Category: Treatment Resources

Summer at the Beach

beach sessionsNothing says summer like spending time at a beach. Unfortunately, it is not usually possible to take kids to a beach during a session. This doesn’t mean that you can’t have a fun beach day. Think outside of the box and bring the beach to you. Bring in beach items from home and create your own beach for everyone to enjoy. It’s also a great time to check in with families to see if anyone has ties to beaches. Perhaps they have lived by the ocean, or come from another country which has beaches that they went to. This is a great way to incorporate individuals from multilingual families. Read More »

A Summer Style Scavenger Hunt

scavenger huntSummer weather means that it is often possible to use the outdoors as a session space. Take the time to think of activities which will work for a wide variety of students and goals. Often times, different spaces will make it easier to actively engage kids and work on multiple skills. A simple walk, a blanket under a shady tree, or a picnic table to observe nature and the summer surroundings are great options. Read More »

Water Fun in the Sun

bucketsIt is easy for kids to regress in the summer. When they have time for sessions, it is important to work on maintaining the gains which they had during the academic year. Since it is summer, it is the perfect time to use the nice weather and integrate less traditional lesson plans into the mix. Any of the following activities may be used to work on a variety of skills. These include, but are not limited to, social, fine motor, pragmatics, articulation, gross motor, and emotional tasks. Use these options to work on whatever an individual child may need at this point in time. Read More »

Fun with Slime for Therapy!

making slimeSlime is really popular with kids right now. Craft stores and more have displays set up all about creating slime of different colors, textures, and more.  The best part about slime is that it is extremely easy to make with kids during a session. Slime is flexible and can be made inside or outside with little or no space required. Read More »

Insects All Around Us

insect activitiesWhat’s that over there? It’s an ant, or maybe it’s an earwig. Is that a caterpillar, and what kind of butterfly will it turn into? Summertime brings out a wide variety of insects and other little critters who will intrigue and creep out kids of all ages. The less hectic months are also the perfect time to do something different with students while working on skills and IEP goals. Take some time to embrace all of the bugs around us and use them within your sessions to actively engage the kids. Read More »

Preparing for a Picnic

picnicPicnics are practically synonymous with summer. Many kids may not have been on a picnic, thanks to the rushed world that we live in. Summer sessions are a perfect time to think outside of the box and plan a picnic for your students. Remember even if you do not have a space outside to do this, make an indoor area into the perfect picnic destination with a little imagination. Read More »