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 – […]

Entry and Exit Slips for Pediatric Therapy – FREE for OT, PT, Speech, and Counseling

These entry and exit slips for pediatric therapy are FREE for OT, PT, Speech, and Counseling.  It doesn't get any easier than this to review and reinforce what your students are learning.

These entry and exit slips for pediatric therapy are FREE for OT, PT, Speech, and Counseling.  It doesn’t get any easier than this to review and reinforce what your students are learning. Why Use Entry and Exit Slips for Pediatric Therapy? Perhaps you are wondering why even use entry and exit slips for pediatric therapy?  […]

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 […]

Were You Adequately Prepared to Provide School-based Therapy Services?

Were You Adequately Prepared to Provide School-based Therapy Services?

Were You Adequately Prepared to Provide School-based Therapy Services? Recently, we posted a survey asking the question: Were you adequately prepared to provide school-based therapy services?  The reason why I asked this question, is I know I was not.  When you are taught following a strictly medical model and then you enter a system of a […]

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How to Maximize Time Spent on Goal Practice During Therapy Sessions

How to Maximize Time Spent on Goal Practice During Therapy Sessions

How to Maximize Time Spent on Goal Practice During Therapy Sessions Do you ever find yourself finishing up a therapy session, going to document progress and realizing that the last 30 minutes did not go as planned?  Maybe the therapeutic activities metamorphosed into other play skill domains that were not directly goal related but beneficial […]

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Providing Related Services to Homebound Students Survey Results

Providing Related Services to Homebound Students

Providing Related Services to Homebound Students Survey Results During the last quarter of 2017, Your Therapy Source posted a survey on providing related services to homebound students.  A school-based therapist submitted a question regarding how other districts were providing related services to students who remain at home, therefore a survey was created to see how […]

50+ Scheduling Tips for School Based Therapists

Scheduling Tips School Based THerapists

Scheduling Tips for School-Based Therapists Over the last few weeks, the Your Therapy Source survey was on scheduling tips for school-based therapists.  It was a simple two question survey: what is your job title and what is your best suggestion for creating therapy schedules?  You can answer the current survey here. For question #1, the […]