Category: Resources for Students

Using Yarn for Therapy Sessions

yarn craft activitiesYarn is a simple supply to pick up and use in a variety of ways with children during therapy sessions. Not only can working with yarn help to calm kids, making art is also therapeutic. Check in with crafting stores, families, and others to see if they have supplies that they may be able to donate. Craft stores also have sales from time to time where you can pick up returns and other skeins, which will be helpful for session crafting purposes. Read More »

Snowmen in the Winter

snowmen activitiesCue the winter crafts, books, and stories which include your favorite snowmen and friends. It is the most wonderful time of year to use these winter favorites during sessions to get students actively involved. Since you can’t always go outside and build a snowman of your own, there are many ways to do this so every student has their own to take home. Read More »

Let it Snow

snow activitiesWinter is here and the snow is falling in a lot of the country. The cooler temperatures may mean that sessions must be inside. Why not build a snowman or play in snow inside while keeping warm? With a few easy to find ingredients, you can make snow with your students and use it within sessions for a variety of ways. Pretend to get your winter gear on to make it more fun and have fun playing in the snow with this sensory friendly activity. Read More »

Gingerbread Gathering

gingerbread men activitiesDo you remember hearing stories about the gingerbread man growing up? These days kids are able to read about gingerbread men, women, children, and more. The winter season is the perfect time to talk about gingerbread people and use their stories to expand on them for session activities. Using gingerbread tales to spark interest will actively engage students and work toward goal completion. Read More »

Celebrating Holidays and Avoiding Distractions

holiday traditionsThe month of December is often a blur because of everything going on at once. This means it is extremely important to stay focused and avoid distractions which will take away from therapy goals. Work on incorporating the holidays and all of the festivities into fun sessions that will keep everyone actively engaged and learning. Read More »

Using Fall Favorites in Therapy

fall favoritesMuch of November is spent talking about giving thanks. A lot of the focus may be on special people in the lives of students. While this is important, it is crucial to move beyond that.  It can be difficult to get to know students during different types of therapy sessions. Kids can be shy and scared to open up. Why not expand on the thankful notion and think about favorite items from this season? Check in with families ahead of time to see what traditions they may have from where they are originally from. Embrace multilingual learners and share these unique items with everyone in the group. Encourage families to send items in which can be observed by others during sessions. Read More »