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
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