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 […]

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Do School Based Therapists Work Over the Summer?

Do School Based Therapists Work Over the Summer

Do school based therapists work over the summer? Many times school based therapists are asked if they work over the summer.  For the past few months, the Your Therapy Source survey asked this question.  One of the reasons was to determine a general idea of whether school based occupational or physical therapists work over the […]

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3 Evidence Based Reasons to Incorporate Movement into Classroom Instruction

Here are 3 evidence based reasons why teachers should incorporate movement into classroom instruction: increases student interest, motivation (Vazou et al., 2012), and learning (Braniff, 2011). improves content knowledge, skills, and test scores in core subjects such as mathematics and reading fluency (Adams-Blair & Oliver, 2011; Erwin, Fedewa, & Ahn, 2013; Browning et al., 2014). […]

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Working Conditions Survey Results for School Based Therapists

The working conditions survey results for school based therapists have been summarized.  As you can see from the results, there were 431 responses to the questions about working conditions.  Frankly, I was shocked that close to 79% of the school based therapists felt that a national organization should be formed to establish working condition standards ( […]