As school based therapists we juggle high caseloads, many schools and tight schedules. It can be difficult to find a few minutes to discuss a student’s needs. Interruptions occur at times when you are working with a student such as a phone call from a doctor about a student, a teacher pops into the therapy room to ask you a quick question or an aide needs to borrow a piece of equipment. When those interruptions occur, it would be beneficial have an emergency plan of action with some items in a “bag of tricks”. Prepare a few activities that you can grab super quick to have the student work on while you deal with the interruption.
Here are a few freebies you can print and throw in your bag of tricks for those emergency moments during a therapy session. I tried to pick ideas that address fine motor, gross motor and sensory processing therefore the activities address many goals: