These life skills activities are the perfect way to target skills like strengthening, coordination, balance and more! If you work with a child with significant cognitive impairments who is ambulatory, you know it can be challenging to tackle specific therapeutic goal areas virtually with more traditional therapeutic interventions. Being forced to provide distance therapy has taught me many things but, probably the most important is creativity! I have a few high school students on my caseload who have goals and objectives that focus on overall strengthening for functional life skills ... Read More about 20 Life Skills Activities for at Home
Check out these Teletherapy Activities for your next virtual therapy session! This list is full of low-prep, low-maintenance ideas that will help you target all kinds of developmental skills with your clients. 50+ Low Prep Teletherapy Activities for Kids Click on the links and read through each post to get an idea of whether the activity will be a fit for your student/client. Then, scroll to the end of the post until you see the section entitled "For Virtual Sessions". Here, you'll find basic instructions on how to facilitate the activities during your next teletherapy session. And ... Read More about 50 Low Prep Teletherapy Activities for Kids
If you work or live with kids who need a little extra "nudge" when it comes to transitioning between activities throughout the day, this method of creating an interactive picture schedule is for you! Why Do Picture Schedules Work? Helping kids make smooth transitions between tasks and activities throughout the day is so important, whether they're at home, at school, or out in the community! As therapists, we may have to help kids transition between activities during our therapy sessions. Teachers may need to support kids in transitioning between lessons and learning activities throughout ... Read More about How to Create an Interactive Picture Schedule for Kids
This Scarecrow Drawing Game is the perfect way to practice prewriting and drawing skills while also working on answering questions and direction-following! If you are looking for a fine motor activity with a fall theme, we’ve got you covered! Our new scarecrow drawing game has kids answering questions about themselves to complete the drawing of a scarecrow. No artistic talents necessary! The best part about this activity, is that it allows kids to practice pre-writing strokes in a fun way meaning that they get the added bonus of developmental skill building through play. What you'll ... Read More about Scarecrow Drawing Game
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! Don't miss our Virtual Therapy Pack! ... 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!