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22 Free Printables for December – Fine, Gross and Visual Motor Activities

Need some last minute ideas to encourage fine motor, visual motor and gross motor skills during December? Check out this list of 22 free printables for December.

Need some last minute ideas to encourage fine motor, visual motor and gross motor skills during December?  Check out this list of 22 free printables for December.   Free Printables for December – Fine Motor Holiday Lights December Holiday Clothes Pin Mat  Color, Cut, and Glue for December Elephant Holiday Hat Holiday Match Up Free Printables […]

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How to Improve Emotional Self-Regulation Among Children with Autism and Attention Disorders

How to Improve Emotional Self-Regulation

This is a super helpful article on how to improve emotional self-regulation among children with autism and attention disorders.  It is a guest post from OnlinePsychology@Pepperdine, the online Masters in Applied Behavioral Analysis program from Pepperdine University. Do the children that you work with get distracted easily and need to be repeatedly reminded to complete a simple […]

Visual Motor Freebie Decorate the Gifts

If you are in search of a generic visual motor activity for any holiday or birthday celebration, check out this visual motor freebie Decorate the Gifts.  You can download it for free at the bottom of the post. The great thing about this printable is that you can use it for any holiday or even […]

How to Select Appropriate Toys for Young Children

how to select appropriate toys for young children

Did you know that the American Academy of Pediatrics recently published a report on how to select appropriate toys for young children in the digital era?  I am SO EXCITED about this report because it highlights the benefits of simple toys and human connection for children (plus they mention that speech therapists, OTs and PTs […]

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Free Poster – Strategies for Effective Sensory Integration Sessions

Whether you are a seasoned therapist or a beginner, this Free Poster - Strategies for Effective Sensory Integration Sessions provides a visual reminder to help children achieve functional goals during a sensory integration session.

Whether you are a seasoned therapist or a beginner, this Free Poster – Strategies for Effective Sensory Integration Sessions provides a visual reminder to help children achieve functional goals during a sensory integration session.  You can download it at the bottom of the post. Why this FREE Visual about Sensory Sessions? It came to our attention […]

Growth Mindset and Academic Achievement

Recent research looked at the relationship between a growth mindset and academic achievement.

A growth mindset is a theory developed by psychologist Carol Dweck who explains mindset as a self-perception or “self-theory” that people hold about themselves.  For example, it is believing that you are smart or not smart, good athlete or bad athlete, good at knitting or stink at knitting.  Recent research looked at the relationship between a growth […]