Effective Collaboration in Schools
When you work with students a big part of the job is effective collaboration in schools. Here are 5 things to try today to improve collaboration in education.
Games to Improve Executive Functioning Skills
Kids and young adults need extensive practice in strengthening their executive functioning skills. Executive functions are the processes in our brains that help us accomplish all tasks from beginning to end. We use them when we plan our day, organize our materials, begin a chore, focus on important
ADHD, Motor Activity and Executive Functions - Your Therapy Source
Research in Developmental Disabilities published a study on the motor activity of boys (age 8–12 years) with (n = 19) and without (n = 18) ADHD during different executive function tasks. Motor activity was objectively measured during two working memory tasks, a choice reaction time task (less demand on executive functions) and a reaction time […]
Proprioceptive Training Improves Working Memory - Your Therapy Source
A pilot study published in Perceptual and Motor Skills examined whether regular classroom instruction, yoga or proprioceptive training improved working memory in individuals 18-59 years old. The experimental group participated in proprioceptive activities along with one other factor ie locomotion or navigation. Some of the tasks were climbing trees, walking on a balance beam, carrying […]
Self Regulation Activities for Elementary Students
Are in search of easy to implement self-regulation activities for elementary students? By teaching self-regulation activities for elementary students they can be taught to self calm and get their minds and bodies ready to learn.
5 Best Answers to a Child's Questions to Encourage Executive Functioning Skills - Your Therapy Sourc
Today’s post is by a guest blogger, Paige Hays, OTR. She is an occupational therapist who provides in-home, pediatric occupational therapy services in the south metro area of the Twin Cities, MN through Paige Hays, Therapy Services, LLC. She is a mother of 2 girls, avid DIYer, and a highly skilled and experienced OT. She specializes in […]
18 Effective De-Escalation Strategies For Defusing Meltdowns
These effective de-escalation strategies help parents, or caregivers, defuse meltdowns & outbursts in children. These de-escalation strategies will....
Teaching Self Regulation at Home - Your Therapy Source
Self-regulation is important for the whole family. Teaching self regulation at home is necessary because children develop the ability to self-regulate by being around self-regulating adults.