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:
Back-to-School Activity Slide Deck (visual perceptual skills)
Teach Letters Alphabet Move and Write Slide Deck
Movement Activities Monster Theme Slide Deck
Letter Formation Slide Deck of Teletherapy
Animal Theme Visual Perception Slide Deck
Strait Line Letters Teletherapy Slide Deck
Self-Awareness Activities Slide Deck
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
- Writing prompts
- Visual schedule
- Step-by-step activity plan
- Activity lists
- Announcement slides
- 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 “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 resource. Save that PDF so you can access these slide decks again.
Sign into your Google account. Click on the big button in that PDF that you just accessed. 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:
- Self-Awareness Activities Slide Deck
- Movement Activities Monster Theme Slide Deck
- Movement Activities Monster Theme Slide Deck
- Letter Formation Slide Deck of Teletherapy
- Animal Theme Visual Perception Slide Deck
Colleen Beck, OTR/L has been an occupational therapist since 2000, working in school-based, hand therapy, outpatient peds, EI, and SNF. Colleen created The OT Toolbox to inspire therapists, teachers, and parents with easy and fun tools to help children thrive. Read her story about going from an OT making $3/hour (after paying for kids’ childcare) to a full-time OT resource creator for millions of readers. Want to collaborate? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.