The Playful Otter

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The Playful Otter
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Don't be discouraged if your daily advancements are small. Diligent work, that results in continued small steps, will turn into a good distance covered as you look back over time.
 
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By The Playful Otter
Christmas can be a difficult time for autistic kids. Bright lights, strange foods, busy malls, loud parties, visiting family, a break with routine, these can all be quite unsettling on their own, but add them all together... it can be difficult to
Subjects:
Special Education, Life Skills, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Fun Stuff
$3.00
1 rating
4.0
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By The Playful Otter
Kids are presented in comic form in a variety of situations, and students will decide whether each situation is a 911 emergency. Everything you need is here, no prep required.Includes:25 colorful slides in comic form, each slide a different
Subjects:
Special Education, Life Skills, Occupational Therapy
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$3.00
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (13.04 MB)
By The Playful Otter
This is a 25 slide, comic PowerPoint to teach home safety skills for those kids who are home alone after school or will be living independently. Included is a sheet with safety points to cover for each slide. Would be appropriate for elementary
Subjects:
Special Education, Life Skills, School Counseling
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Fun Stuff
$3.00
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (11.75 MB)
By The Playful Otter
This is a 25 slide comic PowerPoint created to teach community safety skills. Included is a sheet with safety points to cover for each slide. Would be appropriate for elementary school or up to high school with special education, depending on the
Subjects:
Special Education, Life Skills, School Counseling
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Fun Stuff
$3.00
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (13.71 MB)
By The Playful Otter
Included in this Powerpoint are 50 slides that cover stranger danger and stranger awareness scenarios and a list of safety principles that you can touch on for each slide. Each slide stands on its own and is meant to spark a discussion and teach
Subjects:
Special Education, Life Skills, Occupational Therapy
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Activboard Activities
$5.00
3 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (26.77 MB)
By The Playful Otter
Visual figure ground is a visual perceptual skill that allows you to be able to isolate and focus on a single figure from a busy background. A person who has a deficit in this area may struggle with * Finding and keeping place while reading *
Subjects:
Special Education, Life Skills, Occupational Therapy
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff
$2.00
2 ratings
3.8
Digital Download PDF (3.17 MB)
By The Playful Otter
Spread some winter cheer. 24 snowman jokes compiled from around the internet. Printed on 24 cards. 1 joke per card, 8 cards per page. Cut them out and hand them out as rewards or just for a laugh break. I like to share them with my kids during a
Subjects:
Special Education, Occupational Therapy
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Fun Stuff, Flash Cards
FREE
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.88 MB)
By The Playful Otter
There is a mix of 25 Valentine Day and dating related social skills questions in this Jeopardy-style game. Created on Powerpoint, there are no answers included as the questions are meant to be conversation starters and role-playing opportunities.
Subjects:
Special Education, Life Skills, Valentine's Day
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Fun Stuff, Games
$3.00
5 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (1.18 MB)
By The Playful Otter
Use these 24 scenario cards to role play and start discussions. Be prepared with responses for when real-life happens. The 24 scenario cards in this set each pose a different real-life dating/relationship scenario. They cover things such as dating
Subjects:
Special Education, Life Skills, Valentine's Day
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Task Cards
$2.00
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.84 MB)
By The Playful Otter
There is a holiday mix of Christmas-related social skills questions and Christmas trivia in this Jeopardy-style game. They will be having so much fun answering the Christmas trivia that they won't realize there are discussion questions included. The
Subjects:
Special Education, Life Skills, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$3.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By The Playful Otter
Role play, discussion starters. Be prepared with responses for when real-life happens. The 32 scenario cards in this set each pose a different real-life Christmas or winter-related situation. PLUS 16 decorated blank cards allow you to customize your
Subjects:
Special Education, Life Skills, Occupational Therapy
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Flash Cards, Task Cards
$3.00
4 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (2.02 MB)
By The Playful Otter
Compliment your food preparation lessons with 24 scenario task cards. Start with the time on each watch to calculate your answer. Questions feature microwave times, prep times, baking times, meal times and cooking times. Times are to 5 minutes. 6
Subjects:
Special Education, Life Skills, Occupational Therapy
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Task Cards
$2.00
3 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.85 MB)
By The Playful Otter
Everything you need to teach when and how to call 911. Included is: • A large cell phone image with a keypad. Practice the sequence of dialing 911 and pressing the phone icon without using a real phone. • A large cell phone image that shows what to
Subjects:
Special Education, Life Skills, Occupational Therapy
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Task Cards
$2.00
9 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.57 MB)
By The Playful Otter
Teach managing your time while learning to tell time with these 24 scenario cards related to routine daily activities, such as chores, meeting appointments, cooking and timing your activities to meet deadlines. Times are to 15 minutes. Good for
Subjects:
Special Education, Life Skills, Occupational Therapy
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Flash Cards, Games, Task Cards
$2.00
2 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.68 MB)
By The Playful Otter
POWERPOINT - 25 Scenarios to practice putting yourself in the other person's shoes and responding with sympathy, encouragement, and thoughtfulness. The format for this PowerPoint is similar to a Jeopardy game board, although there are no money
Subjects:
Special Education, School Counseling, Occupational Therapy
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$2.00
1 rating
4.0
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By The Playful Otter
72 BLANK jungle animal-themed cards. Customize them with your own content. They are in PNG format so you can open them in an image editing program (Paint Shop Pro, Photoshop, etc.) and type on them, or use the free editing program that comes with
Subjects:
Special Education, For All Subjects, Occupational Therapy
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Fun Stuff, Flash Cards, Task Cards
$1.00
3 ratings
3.3
Digital Download ZIP (11.93 MB)
By The Playful Otter
24 scenarios and a large definition card to teach what is defined as bullying. I hear the word bullying being used to describe all kinds of negative behavior today, some of it not really bullying. Being able to determine if a negative behavior is
Subjects:
Special Education, School Counseling, Occupational Therapy
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Task Cards
$2.00
2 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.06 MB)
By The Playful Otter
Teach safety lessons with this these colorful, kid-friendly comics. Each of the 5 slides is created to stand on its own and spark a discussion about safety. Included is a list of safety principles that you can touch on for each slide. Content is
Subjects:
Special Education, School Counseling, Occupational Therapy
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Minilessons
FREE
5 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (3.33 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Over 11 years experience as a school and home health pediatric occupational therapist.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Hands on, child centered, play based

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Above and Beyond Award given by A.T. Still University, AZ School of Health Sciences Top 5 Pediatric Occupational Therapy blogs by The OT Magazine

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Master of Science in Occupational Therapy

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Visit my blog at The Playful Otter (OTR). www.theplayfulotter.blogspot.com My blog is play based and focuses on off-the-shelf games and toys and how they can be used in therapy. I have reviewed over 700 games so far. Goal centered with lots of ideas to try.

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