Therapy Must Be Fun

Oh My!!  Have Mercy.  I just talked to a parent and she said that last year the therapist that they saw practiced letters all year.  That is all that they did in therapy.  It was totally boring for the child and he still can’t write his letters.  This came about by me stating that I brought my computer to try some practice on it, but when I looked in my computer, I realised that I didn’t have any games loaded, {Read More}

Bouncy Ball Hand Skills

Bouncy balls. Gotta love em. They come in all sizes, and as their name suggests, boy are they bouncy. I love this activity because you can be so concrete with your directions. Hold the blue ball with your finger and thumb. Now put the blue ball back in your hand and hold the red ball with your fingers. It’s motivating too because how can you NOT have fun when bouncy balls are involved. I can’t imagine it. Items needed: Bouncy {Read More}

cootie catchers

Today we did cootie catchers.  I spent some time making a template.  I will upload that with pictures and directions tomorrow. Looking to find printable activities? You can find them in the community shop

Drawing flowers and cutting

I often as a basic skills task have  my students draw flowers, color them and then cut them out.  It is a task that I can have most of my kids in therapy do and then modify it for difficulty and change things if I want to work on one specific thing.  Sometimes it can surprise you by how hard a simple activity can be. I drew a flower that I wanted them to copy.  It is helpful to the {Read More}

Gag reflex or not?

I have done many evaluations for feeding and oral motor skills where I am called in because the child is gagging on solid food.  Many times this is the case, and we have to work on desensitizing to lumpy food, and work on oral motor skills so that they can move the lumps around in their mouths better.  There have been several cases though where the child eats lumpy and crunch food, but still gags sometimes.  It turns out that the {Read More}