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 […]

5 Reasons to Use a Therapy Planner if You Are a School-Based Therapist

5 reasons to use a therapy planner if you are a school-based therapist

Ever wonder what you can do to make your life easier as a school-based therapist?  Whether you are a school-based occupational therapist, physical therapist, speech therapist or counselor, it can be very difficult to stay on top of all the paperwork requirements, scheduling and tasks.  Here are 5 reasons to use a therapy planner: Reason […]

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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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How to Increase Parent Involvement at School

Do you struggle with figuring out how to increase parent involvement at school?  It can be difficult for school-based therapists, teachers and other staff to reach out to parents during the hectic school day. Parents are an integral part of the special education team. They know the most about their children’s strengths, weaknesses, and personal preferences. Therapists and other school staff need to include parents in all decision making for children.

Do you struggle with figuring out how to increase parent involvement at school?  It can be difficult for school-based therapists, teachers and other staff to reach out to parents during the hectic school day. Parents are an integral part of the special education team. They know the most about their children’s strengths, weaknesses, and personal preferences. […]

Best Sellers of 2018

Another year is coming to a close. Each year at YourTherapySource, we like to recap the best sellers and the top blog posts. Are your picks on the list of best sellers of 2018?

Another year is coming to a close.  Each year at YourTherapySource, we like to recap the best sellers and the top blog posts.  First of all, let me state that we are very grateful for our amazing customers.  We are always receiving positive feedback about our products which makes our job here so fulfilling.  Since […]

Top Read Blogposts of 2018

top read blogposts of 2018

Each year we like to do a recap on the top read blogposts of 2018 that were published in 2018.  How many have you checked out?  #10 – Sensory Versus Behavior Checklist #9 – Free Fine Motor And Executive Functioning Skills Activities for Fall #8 – Dysgraphia – Types, Symptoms and How to Help #7 – […]

Related Services and Section 504 Plans – Survey Results

Related Services and Section 504 Plans Survey Results

Finally, we are posted the results of the survey on related services and section 504 plans.  For some reason, we forgot about this one.  The good news is there were 343 responses and trends that were recorded.  The bad news is many people answered text responses under the OTHER option so the results were a […]

10 Common Principles to Guide School-Based Practice

Recently, Child: Care, Health and Development published a review to look closely at the current evidence and determined 10 common principles to guide school-based practice and offer useful strategies for implementation of those principles in the school setting.

Inclusive education can provide wonderful opportunities for students with disabilities although research indicates that academic success and participation is limited.  Recently, Child: Care, Health and Development published a review to look closely at the current evidence and determined 10 common principles to guide school-based practice and offer useful strategies for implementation of those principles in the school setting. […]

Reflective Learning Style or Passive Learning Style?

Are you familiar with passive and reflective learning styles?  A passive learner is someone who reads textbooks, writes responses that are expected and listens to lectures.  A reflective learning style is more active.  You may challenge theories, ask questions and try to learn from your experiences.  Would you describe yourself as having a passive or […]

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8 Suggestions for IEP Reviews at the Start of the School Year

Do you do IEP reviews at the start of the school year?  As the new school year starts, it is important for related service providers, teachers, parents and students to review the IEP.  Reviewing IEP for multiple students can be very time consuming therefore in order to be productive focus on the important parts of the IEP.  Here are suggestions for IEP reviews at the start of the school year. 

Do you do IEP reviews at the start of the school year?  As the new school year starts, it is important for related service providers, teachers, parents and students to review the IEP.  Reviewing IEP for multiple students can be very time consuming therefore in order to be productive focus on the important parts of […]