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Self Regulation Skills at School

Self regulation skills at school require the ability to tolerate sensations, situations and distress and form appropriate responses.  Simply stated, it is the ability to control emotions, thinking, behavior and motor actions in different situations.  In children, self regulation matures just like other developmental processes. Children get older and learn to think before they act. Research indicates […]

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Scheduling for School Based Therapists is NOT FUN!

When back to school starts, school based therapists have to hit the ground running.  There is rarely time to organize supplies, review IEPs or even go to the bathroom haha!  Most therapists start the school year off with scheduling.  This is BY FAR THE WORST part of being a school based therapists in my opinion. […]

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10 Free Back to School Printables and Forms for School Based Therapists

Well folks, the time has officially come for back to school again!  Every year that goes by I feel like the summer goes faster and faster.  When school does start back up again, I do find it much easier to have a routine and to try and stay ahead of the curve.  In reality though, […]

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Concussion Guidelines for Returning to Activity and School for Children

As pediatric therapists we may be involved in helping children return to activity and/or school following a concussion.  Of course, you should always work in conjunction with a physician but there are specific guidelines to follow.  CanChild has done a great job of creating evidence based resources to return to activity and school for youth […]

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Gross Motor Skills and Scissor Use

GROSS MOTOR SKILLS AND SCISSOR USE We continue the Functional Skills for Kids Series with scissor skills.  This post is part of a series written by occupational and physical therapy bloggers on developing 12 functional skills for children.    Each month we will discuss the development of one functional skill in children addressing the many components […]

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Get Organized with the Therapy Planner

I am very excited about this updated Therapy Planner for the 2016-2017 school year.  I realize it is a bit early to be talking about next school year already but it never hurts to stay ahead of the game.  Of course, the planner is packed with monthly and weekly calendars. This year, we added a […]

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Push In, Pull Out or Consultation School Based Therapy Survey Results

The results are in from the survey on service delivery model for school based therapy.  There were over 500 responses to the questions!  You can read all the results at Your Therapy Source.   Please take a moment to answer the two question survey on evaluation tools.

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Visual Discrimination and Movement Activity

Here is a unique way to practice visual discrimination skills while adding in some physical activity.  You can download the freebies from Your Therapy Source.

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5 Tips for Successful Collaboration

As school based therapists a big part of the job is collaborating with students, parents, classroom teachers, physical educators, art teachers, music teachers, computer lab, administration, teaching assistants, other therapists and probably a few more!  At times this can be very difficult due to packed schedules or multiple schools.  Here are a few tips for […]

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Ask Me Why I Got This Sticker

Here is another freebie from Your Therapy Source – Ask Me About My Stickers freebie.  You can download the templates for stickers to put on a label sheet.  You just need labels size 1″ by 2 5/8″ (30 per sheet Avery label #5160/8160 or comparable).  Toss the label sheet in your printer and you will […]