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Be Organized this School Year

The start of the school year is approaching or here for some of you. Start the year off right with these tips to get organized: Create an organized caseload list of your students. Include all information such as teacher’s names, parents’ names, emails, phone numbers, addresses, frequency and duration of therapy sessions. If you have […]

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Costumes May Do The Trick

Children love to dress up from an early age. Boys or girls enjoy the fun of pretending to be someone else. Pediatric therapists are always looking for innovative and creative ways to incorporate movement tasks into everyday play. Since Halloween is coming upon us, perhaps dressing up will do the trick. Here are several reasons […]

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10 Things to Do To Celebrate PT Month

This years theme is “Move Forward Physical Therapy Brings Motion to Life”. The focus is on how PT can help you achieve long term quality of life. Here are 10 suggestions to celebrate PT Month in a school or pediatric setting: 1. Think of an activity club that you could start at the school to […]

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5 Ice Breakers for Pediatric Therapy

Some of you have already started the school year and some of you will begin over the next few weeks. Get to know your new students with these 5 ice breaker ideas:1. Write a letter to your students telling them about yourself. Perhaps let them know your favorite food, color, movie and more. Tell them […]

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Yoga in the Classroom

Found out about this free resource on Twitter from @lloydcrew – thanks! This is a post on OT Connections about the benefits of using yoga in the classroom. If you scroll down there is 4 pdf documents that you can open and print. Each document is a yoga routine to use in the classroom. This […]

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Project ACES – Gets Kids Moving

May 6th is the date for Project ACES (All Children Exercise Simultaneously). Project ACES was started to help celebrate in May for National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. The goal of the project is to encourage physical fitness through daily exercise and to live healthy lives. This is a great way for school based therapists […]

Teacher Appreciation Ideas

May 5th is Teacher Appreciation Day. Depending upon the types of children that are in the classroom try some of these ideas: 1. Give the teacher a basket of fidgets to use in the classroom as a sign of your appreciation 2. Offer to host a party. If the children earn enough rewards, have a […]