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

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

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

Tips & Tricks :: Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)

This summer, I’ve written a blog series focusing on several different disorders that affect children at school: ADHD, Autism, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Anxiety Disorder, and ODD. Each entry describes the disorder, gives practical strategies for improving success at school, and also … Continue reading

Tips & Tricks :: TpT Tech Support

So I’ve noticed a trend lately in the types of questions people are asking at my TpT store. When it first opened, I got a lot of questions and statements such as: “Will this be appropriate for X, Y, or … Continue reading

Tips & Tricks :: Anxiety Disorder

This summer, I’ve been writing a blog series focusing on several different disorders that affect children at school: ADHD, Autism, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Anxiety Disorder, and ODD. Each entry describes the disorder, gives practical strategies for improving success at school, and … Continue reading

Tips & Tricks :: Depression

This summer, I’ve been writing a blog series focusing on several different disorders that affect children at school: ADHD, Autism, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Anxiety Disorder, and ODD. Each entry describes the disorder, gives practical strategies for improving success at school, and … Continue reading

Tips & Tricks :: Bipolar Disorder

This summer, I’ve writing a blog series focusing on several different disorders that affect children at school: ADHD, Autism, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Anxiety Disorder, and ODD. Each entry will describe the disorder, give practical strategies for improving success at school, and … Continue reading