Telehealth Resource: Board Game Arena

Today’s telehealth resource is not a specific activity but a platform with a whole bunch of games to choose from. Board Game Arena even has some games I have shared before on a new platform with different options, which is great for tailoring activities based on individual needs. For instance, I talked before about howContinue reading “Telehealth Resource: Board Game Arena”

Telehealth Activity: Virtual Roller Coaster

I continue to be amazed by the new doors that telehealth opens for me in my practice. Virtual backgrounds, Google Earth vacations, and Minecraft are just three things I never would have thought to use in my sessions before I went online. Necessity breeds innovation, as they say. I am sure you have heard aboutContinue reading “Telehealth Activity: Virtual Roller Coaster”

Telehealth Activity: Nature Cams

I have talked before about using pets in telehealth sessions, and Felicia Nubivn shared how she created a butterfly garden for her sessions. Today I am expanding on this idea thanks to various zoos and park services around the world. Countless nature cams are available for viewing any time and from anywhere. Some are liveContinue reading “Telehealth Activity: Nature Cams”

Telehealth Activity: Marble Run

Remember Marble Works? I had completely forgotten until a colleague bought some for our office, and I learned that they are a great creative activity for kids who aren’t interested in art. You can incorporate problem solving and team work, and a lot of sensory-seeking kids really enjoy watching the marbles race down the track.Continue reading “Telehealth Activity: Marble Run”

Telehealth Activity: Photo Sharing

Summer means vacations, and many families are taking trips that were postponed a year ago. Last summer, I introduced using Google Earth in telehealth sessions to do virtual vacations. That is still a really popular intervention in my telehealth sessions, and now that kids have actually taken some vacations, they want to share with meContinue reading “Telehealth Activity: Photo Sharing”

Telehealth Activity: Flip Bottle

Remember a few years ago when the Big Thing was to throw a water bottle into the air and make it land standing up? The videos made it look so easy, and when a client brought a water bottle to session to teach me how to do it, I was terrible at it. I thinkContinue reading “Telehealth Activity: Flip Bottle”

PCIO Files Walkthrough

I regularly get questions about how to use the PCIO files on my Teachers Pay Teachers store, and although I had previously shared a walkthrough, the PlayingCards.IO people have added more awesome things to their platform! This means the website looks different than it did when I recorded the initial walkthrough. So I have madeContinue reading “PCIO Files Walkthrough”

Interview with Felicia Nubivn, LMSW: Butterfly Gardens and Telehealth

Felicia Nubivn is a social worker, researcher, and advocate for social justice. We connected over Twitter, and she shared that she had been using a butterfly garden in telehealth sessions. Since I’m always looking for more telehealth ideas, I reached out, and Felicia was kind enough to take time to talk with me about herContinue reading “Interview with Felicia Nubivn, LMSW: Butterfly Gardens and Telehealth”

Telehealth Activity: Light Brite

Who remembers Light Brite? When I found this activity, I immediately started humming the jingle even though in hindsight, “Turn on the magic of colored light” kind of doesn’t make a lot of sense. I hadn’t used (or even thought of) Light Brite in decades (I’m so old), and I stumbled across the virtual versionContinue reading “Telehealth Activity: Light Brite”

Telehealth Activity: Pop-It

Pop-its, based on my extensive research, are the latest fidget toy that all the Young People are talking about (and, of course, by “extensive research,” I mean my clients have been talking about them). Not only are Pop-Its great for kids with sensory issues, but you can use them interactively in your sessions. Scratch hasContinue reading “Telehealth Activity: Pop-It”