Planning your next virtual therapy session? Not sure where to start? Check out this fun virtual treatment plan template!
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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 fine motor options – is the way to go! This virtual treatment plan template is based off of one of our favorite books and would be perfect for OTs, PTs, or SLPs!\
Virtual Treatment Plan Template
-A few pairs of rolled socks
-One longer sock (e.g. a soccer sock or adult sock)
-Paper plate or paper circle
1 – Read Can I Play Too? By Mo Willems
You can even have kids start warming up by having them toss a pair of their rolled socks when Elephant and Piggie toss their balls at the snake.
2 – Ball Practice!
Using a pair of rolled socks, have kids complete several different ball skills and coordination challenges! Try these and have kids make up some of their own!
-Gently toss the ball up in the air to yourself
-Gently toss it from one hand to another or pass from one hand to another
-Pass the ball around your head in a circle, switching hands in front and back
-Pass the ball around your waist in a circle, switching hands in front and back
-Pass the ball around your knees in a circle, switching hands in front and back
-Pass the ball around your ankles in a circle, switching hands in front and back
-Balance the ball on your head and try to take a few steps
-Place the ball on the floor and try kicking it as far as you can
-Working on stairs? Have kids toss their ball up the steps and then walk up to retrieve it!
-Put several balls on a towel or blanket and use it like a parachute to toss them into the air!
-Unroll the pair of socks and place one sock so it’s draped over your foot. Try balancing on the other foot, lifting the sock into the air. See if you can toss the sock from your foot to catch it with your hands!
-For the grand finale…have kids take several pairs of rolled socks and stuff them into the larger sock (this is great for building hand strength!). Now, they have a “snake”, just like in the book! Have them try tossing it up in the air and catching it, or tossing to a sibling or parent! The kids loved this activitiy!
3 – Simple Snake Craft
Start with a paper plate or a circle shape cut out of paper. Draw a spiral shape on the page, beginning on the outer edge. Make sure to leave enough space between the lines of your spiral to create your snake’s body.
Have kids cut along the spiral line from the edge of the circle around and around until they reach the middle. Trip off any bumps or corners.
Have kids use crayons or markers to decorate their snakes with stripes, polkadots, eyes, etc. The craft can be done in any position – tall kneel, standing, or sitting – depending on which positions and skills you’re working on.
And just like that…you have a 30 minute therapy session! We’ve used this virtual treatment plan template both for our virtual developmental play groups and virtual therapy sessions. We hope your kiddos like this one as much as ours did!
Check out all of our other virtual therapy and home program resources!