Occupational Therapy Resources and Treatment Ideas

Occupational Therapy Resources and Treatment Ideas

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Coloring isn't just for kids! It's a great stress reliever! Check out this collection of coloring pages for adults and teens.

Free Printable Coloring Pages for Big Kids and Grown-Ups


If this is your child, you know they're not the same thing.

The Difference Between Tantrums and Sensory Meltdowns


Behavior Reflection worksheet Apology letter packet. Great for teachers, school counselors and for use at home. #TPT $1.00

Behavior Reflection & Apology Letter


Some free sample pages from IEP Goals Related to the Common Core for OT/PT Goals Grades 3 5. Repinned by SOS Inc. Resources pinterest.com/....

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For less pain when grasping, slop,a sponge rollers on fork, toothbrush, etc. This is such a great idea for those special needs classes!!

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Popsicle Stick Patterns Busy Bags This is a brain workout. Kids need to match the pattern on the cards with colored popsicle sticks to make it look like the card. Totally diy!

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ADHD symptoms can look different depending on how old a child is. Learn more in this video from Understood founding partner the Child Mind Institute.

Video: How ADHD Symptoms Change as Kids Get Older


No sew duct tape weighted blanket!! Cheap alternative when you just want to see if it'll help. I did 4x5 bags (20 is easier for math) with less space in between. If the weight helps, I will sew a cover out of a sheet with Velcro on 1 side so it can be washed.

DIY Weighted Blanket


Picture schedules and visual planners can help kids who have trouble with organization stay on top of routines and feel more confident. To customize, just print out, cut out the images and paste or attach them in the order you want.

Sample Picture Schedules and Visual Planners


Examples of accommodations that can be used in the classroom to help kids with ADHD

At a Glance: Classroom Accommodations for ADHD


3 Calming Breathing Exercises for Kids: Ask your child to: BREATHE IN as if they are sucking the air through a straw and BREATHE OUT as if they are Darth Vader.

- 3 Breathing Exercises for Kids


Find the letter on the heart and clip it!

Find the Letter on the Heart | hands on : as we grow


Think sheet. Have the student fill this out when they have broken a classroom rule or hurt the feelings of another student, have the student reflect on their behavior and then fix the situation. I like this because it lets them think of alternatives rather than just apologizing and moving on.

Think Sheet - Classroom Management {FREEBiE}


Understanding the Beery VMI

What is the Beery VMI?


What research shows about the effects of ADHD medication on kids

What Does Research Show About the Effects of ADHD Medication?


Drawing for Kids :: How to Encourage Creativity, Skills and Confidence in Young Children

Drawing for Kids - Encourage Creativity, Skills & Confidence


Tactile Balloons

Ice art and Valentine crafts - NurtureStore


What is a sensory diet? BrainWorks site--great sensory diet stuff! Lay on a ball on the tummy to do a project like puzzles and games! Wake up the brain and increase core strength.

Sensational Brain — BrainWorks Sensory Diet Creator Tool


Haptic perception/Stereognosis Blog Post. What's inside Santa's Workshop? A fun way to incorporate haptic exploration and tactile discrimination into therapy sessions. Tools to Grow.

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Many parents and therapists alike can be perplexed by whether a child’s behaviors result from sensory processing dysfunction or are behavior driven.

Child Reactions: Sensory Issues or Behavior Driven?


The following activity; “ABC…Energize Me” is a “high energy, fun and organized” classroom activity that gives your students a chance to move their bodies in a number of ways, while learning to recognize the Upper and Lower Case letters of the Alphabet.

Classroom Energizers- "ABC... Energize Me"


Fabulous core strengthening ideas for 3-5 yr olds! OT and PT. Missmancy.com

Posture « Miss Mancy's Blog


Worksheets: How the Ears Work: Awesome Anatomy~Great for Anatomy of the Ear Class!

How the Ears Work: Awesome Anatomy


Pencil pressure activity from www.YourTherapySo...

Pencil pressure


In the Other Corner: Making and Using Weighted Pencils - Pinned by @PediaStaff – Please Visit ht.ly/63sNt for all our pediatric therapy pins

OT Corner Extra: Making and Using Weighted Pencils