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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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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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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. […]

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May Issue – Magazine for Pediatric OTs and PTs

The May Issue of the digital magazine for pediatric OTs and PTs has been posted.  It includes the following articles: CHILDREN’S HIGHER PHYSICAL ACTIVITY LEVELS ASSOCIATED WITH DECREASED DEPRESSION 5 REASONS TO USE A THERAPY PLANNER ASD: COMMUNICATION DEFICITS AND MOTOR SKILLS 3 STEPS TO HELP CHILDREN IMPROVE SELF CONTROL AND FOCUS MOTOR SKILLS IN […]

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5 Reasons to Use Rubrics for School Based Therapists

Rubrics are an excellent tool for school based therapists to utilize throughout the school year for ongoing assessment of a student’s skills.  A rubric is a scoring guide to judge performance on a specific task. A skill is broken down into different components and a numerical value is given to each component. The performance is then […]