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5 Tips for Therapists at IEP Occupational Therapy, PT or Speech Meetings

The real key to successful IEP occupational therapy, physical therapy or speech services meetings is proper preparation.

  IEP “season” is upon us at most school districts.  The real key to successful IEP occupational therapy, physical therapy or speech services meetings is proper preparation.  Here are 5 tips to help therapists participate in successful IEP meetings. Suggestions for a Successful IEP Occupational Therapy Meetings Communicate, communicate, communicate! One of the most important […]

Effective Collaboration in Schools

When you work with students a big part of the job is effective collaboration in schools. Here are 5 things to try today to improve collaboration in education.

When you work in an educational environment, a big part of the job is effective collaboration in schools.  There is collaboration between many different stakeholders such as students, parents, classroom teachers, physical educators, art teachers, music teachers, computer lab, administration, teaching assistants, school-based therapists and probably a few more!  At times this can be very […]

Empower Children, Parents and Teachers – 5 Ways For Pediatric Therapists to Help

Pediatric therapists can help to empower children, parents and teachers. Encouraging children and families to work on independence is the goal.

Pediatric therapists can help to empower children, parents and teachers. In fact, encouraging children and families to work on independence is an underlying goal for all children. Essentially, when we empower children and their support systems to use information and communication we can help kids to reach new goals! Research in Developmental Disabilities published research […]

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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 […]

Occupational Therapy Gifts, Physical Therapy Gifts, and Teachers Gifts – Take your pick!

Here at Your Therapy Source we frequently get asked for suggestions for easy and frugal occupational therapy gifts, PT gifts and teacher gifts. Parents want to show their appreciation for their child or children's occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech and language pathologists, teachers, bus drivers, school nurse, coaches, or whoever played a part in keeping your child safe, offering guidance, and educating them this year.

Here at Your Therapy Source we frequently get asked for suggestions for easy and frugal occupational therapy gifts, PT gifts and teacher gifts.  Parents want to show their appreciation for their child or children’s occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech and language pathologists, teachers, bus drivers, school nurse, coaches, or whoever played a part in keeping […]