Category Archives: School Based Therapists

Light touch and Holding Interventions


Faculty Member: John Pagano Light touch and holding strategies promote body awareness and social-emotional skills in children and adolescents with behavioral challenges. Deep pressure touch is a more common therapeutic intervention. However, light touch and holding are valuable therapeutic options … Continue reading

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What Am I Doing Here? What Motor Skills Should We Be Working On With Our Students With Autism


Guest Blogger: Kathryn Biel I’ve had that moment lately. I’m not proud to admit it. Every few years, I work with a student who makes me feel this way. I have no idea what I’m doing with and for the … Continue reading

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Why is Sensory Such a Mystery?


GUEST BLOGGER: Kathryn Biel We’ve all sat in those meetings. The one where the Committee Chair, or the pre-school director, or the classroom staff, or the administration says those dreaded words. “We don’t treat just sensory.” “OT is for fine-motor … Continue reading

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Hands-On Therapy


It’s that uncomfortable moment in our professional development where they talk about not touching students. You know, that you shouldn’t really hug or touch students, and specifically not below the waist and above the knee. I know the point of … Continue reading

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School Therapists – CEUs for Back to School


As everyone heads back to school you may now be looking for dynamic CEU courses to enhance your skills and knowledge. Our school based CEU courses will enable you to provide effective evidence-based strategies that foster increased academic performance, social participation … Continue reading

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How to Deal with Students with Mental Illness


GUEST BLOGGER: Kathryn Biel This week before students return, I’ve been spending copious amounts of time in district mandated professional development. One of the seminars was on what to do if there is an active shooter/active killer in the school. … Continue reading

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Autism Intervention – Don’t Miss This Dynamic Continuing Education Course


This  evidence based course will integrate evidence based treatments with practical techniques for behavior, communication, and function. Coming to:Aurora, IL – September 18-19, 2015Tallahassee, FL – October 2-3, 2015Houston, TX – November 7-8, 2015Mountainside, NJ – February 12-13, 2016 Stacey … Continue reading

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EXHIBITOR AND SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES at our Popular School Based Conference


There is no better way to reach school based therapists than to present your relevant products and services at this popular annual conference, “Therapies in the School”.For many years, this conference has attracted key decision makers in disciplines such as occupational, … Continue reading

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Popular School Based Therapy Conference Returns in November


We are excited to share with you the detailed outline of our popular annual conference: Sixteenth Annual: THERAPIES in the SCHOOLConference November 19-20, 2015Framingham, MA Join us at this popular conference to learn creative, effective, evidence-based strategies that reflect the best practices for collaborative school … Continue reading

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The Power of Music in Teaching Handwriting


This is the third in a series of blogs from Michele Parkins and Carrie Davis.The first post can be found here  The second post can be found here You know that feeling when you turn on the radio in your car … Continue reading

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