Tag Archives: social skills

Pirates Arrrr All Around Us

talk like a pirateHave you ever watched a child’s face light up when you talk about pirates? Simply mentioning a pirate to kids of all ages usually makes them get excited. Why not have a pirate party of sorts with kids during sessions to celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day on September 19? Use the way pirates talk, work together, problem solve, and more to focus on goals. Think outside of the box and gather your mateys for a swashbuckling good time! Read More »

More Ideas for Outside Session Fun

outside session funHeading outside when the weather cooperates gives us another non-classroom environment to use for summer sessions. Changing up routines helps to keep otherwise potentially monotonous practice exercises fresh. Doing this will keep kids actively engaged and willing to participate. While it may look like summer fun, students are still working on speech and language, social skill, gross motor, fine motor, and other skills at the same time. Read More »

Time to Chalk it Up

chalk activitiesThe sun is shining and the perfect time to head outside for some movement and fun. An easy tool for a wide variety of activities is sidewalk chalk. The best part about sidewalk chalk is you can get giant pails filled with them during the summer months for a bargain. While working on specific skill goal, you will also be adding in gross motor work which is beneficial to most students. Read More »

Summer Fun with Sand

summer sandKids of all ages love to play with sand. Unfortunately, the days of sandboxes are mostly gone. While some schools may have water and sand tables, not all do. Portable sensory bins are the perfect way to incorporate sand into a variety of different therapy sessions to work on skills. The best part is being able to bring a little bit of the beach into your summertime with students. Think outside of the box and have fun! Read More »

Lots of Laughs with Ladybugs

ladybug activitiesLook all around you and the world is filled with a lot of insects flying, buzzing, and crawling around. Most of the times kids are afraid of them, but there is one in particular that makes kids of all ages smile. The little lady bug has become a symbol of good luck. They are the perfect critter to embrace and have fun with during the warm summer months. 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 »