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SNARC Effect and Motor Responses

Have you ever heard of the SNARC effect?  I had not, so when I read about it in a research article I decided to find out more information.  SNARC stands for spatial-numerical association of response codes.   The SNARC effect is when someone is presented with smaller numbers people respond faster with the left hand and when […]

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Using Scaffolding or Chaining to Reach a Goal

  At times, all children need some help to achieve big goals.  Whether it be a lofty IEP goal that you inherited, a large project the student needs to complete or a complex motor skill often times it is easier to break it up into smaller, more manageable chunks.  Teachers call it scaffolding and therapists […]

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If School Based Therapists Gave Themselves Stickers….

School based occupational, physical and speech therapists are frequently handing out stickers at the end of session for a job well done by a student.  What if one day we started giving stickers to each other for a reward.  What would yours say?  Share in the comments! Need rewards for your students instead of stickers? […]

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Practice Makes Progress Not Perfect

Here are two new motivational posters for occupational and physical therapy.  Always remember we are not looking for perfection just progress! To purchase the Practice Makes Progress OT poster click here https://yourtherapysource.com/posterpracticeOT.htmlTo purchase the Practice Makes Progress Not Perfect PT poster click here https://yourtherapysource.com/posterpracticePT.html

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8 Free Printables for Fall

Here are 8 free printables for fine motor, gross motor and visual perceptual activities with a Fall theme.  Leaf Animals – Print and create some leaf animals to practice fine motor skills. Download here https://www.yourtherapysource.com/fmfallfree.html Pumpkin Patch Fine Motor Game – download here https://www.yourtherapysource.com/freepumpkinpatch.html Handwriting Hunt for Autumn – getting moving and writing with this activity. […]

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Mix It Up Sight Word Game

We all know that movement is crucial to learning academic material.  This printable, Sight Word Mix Up game, is being offered as part of the  part of the Active Learning: Brain Building Through Movement series hosted by The Inspired Treehouse! Combine reading sight words with various movements in the classroom.  Students will have fun while […]

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8 Print and Go Ideas for Indoor Recess

Here are a few freebies that work great for indoor recess when you need something in a hurry. They would make a fun back to school gift for teachers – print them off, toss them in a file folder and teachers have some “go to” activities for when the weather takes a turn for the […]

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Category Scavenger Hunt Freebie

Download this free Category Scavenger Hunt.  Write a letter in each box on the left.  Find objects that start with those letters.  Write down what you find.  Time yourself to see how quickly you can find the correct objects.  You can download your free copy here https://yourtherapysource.com/scavengerhuntfreebie.html Get more information about the complete Scavenger Hunts.

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5 Must Reads for New School Based Therapists

Are you new to the world of school based therapy?  If so, here are 5 blog posts that will help you hit the ground running.  8 Getting To Know You Activities for School Based Therapists – pick a few of these ideas to get to know your students and for your students to get to […]