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Handwriting Games
  • Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Handwriting Games

Handwriting games and other intervention ideas for handwriting via teletherapy and in- person including: Using a multisensory approach; offering the client to step into the teacher role; utilizing a document camera; and isolating visual-motor skills by drawing. Ideas for motivating writing prompts including word association, an A-Z challenge, story cubes, and a silly picture challenge are also included. ...


Occupational Therapy Games
  • Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Occupational Therapy Games

Occupational therapy games including a client-choice game; world record challenge; search and finds; scavenger hunts; Pictionary; Simon Says; mazes; sequencing; and bingo will be reviewed in this blog post....


Telehealth Training
  • Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Telehealth Training

Telehealth training- Do I need it? Telehealth has been gaining in popularity for the past decade. The coronavirus pandemic has only hastened the arrival of online platforms as a popular way to receive psychotherapeutic telehealth services. Performing therapy online (teletherapy) has some definite advantages over traditional in-person therapy: convenience, accessibility, and appeal to those people that have difficulties being in an office environment. While the advantages are substantial, no one is claiming it is the same as in-person therapy. Working online involves certain considerations that you may not think about with traditional counseling. That is why therapists that are performing virtual therapy may want to consider taking specific training in teletherapy. ...


Therapy Games
  • Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Therapy Games

Therapy games that can be utilized for both in-person and online teletherapy or online counseling and how to utilize them are reviewed in this post. Playing games and psychotherapy may seem entirely unrelated. The truth, however, is that therapy games can complement counseling and improve client progress. It is not uncommon to find a clinician with a closet full of games and art materials, especially if they work with younger populations. With the rising popularity of virtual counseling, it has been necessary to take these resources online. Let’s explore some of the online games you can use during virtual therapy and how they may help you address multiple problems....


OT Teletherapy Ideas
  • Tuesday, March 23, 2021

OT Teletherapy Ideas

OT Teletherapy ideas will be covered in this blog. Occupational therapy can be distinct from other telehealth professions in that it often requires clients to have some sort of materials on their end. Planning ahead of time and communicating with the parent or caregiver is often necessary but takes time for the therapist. Leveraging digital technology, having flexible activities handy, and using very common household items are strategies that can help the therapist and the client get the most out of their sessions (all while reducing therapist prep time!) Here are OT teletherapy ideas that can be easily utilized by occupational therapists....


Teletherapy activities
  • Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Teletherapy activities

This blog will review teletherapy activities therapists can use on video conferencing platform. Teletherapy does not need to be limited to face-to-face video conferencing. Let’s talk about all the ways technology can assist you in getting the most out of a teletherapy (telehealth session) and help you plan engaging teletherapy activities. ...


Therapy Activities and Icebreakers
  • Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Therapy Activities and Icebreakers

This blog will review therapy activities and icebreakers for new pediatric clients in one on one or group sessions. Whether in person or via telehealth, an initial meeting with a new client can make you feel a certain type of anxious. Though there may be some guilt around “wasting” time getting to know the client and building rapport prior to getting to the meat of the therapy, the research actually says that taking the time to build a strong relationship with your client is likely more important than any specific therapy task. Here are 10 fun therapy activities....


Anxiety Counseling Techniques during COVID- 19
  • Friday, September 4, 2020

Anxiety Counseling Techniques during COVID- 19

This blog will review anxiety counseling techniques that counselors and therapists can apply when treating individuals during the current coronavirus pandemic.The coronavirus has obvious physical health implications but it has also brought along with it significant anxiety problems. Not only are people afraid of catching COVID-19 but the resulting restrictions have led to worries about finances, education, and the future. For mental health professionals, the challenge is to help people cope effectively with their anxiety issues. Here are suggestions on what counseling techniques can be considered to assist the anxious client. ...


Tips and Activities for Social Skills Group and Language Group via Telepractice (teletherapy)
  • Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Tips and Activities for Social Skills Group and Language Group via Telepractice (teletherapy)

Social Skills Group or Language Group is a great way to help children learn and practice both their social and language skills with their peers but how is it done via telepractice (teletherapy)? What social skills group activities can be utilized when seeing clients online? Not only will this blog answer those questions, but it will also provide you with a repeatable session plan and activities that can be used for small group language or social skills therapy via telepractice and a list of 20 Youtube videos to utilize as a basis for those lessons. ...


Online Speech Therapy Games
  • Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Online Speech Therapy Games

Online speech therapy games are great for home practice and teletherapy (aka telehealth) and add another mode of learning. This blog will review 12 fun online speech therapy games and resources that therapists can utilize with children either during office or telehealth visits....


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  • Group Therapy Activities

    Friday, July 23, 2021

    Group therapy occurs when one or more therapists facilitate discussion within a group of people on a specific topic or a more general process. A highly effective treatment modality in it's own right. For some problems, group therapy activities is preferred.

  • SOAP Notes for Speech Therapy: The Ultimate Guide

    Monday, July 12, 2021

    Having a clear understanding of what a SOAP note is, and how to write one both thoroughly and efficiently can be a huge help to SLP’s. A note is completed after every speech therapy session. It may be shared with the client and/or his or her caregiver, as well as insurance companies.

  • Leading Physical Therapy Specialties and Certifications of 2021

    Friday, July 9, 2021

    The profession of Physical Therapy is trending toward more and more specialization in 2021 as we recognize how patient outcomes are improved when therapists can reach a level of expertise and mastery in their field.