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Tips to Stay Healthy and Energized at Work and Home

As school-based therapists, teachers and parents by the end of each day, you can feel exhausted, worn out and defeated.  Self-care is so important if you work with children the stresses of each day can build.  Here are tips and strategies to stay healthy and energized at work.

Tips to Stay Healthy and Energized at Work and Home With back to school time in full swing, you all know that the routine of the school year can be difficult.  As school-based therapists, teachers and parents by the end of each day, you can feel exhausted, worn out and defeated.  Self-care is so important […]

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8 Steps to Productivity

The real key to remember is that everyone has unique needs when it comes to maximizing efficiency for optimal productivity.  If your goal is to accomplish more in less time, then you need to complete the following eight steps to productivity.

8 Steps to Productivity We asked and you answered.  Many of you responded to the question regarding your biggest struggle when it comes to being productive.  The majority of you shared that staying on top of documentation, interruptions, and lack of computer access affects your time management and productivity. Productivity is defined as “the effectiveness of […]

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Providing Related Services to Homebound Students Survey Results

Providing Related Services to Homebound Students

Providing Related Services to Homebound Students Survey Results During the last quarter of 2017, Your Therapy Source posted a survey on providing related services to homebound students.  A school-based therapist submitted a question regarding how other districts were providing related services to students who remain at home, therefore a survey was created to see how […]

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Have You Ever Therapist Style

Have You Ever Therapist Style

Have You Ever Therapist Style I keep seeing all these point scales all over Facebook where you give yourself a score based on things that you have done.  I thought it would be fun to create a Have You Ever Therapist Style.  Give yourself one point for each statement that you have done during your […]

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Meet the Therapist Letter Freebie for Back to School

Meet the Therapist Letter

Meet the Therapist Letter Freebie for Back to School Back to school is upon and one of the most important jobs of a school based therapist is to keep open lines of communication with teachers, staff, and parents.  Complete this FREE Meet the Therapist Letter for Back to School to start the year off right […]

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Do School Based Therapists Work Over the Summer?

Do School Based Therapists Work Over the Summer

Do school based therapists work over the summer? Many times school based therapists are asked if they work over the summer.  For the past few months, the Your Therapy Source survey asked this question.  One of the reasons was to determine a general idea of whether school based occupational or physical therapists work over the […]

10 Tips to Help Students to Stay Organized

Do you work with students who have trouble with organizational skills?  It can be very difficult to manage assignments, books, notebooks, calculators, folders, pens and pencils especially when you have to move from class to class.  Here are 10 tips to help students to stay organized: Be a good role model i.e. have desk and classroom […]

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What Have You Learned From Other School Staff?

What have you learned from other school staff this year?  As school based occupational and physical therapists, we can learn so much from teachers, teacher assistants, administrators, school nurses, school counselors and other staff members.  We may know lots of information on fine motor skills, gross motor skills, visual perceptual skills, sensory processing and coordination […]

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5 Multi-Purpose, Lightweight Items for Your Therapy Bag

Easy To Carry Items for Therapy Bag

A day on the life of a traveling school based therapist goes something like this.  Pack up a bag at home of equipment and tools  (i.e. toys, games, paper and activities) that you will need for your therapy sessions.  Some of the equipment may not be easy to carry since many therapy sessions incorporate gross […]

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7 Simple Tips to Help Students Process Sensory Information

Have you ever been in a classroom as an adult?  Wow, they can be chaotic, loud and overwhelming for anyone.  The days of students sitting in the desks quietly working are over.  Cooperative learning, alternative seating arrangements and group projects have turned the classroom environment upside down.  On one hand it is a constant learning […]