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The whole act of gardening is good for both the body and soul. Getting your hands dirty in the soil and digging is great for working your hands and for sensory calming. Pulling out vegetables and pulling out weeds can work the arms and trunk, but you can also work on the smaller muscles when[Read More]
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Have you noticed that a lot of students with autism hold their pencil with 4 fingers wrapped up the barrel of the pencil, and their thumb is pressed straight into the pencil. This grasp is not just specific to students with Autism, as the kids who use it generally have weak fingers. The reason that[Read More]
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Movement is the basis of learning from the time we are born. A baby has an internal drive to work against gravity to get their body up and moving, and in doing the physical movement work, the baby is learning about the environment, how things feel, how far to reach to touch a toy, how[Read More]
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Therapy Fun Zone by Therapy Fun Zone - 3M ago

This week we made letters out of clay/playdoh, and had the kids write letters on a clay tracing board. I used a little chalkboard that I got from oriental trading company, and have seen similar ones at Michaels as well. I then had the kids smash soft clay onto the chalkboard, which is great for[Read More]

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Therapy Fun Zone by Therapy Fun Zone - 3M ago

I never knew how much I would love creating activities until I started doing it many years ago. I know that there are lots of therapists that ake their own forms and activities, and they share the in facebook groups and on teachers pay teachers. A couple of years ago, I worked on creating a[Read More]

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Therapy Fun Zone by Therapy Fun Zone - 3M ago

It is always a good time to show your love of Occupational Therapy. I created a lovely flower around the shape of OT. You can print out the flower and color it yourself or have your patients color it. Coloring works on many skills such as fine motor, and visual motor. If you put the […]

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This post has been updated March 2019 How many of you as therapists or parents make your own therapy stuff, such as home programs, class programs, templates, rubrics, activities, teacher inservices, etc. Have you ever thought to yourself, I’m sure this has been done before, but now I have to do it again? I started […]

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The kids have been having fun feeding Munchy Ball mini fruit, and I have come up with several games for the kids to play in order to work on specific skills. I had made dice that have one of the fruit types on each side of the die so that we can roll and choose […]
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It is great to work on fine motor control away from the body, as that gives more of a challenge to the muscle control. You have to have control and coordination to balance and stack small objects onto a surface. i have the game scatterpillar scramble, and wanted to make a similar motor activity that […]
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Therapy Fun Zone by Therapy Fun Zone - 5M ago
I needed to make a token board for a student that I work with, and thought I would share the template that I created. I have worked with many students that use token systems, but the token boards were always made by the teacher. This student has a general education teacher who is not familiar […]

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