Tag Archives: Interventions

What’s a “Co-treat” All About?

It’s a habit we are all guilty of as therapists. We throw around these words that parents don’t always understand, and then barely have the time to accurately explain ourselves. A disconnect can emerge in this process, with opportunities missed … Continue reading

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How “Evidence-Based” is Your Therapy?

Therapy lives, breathes, and dies by one simple phrase: “evidence based practice.” Those three words encompass all therapeutic disciplines, from pediatrics to geriatrics. In the simplest of terms, it means that the decisions we make as clinicians must be founded … Continue reading

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Therapy Carryover in the Home: Issues and Barriers

The copies run through the machine, one after another, using paper, toner, and a few spare moments I found before my first client. I’m printing out handwriting practice sheets as homework, but can’t help wondering… am I wasting my time? … Continue reading

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DIY Therapy Putty

The majority of my test pins have a common theme: how to make therapy products that don’t cost a ridiculous amount. In my latest quest I set out to find a recipe for DIY therapy putty. I use this stuff … Continue reading

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Pinned on Pinterest, Tested in Therapy: Test Pin #13 Gel Bag

To see all Pinterest test pins, click here. This idea caught my eye as another fun, kinesthetic way to work on letter formations. I’m always looking for out-of-the-box ways for kids to work on handwriting skills, other than just sitting … Continue reading

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Pencil Grip 101

{If you aren’t familiar with pencil grasps or the anatomy of the hand, you might want to check out my post, “When to Fix a Pencil Grasp” as an introduction.} Suppose you have a child that can’t hold a pencil correctly… what … Continue reading

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Pinned on Pinterest, Tested in Therapy: Test Pin #11 Baggie Puzzles

To see all Pinterest test pins, click here. Pinned and tested? Strike that, reverse it. I’ve been elbow deep in toilet wax, slashed my way through pool noodles, and found myself lost amongst the endless aisles of confusion that make … Continue reading

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