Category: Resources for Students

Celebrating and Gaining Independence

independence day activitiesRed, white, and blue celebrations are a big part of the start of summer. Everyone plans ways to head out and celebrate the day when the United States became free from British control. It is also a great opportunity to practice working on skills which will allow children to be more independent. Keeping it lighter and fun in the summer is crucial to making sure that kids will be engaged. Read More »

Sun and Summer Fun

summer beach themed activitiesThere is nothing quite like spending time at the beach. Wind in your hair, sand between your toes, and the sound of the surf. Kids adore spending time talking about and exploring the beach during sessions. Bring the theme to the kids and watch them enjoy the time, learn new things, and practice skills. Read More »

The Power of Technology in Therapy Sessions

technology therapyThe start of summer means that children will be on break. This time away from school often comes with concerns that some kids may regress in areas. This is especially worrisome when they are receiving sessions for specific subjects. This means that any therapists, counselors, and teachers must assist families in ways that they can keep up on skills and goals at home. Technology is a wonderful option for many children to continue practicing skills. Read More »

Focus on Feelings for Father’s Day

Fathers Day activitiesFather’s Day is the perfect time to talk to students about important men in their life. While Father’s Day is only one day in June, it is nice to spend several sessions with kids discussing their feeling about the male role models in their lives. Remember to be aware of different family dynamics and sensitive to children who may not have a father at home. Keep the focus on male role models in their life, not simply at home. Read More »

Birds of a Feather

bird watchingYou have probably heard the saying Birds of a feather flock together. For kids who have therapy sessions together, it may have a different meaning to them. The kids have similar needs but may not always accomplish them in identical ways. Spring and summertime mean that more birds are outside.  Kids can learn a lot by watching the way birds interact. In addition to this, it’s the perfect opportunity to take sessions outside and get some fresh air. Read More »

Follow the Leader with Simon Says

follow the leaderActively engaging kids to practice skills and work on goals can be tricky as the academic year progresses. Sometimes it’s nice to take something familiar and give it a little twist. Kids of all ages like to play Simon Says, so why not change it up a bit? The beauty of this approach is you can use modeling in a fun way to work on a wide variety of skills in different types of sessions. Read More »