Category: Treatment Resources

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 »

Fabulous Flowers in May

may spring flowersThe month of May is often filled with flowers blooming all over the place. The winter weather is finally gone and all of the April showers have helped blossoms to brighten up the landscape. Use the gorgeous natural beauties to inspire things to do during sessions and therapy to work toward each child’s individual goals. Talk to teachers to see if they are covering anything similar to share resources. Remember, you may tweak anything available to work with your needs. All you need to do is focus on their speech, fine motor, gross motor, social, emotional, or other needs to work on goals and skills. Read More »

Acting Out the Very Hungry Caterpillar

hungry little caterpillarThe wonders of nature often provide a wonderful way to reach some reluctant students. If they are engaged in the subject matter, they may not realize that they are working on skill building. During the spring, we are often able to witness amazing transformations in nature. Baby birds grow up and learn to fly. Another fascinating transformation to watch is little caterpillars turning into beautiful butterflies. Many classrooms have science centers where they are able to witness the stages of metamorphosis take place. Read More »