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great website with lots of ideas

Here is a great OT website that has lots of ideas on it.  http://www.therapystreetforkids.com/index.html.
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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…
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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…
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cootie catchers

Today we did cootie catchers.  I spent some time making a template.  I will upload that with pictures and directions tomorrow.
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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…
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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…