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I Can and I Will Watch Me Poster Freebie

I Can and I Will Watch Me Poster Freebie

I Can and I Will Watch Me Poster Freebie Better late than never… Every year I like to update a poster freebie to celebrate PT and OT month.  October is Physical Therapy Month so I am a bit behind.  This poster freebie was created for PT month or for all year long.  I created it […]

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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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Get Well Maps – Focus on Therapist Small Business Owners

We continue this series on therapist small business owners with Christina Connors, OTR/L , the owner and developer of Child Inspired. Below is a Q and A session regarding one of her products, Get Well Maps. Q:  First just tell a little bit about yourself – job experience, years on the job, etc. My name is […]

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Focus on What Children CAN Do!

  As therapists, it is our job to determine a child’s areas of weakness then we have to report on that to teachers and parents.  We do not get referrals regarding what children can do only for what children can not do.  Do you ever feel like we spend so much time focusing on what […]

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Calm Down Cards

Here is the newest download from Your Therapy Source – Calm Down Cards.  This is a wonderful collection of photographs with calming phrases to help children to calm down.  You can download a free poster – Just Breathe. This set of Calm Down Cards includes 30 full size photographs with calming phrases (11″ by 8.5″ […]

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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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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 […]

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5 Free Positive Reinforcements Ideas to Use for Therapy Sessions

As the school year progresses, it can be hard to motivate children to participate in therapy sessions or to complete in class or home exercise suggestions.  Here are 5 ways to use positive reinforcement during therapy sessions: 1.  Therapy Tickets:  Earn tickets for following rules, completing exercises, etc.  Place your tickets in a cup and […]