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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 […]

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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 […]

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Groundhog Day Visual & Gross Motor Challenge

Take the Groundhog Day Motor Minute Challenge.  Can you complete all the visual motor and gross motor tasks on this page in under two minutes?  This is quick, NO PREP, warm up activity, brain break, indoor recess or boredom buster for Groundhog Day.  And it is FREE! Woohoo!  We all love free. If you like […]

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Working Conditions Survey Results for School Based Therapists

The working conditions survey results for school based therapists have been summarized.  As you can see from the results, there were 431 responses to the questions about working conditions.  Frankly, I was shocked that close to 79% of the school based therapists felt that a national organization should be formed to establish working condition standards ( […]

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5 Ways to Improve Productivity

The schedules of pediatric occupational or physical therapists tend to be extremely busy.  If you work in the schools, you know how hard it is to complete all the daily tasks, follow your schedule and maintain focus throughout the work day.  After work hours, add bringing paperwork home or phone calls to parents and doctors not […]