Welcome, Occupational Therapists!
The therapy world can be a jungle. We’re battling teletherapy, full caseloads, busy schedules, limiting insurance reimbursement issues, and even burnout. As an occupational therapist, this can be overwhelming. So many times, therapists are seeking out fresh treatment ideas…but just don’t have time to search the internet or to create new resources on their own. That’s where this website comes in.
The OT Toolbox is the place to be if you are looking for tools to meet a variety of needs. You’ll find a variety of topics here, but some of the main ones are listed below. If there is something specific you are looking for, let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org. Chances are, if you are looking for resources on a certain therapy topic, than others are too.
Tools for Therapists
We have many in-depth resources here on The OT Toolbox. You will be interested in some of the free printables, email series, and mini-courses. These resources can be used in many different ways. While, the printables here are not a replacement for therapy or a means of treatment, they can be used by therapists in a variety of ways, including to educate parents, teachers, clinicians, or other professionals. They can also be printed off and used over and over again in treatment sessions or in home program development. As clinicians, we know the importance of an individualized approach with resources like these.
Need self-care strategies for therapists? This article has you covered. So often, we help those on our caseloads but suffer with occupational imbalance ourselves personally or professionally. Use the tools for addressing burnout and emotional self care as a therapist.
Free Resources for Occupational Therapists
Go through the printable resources listed below. All of these are free.
These calm down strategies for the classroom can be added to individual programs.
Use this clothing sensitivities handout to educate parents of children with sensory sensitivities.
Use these sensory-based ideas for DIY quite fidgets for the the classroom or home.
Use this free therapy planner to plan out occupational therapy sessions.
Use this personal development planner to work on occupational therapy personal planning goals.
Help children learn to type with this article on how to start a keyboarding club that kids will love.
Topics Therapists will Love
These posts and activities are areas that provide various resources and tools for using in learning new skills, topics of interest, and intervention strategies. These are just some of the topic areas that you will find of interest here on the site. Be sure to search for areas of interest.