficult tasks?  Perhaps the children do not follow your directions or do not remain on task. This makes it difficult for children to learn new skills to […]

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5 Simple Tips to Help Children Reach Their Goals

5 Simple Tips to Help Children Reach Their Goals

Do you ever feel like a child you are working with is in a rut or having trouble reaching their goals?  Maybe you just want to give them an extra push to accomplish a task.  Here are 5 simple tips  to help encourage children: 1.  Change up the tools, toys or activities that you are […]

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Be Inspired – Motivational Tools for Pediatric Therapists

During this age of social media, we are bombarded with inspirational messages of which some hit home more than others.  I think this quote is perfect for pediatric therapists.  As a profession, I think we live and breathe this everyday for the children and their families.  When children want to achieve a certain skill (no […]

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Ask Me Why I Got This Sticker

Here is another freebie from Your Therapy Source – Ask Me About My Stickers freebie.  You can download the templates for stickers to put on a label sheet.  You just need labels size 1″ by 2 5/8″ (30 per sheet Avery label #5160/8160 or comparable).  Toss the label sheet in your printer and you will […]

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30 Free or Low Cost Rewards for Pediatric Therapy

Sometimes students need some extra motivation to help them reach their goals in therapy.  I am sure you can relate to spending extra money on stickers, candy and trinkets to keep on hand to help with behavior management and motivation.   Here is a list of mostly free and a few low cost rewards to […]

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Free Reward Punch Cards

With the end of the school year, kids sometimes need a little motivation.  How about using these free reward punch cards.  After 10 punch holes for completing an activity or following the rules, the child wins a prize.  Download the free printables at http://yourtherapysource.com/freepunchcards.html Need cheap prize ideas?  Check out this previous blog post at http://yourtherapysource.com/blog1/2010/09/03/positive-reinforcement/

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Challenge of the Day – “Do This…” Instead of “No”

Are you up for the challenge of the day?  Can you go through an entire day of providing therapy only having a positive tone instead of a negative tone? How about as a parent?  Try spending all day avoiding the words “no”, “stop” or the phrase “don’t do that!”  Try replacing those phrases with positive […]