online resources for therapists

Online Resource Guide for Therapists and Parents

online resources for therapists

The internet is awash with free educational resources, activities and other digital materials for teachers, parents, and students now that most of us are sheltering in place and away from our schools. The generosity of companies has been astounding, but it can also be overwhelming filtering through it all.

Seven million students receive special education services at school, from speech therapy, to physical therapy, to occupational therapy, and now parents are being called upon to help maintain those services. Thankfully, many on-site therapists are training with teletherapy companies like ours to learn how to deliver those services online.

Wading through the sea of available resources would take forever, so we took on the work for you and curated a list of tried-and-true resources that our teletherapists use in their lessons.

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online resources for therapists

 

Speech Therapy Resources

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Includes information on roles and responsibilities in the field of Telepractice with sections on
licensure, technology, privacy and security, etc.

Phonetics: The Sounds of American English
This site provides a description of speech sounds according to manner and placement
of articulation.

Boom Cards
Use this site to create individualized online picture cards for free or you can choose to
purchase pre-made card activities for a small fee.

Miro
Miro is an interactive online white board. You can sign up for the free version to create
therapy activities that are individualized for your particular student’s needs.

Speaking of Speech
Contains a variety of speech therapy materials that can be downloaded for free.

Mommy Speech Therapy
This site includes charts, resources, and picture word lists at the word to sentence level.

Home Speech Home
Provides a variety of speech therapy resources and activity ideas as well as articulation lists
at the word, sentence, and paragraph level.

ABCYa
This site contains a host of speech and language activities for students Pre-K through
5th grade.

IXL Language Arts
This site offers a host of language materials that correspond to common core learning
objectives. The materials are organized by grade level and include many activities
appropriate for older students. Use the search function on the site to find activities by topic
or view by grade level.

Education.com

Provides various games and activities to target phonological awareness and language
concepts, including: letter sound relationships, segmenting, blending, grammar, context
clues, reading comprehension, etc. *Requires sign up to access materials.

Testy Yet Trying
Provides free articulation materials including picture cards, sentence lists, simple articulation
activities, and printable homework materials that are geared toward pre-k to elementary
students.

Miss Lanes SLP Materials
This SLP blog provides a variety of free worksheets, flash cards, and activities for speech
therapy that can be utilized during therapy sessions or provided for homework practice.

IEP Goal Bank

Includes examples of various IEP goals and objectives organized by content area.

Occupational and Physical Therapy Resources

Writing SMART Goals
Provides guidance on how to write measurable OT goals for school-based therapy, including
information on relating goals to Common Core standards.

OT Toolkit Ideas
This article provides OT toolkit examples, with ideas on how to individualize the items to
address each student’s particular areas of need.

Therapy Street for Kids
Includes descriptions of various OT skills and recommended activities. Utilize the activities
during sessions through use of an onsite facilitator, or you can use the activity ideas as
recommendations for the caregiver as home practice.

Eye Can Learn
Provides free activities and information to improve visual processing skills.

Your Therapy Source
Activities, hand-outs, printables and information sheets for pediatric occupational and
physical therapists.

WATI
The new Wisconsin Assistive Technology Initiative Development Team provides information on Assistive Technology and links to AT resources.

Tools to Grow
This site offers free materials as well as a paid membership option with activities and
resources to address fine motor, visual perception, self care, and more!

OT School House

This site is created by a team of school-based OTs and provides webinars, podcasts, and
occupational therapy resources.

Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy
Provides education, resources, and information about evidence-based practice for
physical therapists.

American Physical Therapy Association
Site for the APTA, includes podcasts, research, and information on ethics and
professionalism in the field.

Therapy Fun Zone
Includes a host of therapy ideas to address range of motion, strengthening, gross motor,
and gait.

The Inspired Treehouse
This site is created by an OT and PT duo. It features resources and therapy ideas for
development of motor skills in children.

GoNoodle
This engaging and interactive site offers fun videos for movement practice to address
coordination, body awareness, and gross motor skills. Requires a free sign up to access the
materials.

Counseling Resources

American Counseling Association
Professional online resource for the ACA, American Counseling Association

American School Counselor Association
Provides professional development, research, and advocacy to professional
school counselors.

Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning
This site offers materials that promote children’s social and emotional development and aim
to prevent challenging behaviors.

Intervention Central
Provides free resources to help struggling learners, including resources for behavior
intervention strategies.

Association for Positive Behavior Support
This site promotes research-based strategies for positive behavior supports.

Therapist Aid
Includes a host of free resources and worksheets to address a variety of social-emotional
issues for children and adolescents.

Games for Positive Reinforcement

Funbrain
This site contains many simple turn-taking games that can easily be incorporated into
practice/work activities during therapy sessions with younger students.

Color, Draw, and Paint
Utilize this page from ABCYa as a simple reinforcer or reward during sessions for students who like to draw!

Mathisfun
An excellent site, that despite it’s name is not just for math! Click on the Games section to discover many activities that can keep older students engaged during your therapy sessions.

Animation Activity
This fun activity can be used as a reinforcer or reward during sessions for students who like
to get creative! Be sure to watch the tutorial on the site to learn how to utilize the activity.

PBSKids
This site offers a variety of fun and educational games that can be incorporated into therapy
activities to keep students motivated throughout the session.

Online Spinner
You can customize this online spinner with various colors and values on the wheel. Then
use with an on-screen gameboard (such as one you upload to an online whiteboard) for
interactive play. You can also use the spinner as a fun way to determine how many practice
rounds a student must do during therapeutic activities.

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