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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 Deal with Challenging Behaviors in Preschool

Recent research discovered a novel and fun idea for how to deal with challenging behaviors in preschool and the results lasted for 12 months!

Do you struggle to manage behaviors in preschoolers? The academic expectations in preschool continue to advance leaving some children to “act out” or have trouble following the school routine. Perhaps you have tried behavior interventions like reward charts or positive behavior supports but nothing seems to make a difference. Considering that self-regulation skills and behavior […]

Hand Strengthening Exercise Game

add this fun FREE printable hand strengthening exercise game to work on building up those muscles.

Today’s children seem to be spending more and more time on screens and less time on playing with real toys. This can result in weaker muscles in the hand and fingers. Developing hand strength in children is super important for everyday functional skills.  Kids need to have the adequate muscle strength to use the monkey […]

April 2019 Your Therapy Source Digital Magazine

The April 2019 Your Therapy Source Digital Magazine has been published. Access your FREE issue loaded with research and activity ideas.

The April 2019 Your Therapy Source Digital Magazine has been published. Access your FREE issue that includes the following articles: HOW CAN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY HELP STUDENTS WITH DYSGRAPHIA? WHAT IS MOTOR PLANNING? CORE EXERCISES FOR CHILDREN – POSTURAL PAINTING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND MEMORY PERFORMANCE IN CHILDREN SPRING COLOR BY NUMBER – FREE PRINTABLE HOW TO […]

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Occupational Therapy Activity Packet

To celebrate OT month (or to celebrate Occupational Therapy any time of year) we have a great FREE Occupational Therapy activity packet for you to download!

To celebrate OT month (or to celebrate Occupational Therapy anytime of year) we have a great FREE Occupational Therapy activity packet for you to download! This packet is loaded with fine motor skills, visual motor skills, handwriting and physical activity all related to Occupational Therapy. What is included in the FREE Occupational Therapy Activity Packet? […]

Self-Care in Preschool Children with Cerebral Palsy

The study examined the relationship of self-care in preschool children with cerebral palsy and manual ability.

Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology published a longitudinal study on 290 children with cerebral palsy aged 18 months to 5 years of age. The study examined the relationship of self-care in preschool children with cerebral palsy and manual ability. Methodology of the Study on Self-Care in Preschool Children with Cerebral Palsy Each participant was evaluated […]