Developmental Coordination Disorder is becoming a more common diagnosis in many pediatric therapy practices. Read more about it and check out the red flags to see if kids on your caseload are at risk for this disorder. What is Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)? If you’re a pediatric therapist, you may notice more and more kids on your caseload who have a diagnosis of Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD). DCD is a neurodevelopmental disorder that is characterized by poor motor coordination and delayed development of motor skills. In the past, DCD may have been referred to as ... Read More about What is Developmental Coordination Disorder & Red Flags
We've all heard of the summer slide - the loss of academic skills and other developmental skills over the summer. Try these fun and simple ideas for home to keep those skills going strong all summer long! It’s almost time for summer! That can look different for all of us but universally, when kids hear the word “summer”, it translates into NO SCHOOL! As parents, we have mixed emotions about summer. It’s the perfect time to catch up as a family, take a few trips, play outside, relax and recoup. But this summer may have a layer of stress that we weren't expecting. If your child was ... Read More about Simple Ideas for Home to Prevent Summer Slide
Switching from the school routine into “summer mode” can be overwhelming for many kids - that's why it's important to stay connected with our kids all summer long! As we approach the end of the school year, we’ve been talking more about summer slide - the concept of kids losing skills that they’ve gained at school or in therapy over the extended summer break. As school-based therapists, we know the struggle of returning to school in the fall to find that many of the students on your caseload are unable to perform skills that they had mastered the previous spring. It can be so ... Read More about Keeping Kids Connected Over the Summer
Looking for fun and creative ideas to prevent the summer slide and keep kids active, learning and engaged to prepare for school? We've got you covered! Every year in our school based therapy practice, we create and send home summer packets for our students to help prevent the summer slide. We believe that practice makes perfect (or at least progress!) when it comes to school readiness! Check out these ideas for preventing the summer slide by practicing the foundation skills kids need most for school! Fun ways to prevent the summer slide! No one wants to think about school over the ... Read More about Developmental Skills: Preventing the Summer Slide
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
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!