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If you work with children with autism or have difficulty regulating their emotions, you most likely have come across The Zones of Regulation.
The Zones of Regulation itself is a curriculum that was developed by an occupational therapist named Leah Kuypers. She specializes in autism, ADHD and anxiety and developed the Zones, which incorporates ...
Board and Tokens is a free token
board app by Maiz Apps. You can utilize this app for behavior, motivation or
incorporate it as a visual for a therapy task. You are able to save a child's
profile, change the theme of the board, take a picture of the reward, and
choose from 1-24 tokens to be available during the task.There are also ...
Last week I shared that I would be back on the road joining our Early Intervention homecare team once again for a few visits a week. I am still working in the preschool for the majority of my week; however I have added several Birth to 3 homecare families to my caseload as well. I also shared that since I left homecare roughly 3 years ago, some ...
Due to changes at the workplace, which are mainly fiscally driven, my current work position is expanding and I will no longer treat children solely in the preschool. Now, some of my days will be split as I will be back on the road in homecare therapy for a few hours a week. It's been more than 3 years now since I left homecare and the birth to ...
Today I'd like to share a fun and inexpensive speech and language activity that would definitely be a classroom hit but could also be reproduced at home as well!
''Springtime Mystery Box''
This is an idea that one of the teachers I work with and I concocted to help the children in our preschool classrooms to IMAGINE, DESCRIBE, GUESS and of ...
Today's post offers a fun recipe and a classroom activity ideal for teaching young children about St. Patrick's Day! Enjoy and have fun in your therapy sessions over the next week!
Lucky Leprechaun's Pot o' Gold Mix (peanut free!)
You will need:
Lucky charms cereal
Dried banana chips
Popcorn (if ...
Introduce AAC more effectively! Here are 3 tips to help you do just that: No. 1 - When you are using AAC apps on an iPad, iPod, or iPhone, always utilize Guided Access. When enabled, Guided Access prevents the students from exiting within an app. This helps them focus on communication instead of trying to exit from the app to explore other apps — ...
This week's post is the final in my 8-week series highlighting typical speech and language development for young children ages birth to 5. Today's post specifically addresses what ''normal'' speech and language development looks like for a five year old child.
The Babycenter website states the following information about children this age:
This is week 7 of my 8 week series highlighting the hallmarks of typical speech and language development in young children. Today's post will explore what normal language and grammar looks and sounds like for preschoolers in the 3 to 5 age group.
For parents, knowing what ''normal'' development looks in babies, toddlers and young children will ...
This is week 6 of my 8 week series highlighting what typical speech and language development looks like in young children. This week's post will focus on the growth that happens between ages 3 and 4. During this year, young children really leave the baby and toddler time behind. Many are entering preschool and are ready to become a ''big kid''. ...