Tips & Tricks :: Inexpensive & Creative Therapy Toys

With the school year starting up in just a few weeks (I know, I know), many of you are probably starting to stock up on new materials for your classrooms and offices. If you’re looking to save a little money, … Continue reading

Tips & Tricks :: 10 Tips for IEP Writing Success

If you’re anything like me, you entered special education, social work, speech-language, or counseling for the IEP paperwork, right? Oh, wait yeah…no! Well, nevertheless, it’s part of all of our jobs for better or for worse, so here are a few … Continue reading

Fun Freebie :: Self-Esteem Rubrics

Recently, I designed a bunch of social skills rubrics covering a variety of skills:  school success, problem-solving, friendship, feelings, communication, and self-esteem goals. Well, if you’d like to try some of them out for free, you can download the self-esteem … Continue reading

New Product :: Social Skills Rubrics

These rubrics were designed to help counselors, teachers, social workers, or SLPs keep track of a student’s progress on school success, problem-solving, friendship, feelings, communication, and self-esteem goals. Each individual set includes 7 rubrics in both a teacher and student … Continue reading

Pinterest Find :: Toys for Vestibular Development

The other day, I came across this awesome blog post from The Inspired Treehouse. Now, I’m most definitely not an Occupational Therapist, but I feel like sometimes teachers come to me thinking that I am! It’s probably because our poor … Continue reading

Tips & Tricks :: Classroom Transitions

Many kids have a lot of difficulty changing from one activity to another during the school day. Add to that Autism, ADHD, or another disorder and you’ve got the scene set for distractions, tantrums, and frustration. I’m not sure what … Continue reading

New Product :: Following Directions Game & No-Print Version

I’m really really excited about this new product! One of the things I love about TpT is having an excuse to pull out my lovely Scotch laminator and have an excuse to spend a few minutes laminating, cutting, and assembling … Continue reading

Tips & Tricks :: Visuals for Students with Autism

One of the most effective interventions for students with Autism is using visuals. Yet whether your school district uses PECS, Boardmaker, Microsoft Office Clipart, or my personal favorite…Google Images, the process of searching for and resizing images can easily eat … Continue reading

Fun Freebie :: 45 Classroom-Friendly Fidgets

Recently, I’ve been on the quest for fidgets that teachers won’t throw a fit when I give their students. Come on, we’ve all been there. 🙂 Well, luckily, I found this awesome freebie on TeachersPayTeachers from Snagglebox that gives great … Continue reading

New(ish) Product :: Gradebook Pages

If you were around this July and August, you might have seen my summer project: an organization binder for the special ed. teachers, social workers, SLP’s, etc. I’d seen so many cute teacher binders on Pinterest and TpT, but felt … Continue reading