Squirrely. You know the one. Doesn’t sit still for two seconds. You aren’t sure they know how to walk. Not really. There is always that skip, bounce or shimmy to every step. And as crazy as they can drive you, they also pull all of your heart strings. They make you smile and your therapy session clearly compensates for skipping out on the gym this morning. Heck, if you know it’s their therapy day you plan on sleeping through your date with the treadmill. I love those kids!
I love a mobile therapy session. I love moving and jumping and dancing. I’m blessed to have a therapy space where we are the only ones in the building on my therapy days. So we make a ton of noise and take up a ton of space with all of our activities. In between key parts of the lesson, I often take “movement breaks”. Something that gets them up and the wiggles out. That’s where the “dice” option on Lessonpix comes into my therapy!
We had fun making predictions as to which motion we’d land on the most, and even *I* got in on the fun! It was a great “quick” break that lasted through the whole session. We even had fun “rolling” the die by chucking it across the therapy room then running to see where it landed *smile*
Tip: Agree on how many “rolls” each break gets ahead of time! And maybe make more than one die – everyone will want to take it home!
Tara Roehl, The Speechy Keen SLP
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