Have you ever wondered what running your own business is like? Learn more about what it's like to create and teach continuing education courses for therapists! As part of our series on Side Hustle Ideas for Pediatric Therapists, we are doing a deeper dive into some of our favorite hustlers in the business. These therapists have worked tirelessly to grow and develop their businesses from the ground up, adding creative new elements businesses along the way! In this post, we’ll hear from Kim Wiggins, owner and founder of OTKimWiggins LLC, a thriving business that specializes in ... Read More about Running Your Own Business: Creating and Teaching Continuing Education Courses
Learn more about what starting a private practice is like and how to use Instagram to support and grow your business. As part of our series on Side Hustle Ideas for Pediatric Therapists, we are doing a deeper dive into some of our favorite hustlers in the business. These therapists have worked tirelessly to grow and develop their businesses from the ground up, adding creative new elements businesses along the way! In this post, we'll hear from Stacy Menz, owner and founder of Starfish Therapies. Stacy has built a thriving therapy practice and has also used Instagram as a way to reach a ... Read More about Starting a Private Practice & Using Instagram
Have you heard of these side hustle ideas for pediatric therapists? Which of these side hustles is right for you? If there’s one thing we know about pediatric therapists, it’s that they’re some of the most creative people in the world! And on top of that, they like to stay busy - for some, this might mean spending time on favorite hobbies and pastimes, but for a growing number of therapists, our “free time” is spent on a side hustle. Pediatric therapists are growing their own businesses (and putting extra money into their pockets) in so many creative and interesting ways that we ... Read More about Side Hustle Ideas for Pediatric Therapists
These simple pompom pusher bags and free printables are a fun and unique way to target visual motor skills with kids! It’s a school night - one of those nights where are you brought home a whole stack of work to plow through because you just don’t have time to do it during the work day. You’re patting yourself on the back because you finally finished that all of those progress notes and evaluations. And that’s when it hits you. Your paperwork may be done, but it’s late, you have no idea what you are going to do during your treatment sessions tomorrow, and you've got a bunch of kids on ... Read More about Pompom Pusher Bags for Visual Motor Skills
These easy balloon games for kids are the perfect way to get kids active and moving while practicing important developmental skills! We are always looking for fun ways to enhance developmental skills using minimal supplies that are easily available for anyone - Click here for our easy activities for kids (no fancy supplies needed)! Paper bags, bed sheets, bubbles and play dough are just a few of the simple items that you can find in pretty much any therapy space, school or home that can boost fine, gross and even sensory motor skills through play. Today, we thought of another one! ... Read More about Easy Balloon Games for Kids
This fun visual motor activity is a great way to work on drawing/prewriting skills while also addressing visual perception. If you're familiar with visual perception skills, you might know about a fascinating skill called visual closure. Visual closure is the ability to complete an unfinished figure or shape by “filling in the blanks’ visually. This skill is important as kids learn to read and learn to complete puzzles by figuring out what is missing. Visual closure is why we're able to read quickly and fluently - we don't have to stop and look at each individual letter in a word ... Read More about What’s Missing Visual Motor Activity for Kids
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!