Monday, February 8, 2016
Part of our job as pediatric therapists, teachers and parents is to encourage children to succeed. Whether it be a small accomplishment, a big dream or a lofty goal children need our support and help through motivating words. This is especially true during therapy sessions when children are faced with many challenges. You can print this motivational poster "The Best Way To Predict the Future is to Create It" here. Check out the complete download of Motivational Posters and Cards here.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Sunday, January 31, 2016
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
It is that time of year again when annual reviews will slowly start to begin. Here are 5 things to do before you write an IEP goal:
1. Check present levels of performance - Perform a new evaluation if it is necessary. Determine the student's strengths and weaknesses. When you formulate a goal try to build on strengths to offset weaknesses.
2. Review data and notes. Check the student's progress towards the current IEP goals. Does it seem likely that the goals will be reached by the end of the year? Are you able to think about the next step for independence in a certain domain?
3. Analyze deficits. What is the impact of those deficits on academic success or accessing the educational environment? If the deficits do not hinder educational success you do not need an IEP goal for them.
4. Discuss with the multi - disciplinary team including parents on how your services can help the student.
5. Discuss goals with student. Make sure the student is on board - internal motivation is a key to success.
Grades K-2 - this download is a large goal bank for school based occupational and physical therapy that is aligned with the English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics common core standards for grades K-2. It is meant to provide guidance and suggestions on relating occupational and physical therapy goals to the common core curriculum in order to establish educationally relevant goals for a student's individualized education program (IEP). FIND OUT MORE.
Monday, January 25, 2016
Here is a unique way to practice visual discrimination skills while adding in some physical activity. You can download the freebies from Your Therapy Source.