Looking for fun and engaging activities for telehealth therapy? We've got you covered with this fun outer space themed virtual therapy plan! Lately, we’ve been hearing from so many therapists who are trying to navigate the world of telehealth therapy and home programming for kids. It can be tough to make the transition from in-person services to virtual services, but we know that the best outcomes happen when you’re prepared with a plan! That’s why we’re here today with an awesome telehealth therapy plan centered around an outer space theme! Outer Space Telehealth Therapy ... Read More about Telehealth Therapy Plan: Fun With Outer Space!
Planning your next virtual therapy session? Not sure where to start? Check out this fun virtual treatment plan template! *This post contains affiliate links. Read more. No doubt about it, planning for virtual therapy sessions takes a little extra effort. It can be hard to envision how a session is going to go when you’re not able to be right there with the child, guiding him or her through the activities. That's why it's helpful to have a sample treatment plan template like this one! We’ve found that packing a session with a few different activities - including both movement and ... Read More about Virtual Therapy Treatment Plan Template
This Bug-Themed Sample Treatment Plan is the perfect starting point for therapists who are delivering virtual services. So many of us are facing the reality of our school based therapy practices being completely virtual or, at best, a hybrid blend of virtual and in-person treatment for the upcoming school year. Some of you are pros at this point after having to implement this style for the last quarter of the previous school year. But, recently, we have been getting lots of emails from therapists who haven’t yet had to tackle virtual therapy and they are feeling lost and ... Read More about Bug-Themed Sample Treatment Plan for Virtual Therapy
Check out some of our favorite sensory bins that are easy to clean and change out to avoid spreading germs! *This post contains affiliate links. Read more. An integral part of our in-person playgroups at our non-profit, The Treehouse, is the sensory bin. Each week, we create a unique sensory play experience that welcomes kids into the space at the start of their playgroup. This sensory bin provides an opportunity for socialization, peer cooperation, self-regulation, conflict resolution and the obvious fine and sensory motor skill building. Typically, we stock a large plastic container ... Read More about Easy to Sanitize Sensory Bins!
Use this free printable emotional regulation activity to help kids identify and label their own emotions and others' emotions. So many of the kids we see in our therapy practices and classrooms have difficulty with self-regulation and emotional regulation. This free printable is a great place to start when working with kids on identifying their own emotions and identifying situations that can cause different feelings. What you'll need: -Laminator -Yarn or string -Beads -Free printable (fill out the form below) What to do: 1 - Laminate the free printable page. 2 - ... Read More about Free Printable Emotional Regulation Activity
I haven’t met a kid yet that doesn’t love some kind of animal. Some are on the cautious side and love kittens and puppies and others lean toward the exhibits at the zoo where they can peer through glass at king cobras and giant lizards. Personally, I am a kitten and puppy kind of girl! The animal theme is one of our favorite weeks at our non-profit, The Treehouse. It is a week full of activities that have kids moving like animals, following directions to the sounds of their favorite animals and even creating some amazing colorful peacocks with coffee filters and markers or ferocious ... Read More about Animal-Themed Games for Physical Therapy (Virtual or In-Person!)
These digital interactive games for kids are the perfect way to get kids engaged with gross motor skills like core strength, balance, coordination and more! Over the past several weeks, many of us have faced the challenge of transitioning from direct in-person therapy sessions to virtual therapy or distance learning formats. No doubt about it, this has been a tough learning curve for most of us. But there have been a few tools that we’ve created that have made the job a lot easier (and more fun)! Our occupational and physical therapy home program activities are the perfect place to start ... Read More about Gross Motor Digital Interactive Games for Kids
Try these fun tips for teaching kids how to catch a ball! If you have ever watched a toddler try desperately to toss a ball into the air and catch it, you know that it can be a frustrating phase of development. Then, that one day, when they finally figure it out, their smile will be priceless and the photo opportunity can’t be missed. As toddlers grow into preschoolers, their hand-eye coordination improves along with their reflexes and ball skills gradually progress from roll and trap to toss and catch. It all begins with babies and the game of cause and effect. They will giggle as ... Read More about Teaching Kids How to Catch a Ball & Throw