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What is Reflective Journaling?

What is reflective journaling

What is reflective journaling? A reflective journal helps you analyze your professional and personal growth.  By keeping a record of your ideas, reasons, actions, techniques, and assessments you can plan for your future and facilitate a positive outcome.  Reflection is defined as “the process of stepping back from an experience to ponder, carefully and persistently, […]

New Resource for OTs on Rhythmic Movement

New Resource for OTs on Rhythmic Movement

New Resource for OTs on Rhythmic Movement Are you in search of evidence-based resource for OTs on Rhythmic Movement?  Sonia Story, who offers the Sensory and Brain Foundations Courses has put together an AMAZING white paper entitled Evidence for OT Practice.  (This post contains affiliate links). You can learn more and register for the Brain […]

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How to Maximize Time Spent on Goal Practice During Therapy Sessions

How to Maximize Time Spent on Goal Practice During Therapy Sessions

How to Maximize Time Spent on Goal Practice During Therapy Sessions Do you ever find yourself finishing up a therapy session, going to document progress and realizing that the last 30 minutes did not go as planned?  Maybe the therapeutic activities metamorphosed into other play skill domains that were not directly goal related but beneficial […]

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10 Awesome Ideas to Start the New Year for Pediatric Therapists

10 Awesome Ideas to Start the New Year for Pediatric Therapists

10 Awesome Ideas to Start the New Year for Pediatric Therapists Do you like to start fresh in the new year?  Do you set goals for yourself to accomplish during this time of year? Being a school-based therapist is a wonderful job but one of the most difficult aspects of the job is managing crazy […]

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Top 10 Blog Posts from 2017 at Your Therapy Source

Top 10 Blog Posts from 2017 at Your Therapy Source Ever wonder what people read the most here at Your Therapy Source?  Well, here is your answer from 2017.  Here are the top 10 blog posts from 2017: 10. Color, Cut, Glue Summer 9. Norms for Core Strength in Children 8.  26 Calming Strategies for […]

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December 2017 Edition – Digital Magazine for Pediatric OTs and PTs

December 2017 Digital Magazine for OTs and PTs from YourTherapySource

Digital Magazine for Pediatric OTs and PTs – December 2017 Edition After a short hiatus, the Your Therapy Source digital magazine is back up and running.  The magazine is a great way to catch up on recent research, activity ideas and freebies from the previous month all in one location.  View this month’s edition below. […]

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How to Create a Professional Development Library

Professional Development Library

  How to Create a Professional Development Library We all know how expensive professional development resources can be especially in the therapy world. Textbooks can be pricey along with individual research articles. For school based therapists, why not create a collaborative PD “library”.    Try to create a real collection where all the therapists in […]

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Trunk Control Measurement Scale for Children

Trunk Control Measurement Scale for Children

The Trunk Control Measurement Scale is a clinical tool to measure trunk control in children with cerebral palsy.  Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology recently published research examining the reliability of the Trunk Control Measurement Scale (TCMS) with its subscores, in children with neuromotor disorders.  In addition, the discriminative validity of the TCMS was assessed by comparing […]

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How To Be a Successful Pediatric Therapist Coach

Successful Pediatric Therapist Coach

Are you confused by the question, how to be a successful pediatric therapist coach?  Maybe you don’t coach basketball, baseball, tennis, etc so you are baffled.   Think of coaching as another word for educate.   If you are a pediatric therapist, you are involved with families, teachers and school support staff.  Whether you work […]

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Using Toys to Support Development in Infants and Toddlers

Using Toys to Support Development in Infants and Toddlers

Using Toys to Support Development in Infants and Toddlers: Children develop physically, socially, emotionally and cognitively through play.  And of course, children of all ages enjoy playing with toys. Providing the proper toy selection to support development in infants and toddlers can be a difficult and overwhelming task especially for new parents, therapists or teachers. […]