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Occupational Therapy Teletherapy and Other Related Services – Are You Interested?

Are you interested in setting up Occupational Therapy teletherapy or other related services? This week, I interviewed Beata Klarowska, M.S. CCC-SLP from TheraPlatform to find out how easy it is to set it up and start teletherapy.

Are you interested in setting up Occupational Therapy teletherapy or other related services? This week, I interviewed Beata Klarowska, M.S. CCC-SLP from TheraPlatform to find out how easy it is to set it up and start teletherapy. Can you please provide a brief overview of how teletherapy is delivered to clients? Occupational Therapy Teletherapy or […]

Occupational Therapy in the School Setting Can Help with Academics, Learning and Participation

Recent research explored occupational therapy in the school setting and how it can help with academics, learning and participation.

Recent research explored occupational therapy in the school setting and how it can help with academics, learning and participation. The American Journal of Occupational Therapy completed a systemic research review on the topic. The goal of the research was to determine the effectiveness of occupational therapy interventions to improve academic participation of children and youth […]

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Positive Communication with Parents and Staff This School Year

Here are some steps to increase positive communication with parents and school staff this school year from Your Therapy Source.

  There are many members of the special education team such as students, parents, teachers, teachers assistants, administrators, and related service providers. Occupational and physical therapists usually make up a small but important group of the special education team. Some team members, especially therapists, can have a varied caseload with students from different classrooms, grades […]

School Based Occupational Therapy – Tips for Effective Service Delivery

Do you work with students who you refer to school based occupational therapy? When students struggle with fine motor skills, self-regulation, sensory processing, handwriting, organization, or other activities of daily living, they may need extra support to function in the educational environment.  

Do you work with students who you refer to school-based occupational therapy?  Perhaps you are a parent whose child will be receiving an evaluation for occupational therapy in the schools?  Or maybe you are an Occupational Therapist needing guidance on how to provide effective services in the school setting?  Whatever the case may be, you […]

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How to Run a Successful Group Occupational Therapy or Physical Therapy Session for Children

How to Run a Successful Group Occupational Therapy or Physical Therapy Session for Children

Benefits of Group Occupational THerapy Or Group Physical Therapy Many children receive group occupational therapy or group physical therapy sessions. The group sessions may include 2-5 children or sometimes more depending upon the state where you provide school-based therapy services. Children benefit from group occupational therapy sessions or group PT sessions by: modeling their peers. […]

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Learning on the Job as a School-Based Therapist – 10 Things You Do Not Learn in College

There is so much learning on the job as a school-based therapist (OT or PT)! Here are my thoughts on what the University forgot to mention

Reflecting back on the more than 20 years since I graduated with my Master’s degree, I realize there are some crucial topics that were not mentioned during my training years.  There is so much learning on the job as a school-based therapist (OT or PT)! Here are my thoughts on what the University forgot to […]

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Visual Supports in the Classroom – 30 Ways To Help Students

Do you use visual supports in the classroom? They can be an excellent learning tool to help students to understand auditory input through visual images. In special education classrooms, visual supports are often used but ALL STUDENTS can benefit from visual supports and strategies. Visual supports can be picture images, words, tangible objects or other items to represent directions, routines, verbal requests and more.

Do you use visual supports in the classroom?  They can be an excellent learning tool to help students to understand auditory input through visual images.  In special education classrooms, visual supports are often used but ALL STUDENTS can benefit from visual supports and strategies.  Visual supports can be picture images, words, tangible objects or other […]