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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 […]

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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 […]

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Entry and Exit Slips for Pediatric Therapy – FREE for OT, PT, Speech, and Counseling

These entry and exit slips for pediatric therapy are FREE for OT, PT, Speech, and Counseling.  It doesn't get any easier than this to review and reinforce what your students are learning.

These entry and exit slips for pediatric therapy are FREE for OT, PT, Speech, and Counseling.  It doesn’t get any easier than this to review and reinforce what your students are learning. Why Use Entry and Exit Slips for Pediatric Therapy? Perhaps you are wondering why even use entry and exit slips for pediatric therapy?  […]

School-Based Physical Therapy Services in the United States

Recently, Physical Therapy published research on school-based physical therapy services in the United States.  A prospective observational cohort study was completed to determine the school-based services that students received and what activities and interventions physical therapists implemented.  In addition, the researchers explored if services differed based on the student’s functional gross motor ability and age. Methodology […]

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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 […]