Back to school looks a lot different this year, than any other year that you or I may have experienced. If there is one thing for certain it’s that occupational therapy professionals are experts at resilience and problem solving. That’s why I wanted to offer a few tools to make your pivot to hybrid schooling or distance interventions easy. Coming up with practical OT teletherapy activities may be new to you, but therapy planning is not. Today, I’ve got an interactive slide deck for you to make therapy planning easy, using an interactive bulletin board slide deck.
Therapy Planning Bulletin Board
Ok…you might have seen some of my other interactive slide decks. But this one is pretty cool in it’s interactive features, and a little different than the others here on the site. Teletherapy resources include slide decks that offer kids a chance to move pieces, follow directions, and participate in virtual therapy.
Here are some of those interactive slide decks that I’ve already shared with you:
Therapy Planning Slide Deck
Today’s free slide deck is a little different, because it can be used by the treating occupational therapy practitioner to plan out a therapy session or to lead a session. Therapy professionals can create a slide deck for each client and share that single link that leads them through teletherapy sessions.
This slide deck uses creative commons fonts and images and can be shared and modified. The deck has been modified from SlidesPPT to meet the needs of occupational therapists.
Use the slide deck to explain activities, by adding step by step images or a video.
Use the slide deck for writing prompts and self-check handwriting rule lists. The slide deck can be edited for different students to meet their needs.
Include step by step images for activities for better understanding and participation in teletherapy sessions.
I’ve tried to include various options in the slide deck to use in different scenarios:
Therapy activity lists
Step-by-step activity plan
Written instruction slides
Visual instruction slides
The bulletin board slide deck is great because the slides can be edited by the practitioner based on their needs for that week or for each child. Slides can be deleted or duplicated.
How to use this slide deck:
You can use this interactive slide deck in Google classroom or on your Google Slides account. To use the slide deck, you will need to first open the slide using one of the following methods:
- Click on the Gear Icon in the Google Slides Viewer, and select “Open in Editor”.
- Click on the link below the Google Slides Presentation Viewer -> “Open slide”.
Do not “request access” to use these slides. Instead, be sure you are logged into your Google account and then click on the link to “make a copy”.
1) How to edit the slide deck in Google Slides
Go to the File menu in your Google Slides interface and select “Make a copy”. You have to be logged into your Google Account.
You will get a fresh copy of the presentation on your Google Drive and then you will be able to edit, add or delete slides.
2) Edit the presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint®, OSX Keynote or other software
Go to the File menu in the Google Slides user interface and select “Download as Microsoft PowerPoint”.
Digital Therapy BULLETIN Board
Enter your email address in the form below. Check your email and click on the button to grab your download. Save that download so you can access these slide decks again.
Sign into your Google account. Click on the big button in that PDF that you just downloaded. It will prompt you to make a copy of the slide deck. That will be your master copy of this slide deck.
Now the slide deck is on your Google account.
Grab these other interactive slide decks:
Colleen Beck, OTR/L is an occupational therapist with 20 years experience, graduating from the University of Pittsburgh in 2000. Colleen created The OT Toolbox to inspire therapists, teachers, and parents with easy and fun tools to help children thrive. As the creator, author, and owner of the website and its social media channels, Colleen strives to empower those serving kids of all levels and needs. Want to collaborate? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.