Colorful Speech with Color Me Fluent

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How can you get your students on board and excited about Color Me Fluent?  If you’ve ever had the privilege of hearing Alice Anne G. Farley speak about her fluency therapy, you would hear just how she can make fluency sessions come alive!  We need to do the same.  Here are some helpful tips and… Read more »

Therapy Tools For Days When You ‘Can’t Even’

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We’ve all been there. It’s 7:50 am on a Tuesday and you’ve just finished that last-minute IEP, responded to 7 urgent emails, gulped that luke-warm cup of coffee that’s been on your desk all morning… and you have a group of kids showing up to your room for therapy in 10 minutes. Quick! Hide under… Read more »

Key Ways to Balance out Your Classroom When One or Two Students Always Demand Your Attention

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Every classroom has that one student – or perhaps, more than one – who demands extra attention. A centerpiece of a successful curriculum includes children learning to be part of a group, without forfeiting self. And a significant proportion of any educator’s time should be spent helping each child develop socially, which includes not needing… Read more »

A Lesson on Teaching Children to Stretch their Sentences

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Sentence stretching is key to helping children improve their verbal and written communication skills. Starting with a simple sentence of just a few words, you can work with students as they revise and expand it into a more comprehensive, interesting statement. Creative Ideas with the 5 Ws Teach children to use the 5 Ws –… Read more »

Does Your Therapy Bag Have These Essentials in It?

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Is it time to spring clean your classroom therapy supplies? A fresh approach may be just what you need as the school year starts to wind down and students’ attention drifts outside to warmer weather and outdoor activities. Keep spring fever from deterring your plans for the rest of the year by making a few… Read more »

Valentine’s Day Activities for the Classroom for Occupational Therapists

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You’ve made it through January and now Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Here are some OT activities targeting a variety of motor, visual and cognitive skills for kids of all ages. They’re terrific boredom busters on a winter’s day – and with a little extra creativity, they can be adapted for other holidays… Read more »

Sensory Movement Exercises to Help Improve the Attention Span of Children

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Improving Children Attention Span

At some point, every child will struggle to pay attention in school or during a task or activity. When the situation reaches the point where children are consistently missing key information as a result of their inattention, proactive steps need to be taken. Reasons for short attention spans when participating in important listening activities like… Read more »

Back to Basics: How to Help Children with Pencil Grip Development

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Proper pencil grip is a prerequisite to handwriting success – yet it can be challenging for some children to master. And if youngsters learn incorrect pencil grip early in life, it can be a difficult habit to correct. But, with a little patience and creativity, it can be done! Develop Fine Motor Skills From an… Read more »

Visual Motor Skills Activities that Kids Will Love

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Children who struggle with visual motor integration have difficulty coordinating body movement in response to what they are seeing. Identifying and improving visual motor skills lays the foundation for proper brain function and development as a child grows. Visual motor, or eye-hand coordination, problems often are not discovered till a child is in elementary school…. Read more »