31 Jul 2013

Sponge bob awesomeness

My PT friend is showing OT tendencies. She made this for a patient at hospital.

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28 Jul 2013

22 Jul 2013

22 Jul 2013

Some fun Games used in PT.

I loooveeee Rush Hour Jr for some of our higher functioning kids. Can work on visuospatial skills and problem solving and sequencing and frustration tolerance and more!! I also like the matrix game with clothespins and the card game Blink. Blink is great for attention and focus and matching and impulse control etc 🙂 by the way they have plain Rush Hour for older kids and all these games could be user with adults as well. Maybe in traumatic brain injury? TBI.

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22 Jul 2013

Unintentional humor…

For those of us who work with very literal children. Often seen in autism. I had a kid who thought he was on fire when a teacher used that expression for doing a good job. His eyes widened and he was like “really??!!” And looked down. Cutest first grader ever. 🙂

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22 Jul 2013

Celia: years of volunteer Greenspan

I love this picture. She is the reason I became an OT. I learned about OTs existence because she was getting it. I was in my early 20s.

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22 Jul 2013

Pool noodle uses inspired by Pinterest

Shosh kabob pool noodle and pool noodle alien. Can string as giant beads or pattern if you have different colors. And make cool things by stabbing the alien with sticks etc. But you would not say stab to the kids! Lolol

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22 Jul 2013

Mat man from handwriting without tears

The matman hanging in our school’s OT land! Ugh I am writing on my phone and it autocorrected three times to batman!

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22 Jul 2013

Using pins and cork board for OT equals awesomeness

The pictures show games made with Sharpie. Kids love pushpins. Obviously use careful supervision and judgment and don’t use them if they are not fully cognitively aware or unsafe. Pushpins are great to increase hand strength and dexterity that can help with writing as it somewhat forces them by design to use the radial precision part of the hand. Even an ugly board appeals as they love the pushpin part. 🙂

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15 Jul 2013

Simple English

Read this to find out how to get Wikipedia simplified, ie if in OT you are helping a child or someone with cognitive issues do research. They don’t all have simple english versions but it’s worth a try. If you click this link, read the top paragraph and it explains how. 🙂 

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