I Spy Ice Cream
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by Victoria Wood OTR/L
2d ago
Summer is here!  My two favorite things are summer and ice cream.  What better way to honor these two things than a FREE I Spy Ice Cream printout!  Just because the kids are out of school, there is no reason to stop working on essential skills.  If you’re looking for a summer occupational therapy activity, ... Read more The post I Spy Ice Cream appeared first on The OT Toolbox ..read more
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Ice Cube Jump and Smash
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by Colleen Beck OTR/L
1w ago
This ice cube jump and smash is a great ice play activity with major sensory benefits. The heavy work built through smashing ice cubes or jumping on ice cubes is huge! Plus, kids love the novelty of this sensory motor activity. Let’s break this activity down… This was originally an activity we did during the ... Read more The post Ice Cube Jump and Smash appeared first on The OT Toolbox ..read more
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Jellyfish Art and Craft Ideas
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by Colleen Beck OTR/L
1w ago
Looking for a few jellyfish art and craft ideas to create with a beach theme? Today, we’ve got a collection of creative jellyfish crafts, jellyfish handprints, and fun themed activities to build skills. Whether you are heading to the beach or planning a beach themed summer camp, these craft ideas are for you! Add these ideas to ... Read more The post Jellyfish Art and Craft Ideas appeared first on The OT Toolbox ..read more
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School Occupational Therapy Scope of Practice
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by Victoria Wood OTR/L
2w ago
If you are new to school based occupational therapy treatment, you may be confused about how this differs from the private medical model.  Once you have a few IEP/504s under your belt, you will become a master in defending what therapist in the school do (and do not do). Knowing the points of a school occupational ... Read more The post School Occupational Therapy Scope of Practice appeared first on The OT Toolbox ..read more
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Prone Extension Activities
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by Colleen Beck OTR/L
3w ago
Prone extension… this is a topic that comes up often when talking about occupational therapy activities! So often, we see kiddos who struggle with sensory modulation, core strength and core stability, body awareness, endurance, sensory processing needs. Prone extension activities can help strengthen and address other areas like those mentioned, and more. Below, you’ll find ... Read more The post Prone Extension Activities appeared first on The OT Toolbox ..read more
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Summer OT Programs
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by Victoria Wood OTR/L
1M ago
Is it summer break yet?  This is what all the school based occupational therapy providers and teachers are asking. Whether you are working in a school system or with children who go to school, you are going to want some great summer programs to offer.  Summer activities can range from seated table worksheets, chores, arts ... Read more The post Summer OT Programs appeared first on The OT Toolbox ..read more
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Actividades de integración bilateral
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by Colleen Beck OTR/L
1M ago
La integración bilateral es un área que los niños necesitan para muchas tareas… pero no es un hito del desarrollo que destaque a menos que se note necesariamente un problema. Desde escribir y sujetar el papel, hasta sostener un proyecto artístico y cortar con tijeras, pasando por cerrar la cremallera de una chaqueta, coordinar ambos ... Read more The post Actividades de integración bilateral appeared first on The OT Toolbox ..read more
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Soap Shaving Bookmark Craft
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by Colleen Beck OTR/L
1M ago
Today I wanted to share a fun kids craft that supports life skill development: using an iron and ironing board. To make the soap shavings, we also used a vegetable peeler, so this is a great way to incorporate fine motor skills into kitchen tasks needed for using kitchen items like the vegetable peeler. We ... Read more The post Soap Shaving Bookmark Craft appeared first on The OT Toolbox ..read more
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Music Bookmark Craft
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by Colleen Beck OTR/L
1M ago
This music bookmark craft uses an old sheet of music and is a fun easy cutting skills craft that kids can give as a gift or can use in their music books! We actually have another fun soap shaving bookmark craft too, if you would like to check out that craft that builds skills as ... Read more The post Music Bookmark Craft appeared first on The OT Toolbox ..read more
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Raccoon Craft for Math and Fine Motor
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by Colleen Beck OTR/L
1M ago
We made this racoon craft many moons ago, when my oldest was in second grade. She’s now a sophomore in high school, and I have to say that those years went by like a flash. This post was originally written in October, 2015 and I’m just updating it now with some tips about how to ... Read more The post Raccoon Craft for Math and Fine Motor appeared first on The OT Toolbox ..read more
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