Occupational Therapy for Children with Disabilities – What does the research say?

Occupational therapy for children research study determined the best-available intervention evidence for children with disabilities.

Do you provide occupational therapy for children with disabilities? Or perhaps your child or student receives occupational therapy? Regardless, there are many techniques and interventions that occupational therapists use during a therapy session or consultation to help children improve their engagement and participation in various skills throughout their lives. Recently, a research study wanted to […]

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Free Poster – Strategies for Effective Sensory Integration Sessions

Whether you are a seasoned therapist or a beginner, this Free Poster - Strategies for Effective Sensory Integration Sessions provides a visual reminder to help children achieve functional goals during a sensory integration session.

Whether you are a seasoned therapist or a beginner, this Free Poster – Strategies for Effective Sensory Integration Sessions provides a visual reminder to help children achieve functional goals during a sensory integration session.  You can download it at the bottom of the post. Why this FREE Visual about Sensory Sessions? It came to our attention […]

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3 Behaviors Linked to Higher Mental Ability in Children

Parents play a key role in supporting children to maximize their potential at school.  As we all know, what goes on in the home greatly affects what goes on at school and vice versa.  Recent research on over 4000 children and adolescents in the United States, reveals that there are 3 behaviors linked to higher […]

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Strategies for Self-Care

Have you come up for air at all yet?  Back to school is such a crazy time of year.  Around here it is our busiest time of year without a doubt.  Everyone has to adjust to a new routine, expectations are high and schedules change.  It can be exhausting when you work in a school […]

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Research Review on Sensory Techniques

The American Journal of Occupational Therapy recently published a research review on sensory techniques and sensory environmental modifications for children with sensory integration difficulties.  The study reviewed 11,436 articles published between January 2007 and May 2015 to find research that reflected high levels of evidence, participants demonstrated sensory integration difficulties, and outcome measures addressed function or […]

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How to Prevent Sensory Overload at School

At the start of the school year or anytime after a school break, students may have a difficult time adjusting to changes at school.  One of the most effective ways to prevent sensory meltdowns is to prevent them from occurring in the first place.  Here are some suggestions on how to prevent sensory overload at school. 

At the start of the school year or anytime after a school break, students may have a difficult time adjusting to a new routine, any changes in the classroom environment or even different students.  One of the most effective ways to avoid sensory meltdowns is to prevent them from occurring in the first place.  Here […]

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Would you like to write up OT evaluations in half the time?

Do you dread writing up evaluations?  Do you struggle to squeeze in the time to get the eval done before the student’s upcoming IEP meeting?  Would you like to write up OT evaluations in half the time? Try Double Time Docs

Do you dread writing up evaluations?  Do you struggle to squeeze in the time to get the eval done before the student’s upcoming IEP meeting?  Would you like to write up OT evaluations in half the time? The daily schedule of a school-based therapist is super busy.  Most therapists, land up writing up reports late […]

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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 […]