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Great! You’re in the free teletherapy with kids email course. Check your email for a welcome email containing a downloadable checklist of everything we’ll be covering in the course.

Hint: You need to click that button so you get the emails in this series 🙂

You’ll also see the first email in this series, and it contains your first freebie, as well as information on loads of resources.

This is going to be fun!

Resources you’ll enjoy using in teletherapy:

Heavy Work Cards– This $6 resource includes

  1.  Trucks Heavy Work Activities

2. Insects Heavy Work Activities

3. Sea Animals Heavy Work Activities

4. Farm Animals Heavy Work Activities

5. Jungle Animals Heavy Work Activities

6. Woodland Animals Heavy Work Activities

7. Superheroes Heavy Work Activities

8. Sports Heavy Work Activities

9. Monsters Heavy Work Activities

10. Summer Heavy Work Activities

11. Butterfly Life Cycle Heavy Work Activities

Each activity page includes 8 movement and heavy work cards in that theme.

These heavy work activities can be used in virtual therapy sessions. Add these heavy work activities to home programs, teletherapy activity plans, or used as brain breaks during learning and play.

Proprioception activities like these themed heavy work activities are essentially brain breaks that provide whole-body, heavy work input through the large muscle groups and the core. These movement activities are a good way to calm and organize your child given the calming and organizing heavy work. Kids who need more heavy work, or proprioceptive input, to address sensory needs might present in some of these ways: 

  • Poor pencil pressure when writing
  • Attention and focus issues in learning situations
  • Appear clumsy
  • Difficulty transitioning between activities
  • Fidget when asked to sit quietly
  • Show an increased activity level or arousal level
  • Seek intense proprioceptive input by “crashing and bashing” into anything
  • Slap their feet when walking
  • Flap hands
  • Use too much or too little force on pencils, scissors, objects, and people
  • “No fear” when jumping or walking down stairs
  • Or, are overly fearful of walking down steps/jumping
  • Look at their body parts (hands/feet) when completing simple tasks
  • Sit down too hard or miss chairs when sitting
  • Fall out of their seat
  • Fluctuates between over-reacting and under-reacting in response to stimulation
  • Constantly on the move
  • Slow to get moving and then fatigue easily

Click here to access these heavy work activity cards.

FREE Teletherapy with Kids Course

teletherapy for kids free email series

I have something exciting to share with you. So many therapists were thrown into the world of teletherapy. When it comes to teletherapy with kids, however, there is a lot going on. Kids show up without materials to their virtual OT sessions. Or they might not show up for their scheduled session at all. There are schedule issues with hybrid/virtual sessions. Other therapists run into the difficulty of coming up with teletherapy ideas for kids that address skills like handwriting, visual processing skills, and functional tasks. I’m here to help.

Teletherapy with kids free email course that offers resources and tools for occupational therapists offering online therapy services.

Want to get streamlined information on teletherapy with kids?

I have put everything on the website covering all things virtual therapy and put it into one free email course.

In the 5 day email series, I cover areas that you’ve told me you have questions about. Some of those questions include:

  • How to work on goal areas without therapy equipment and materials?
  • What does teletherapy look like for early intervention or younger children?
  • What does virtual therapy look like for high-needs children?
  • What activities can be accomplished in virtual therapy?
  • How to use household materials in teletherapy sessions?
  • How to come up with new and fresh activity ideas week after week?
  • How to help kids MOVE in the way they need for development and strength, coordination, attention, and sensory needs?
  • Any and all teletherapy resources!

It’s all covered in the free teletherapy with kids mini-course!

Teletherapy for Kids Free Resources

Each day of the 5 day email series, you’ll receive information on each of the topics described above. You’ll find tons of tips and tools for each area.

AND…

Each day in the free email series contains a free downloadable resource that you can add to your teletherapy toolbox. Free downloads include:

  • A free printable teletherapy planner to make planning your sessions a breeze
  • A handy list of links to teletherapy activities using materials found in homes
  • A downloadable list of online games and websites you can use as reward activities to build skills
  • A parent handout describing household materials that can be used in teletherapy sessions
  • Tons of themed therapy slide decks!

Want in? Let’s get you the resources you need for serving kids in teletherapy!

FREE BONUS
TOOLS FOR TELETHERAPY MINI-COURSE

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A free email course to make teletherapy second nature.

    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 contact@theottoolbox.com.