Here's a fun game to add to your list of free teletherapy materials! A great way to get kids active and moving as they celebrate Valentine's Day! Whether you're working with kids virtually OR in-person - this simple game is a great movement break or warm-up activity! The slides are easy to use in a one-on-one or group setting and can even be used in a classroom with a larger group of kids using a SMART board or projector. What you'll need: -The FREE Google Slides presentation (click here) What to do: Simply pull the Google Slides presentation up on screen share if you're working ... Read More about FREE Teletherapy Materials: Valentine’s Day Would You Rather!
Looking for easy Valentine crafts? These colorful paper heart spinners are a great way to practice cutting on a line and bilateral coordination skills! Finding fun ways to practice scissor skills can be tough - it's easy for kids to get frustrated and when they get frustrated, often they struggle with attention and effort. Practicing cutting on straight lines can be especially repetitive! Today, we're sharing an awesome way to put those cutting skills into action to create a fun, colorful heart spinner! This easy Valentine craft is perfect for the classroom, the therapy room, or ... Read More about Easy Valentine Crafts: Heart Spinners!
Looking for a fun and simple winter cutting craft? This fun little skier is perfect for preschoolers and other young kids who are learning to cut on lines and cut out shapes! We were looking for a new cutting craft for our Winter Sports theme at The Treehouse and this idea popped into my mind! This activity is a great way to have kids practice cutting on a line and cutting out a simple shape. If you use the black and white version you can also target pencil grasp, drawing, and prewriting skills as kids color in the skier and the mountains! Winter Skier Cutting Craft What You'll ... Read More about Winter Skier Cutting Craft
Check out this video about how to do virtual therapy! Learn how we run our play group and therapy sessions and get ideas for your practice! Almost all of the questions we hear from therapists about how to do virtual therapy have one thing in common…a ton of self-doubt. As therapists, our main focus is doing the very best we can for the kids on our caseloads. We ended up as pediatric therapists because of our compassion and our drive to give back to others. While we are natural helpers, many of us also tend to be over-thinkers who are prone to questioning ourselves…sound familiar? (Us ... Read More about How to Do Virtual Therapy: A Behind the Scenes Peek!
This virtual therapy planning sheet will help you get organized and prepared for each upcoming telehealth physical therapy or occupational therapy session. As seasoned therapists with years of experience in the school setting and as play group facilitators for our non-profit organization, we’ve been learning right alongside all of you when it comes to what works and what doesn’t work during virtual sessions. Our latest free printable - Pro Tips to Help You Tackle Teletherapy - shares some of our top tips to help you navigate virtual therapy successfully. Today, we’re back again with ... Read More about Free Printable Virtual Therapy Session Planning Sheet
Learning to provide telehealth physical therapy and telehealth occupational therapy is definitely a challenge. With these 10 pro tips, you'll be on your way to stress-free telehealth therapy sessions in no time! If you’ve spent the last several months feeling overwhelmed by constantly changing schedules and baffled by shifting service delivery models (from in-person, to hybrid, to remote and back again)... If your stress level is through the roof as you navigate the switch from in-person to telehealth physical therapy sessions and occupational therapy sessions… You’re in very good ... Read More about 10 Pro Tips for Telehealth Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy
These simple Google Slides are perfect for inspiring movement and self-regulation during in-person OR virtual therapy/classroom sessions! We're hearing from therapists and teachers every day who are looking for simple ways to target movement skills during virtual sessions or to get kids up and moving after long periods of the day spent on screens. Today, we're here to share a super simple Christmas tree-themed Google Slide presentation that's the perfect way to get kids moving this holiday season! Whether you're targeting skills like balance, coordination, and strength during ... Read More about Simple Interactive Holiday Movement Game
These easy Christmas crafts and activities require only the simplest supplies that you already have on hand! Kids love to craft and we think the best crafts are easy Christmas crafts that don’t require a trip to the store to get tons of supplies that we will only use once. The good news is that there are loads of easy Christmas crafts that can be fun for kids in preschool and beyond using things that you probably already have on hand! If you are looking for fun virtual physical therapy or virtual occupational therapy ideas, this list will be the perfect reference for you as well! ... Read More about Easy Christmas Crafts & Activities: No Fancy Supplies Needed!