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Allied News March 23, 2020

By Leigh Morgan, contributor

SLP, OT and PT Pinterest Boards to Follow

Pinterest is known for serving up content related to fashion, cooking and crafting, but did you know it can also be used as a professional resource for speech language pathologists, occupational therapists and physical therapists? The digital corkboard has thousands of pins related to these health occupations, making it an excellent resource for anyone who needs ideas for helping patients improve their lives. Keep reading to find out which SLP, OT and PT Pinterest boards you should follow.

PINTEREST BOARDS FOR SLPS

SLPs On TpT

Introducing new activities to your clients can help them stay engaged in their therapy; however, busy SLPs don't necessarily have a lot of time to create original materials. One possible solution is to buy premade activity sheets from Teachers Pay Teachers, an online marketplace for educators. With millions of resources available on Teachers Pay Teachers, searching for files related specifically to speech therapy can be a little overwhelming. SLPs on TpT is one of the best SLP Pinterest boards because it takes all the guesswork out of using the TpT website to find high-quality activities to use during speech therapy sessions. The board has pins linking directly to TpT activities such as articulation, phonology and apraxia.

Speech & Language Therapy Corner

Speech & Language Therapy Corner is another Pinterest board that can help SLPs save time and do a better job helping their clients. As of March 2020, the board has more than 300 pins, giving SLPs access to a variety of resources on topics such as teaching specific sounds, creating custom SLP activities and addressing issues such as aphasia and apraxia of speech. Speech Language & Therapy Corner also links to several printable activities, which can help you save money on SLP resources.

Put your skills to the test. Visit the Club Staffing job board to find current SLP, OT or PT openings.

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PINTEREST BOARDS FOR OTS

For Your Occupational Therapy Practice (AOTA)

For Your Occupational Therapy Practice, managed by the American Occupational Therapy Association, is one of the best OT Pinterest boards because it provides information on tools and techniques that new occupational therapists can use to build their OT practices. The board also links to blog posts and informative articles that explain how to write progress notes, stay organized and understand billing issues specific to the provision of physical therapy services, which can help OTs stay abreast of changes in the field.

DIY OT Materials

If you decide to become a travel occupational therapist, you might not be able to bring your entire library of OT materials with you. Instead of buying new ones, visit the DIY OT Materials board on Pinterest. The board offers a large collection of ideas you can use to create your own OT materials without spending a lot of money. By making your own materials, you'll also be able to tailor each activity to your clients' needs, making occupational therapy more effective. Fine motor lantern crafts, therapy putty and LEGO foosball are just a few of the DIY ideas on this board.

PINTEREST BOARDS FOR PTS

Your Therapy Source

Your Therapy Source offers a collection of articles, blog posts and activities that can be used by both physical therapists and occupational therapists, making it a valuable resource for anyone who wants to enhance their practice of either profession. In addition to helping you stay abreast of PT trends, the Your Therapy Source board can also help you find age-appropriate activities for clients at all skill levels.

Pediatric Physical Therapy

If you work with pediatric patients, the Pediatric Physical Therapy board is one of the best PT Pinterest boards to follow. Every pin in the collection pertains specifically to pediatric patients, eliminating the need to sift through thousands of pins on irrelevant topics. Pins featured on this board focus on topics such as PT methods, research on new therapies and activities that can be customized to meet the needs of your clients.

Pinterest is a great resource for health professionals, but it can take a lot of time to search through irrelevant pins to find what you need. By visiting these career-specific SLP, OT and PT Pinterest boards, you can quickly and easily find activity sheets, blog posts and news articles to help you better engage your clients and build a successful practice.

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SOURCES:
HTTPS://WWW.TEACHERSPAYTEACHERS.COM/ABOUT-US
HTTPS://WWW.PINTEREST.COM/SPEECHIEK/SLPS-ON-TPT/
HTTPS://WWW.PINTEREST.COM/AGIRLNAMEDSUESS/SPEECH-LANGUAGE-THERAPY-CORNER/
HTTPS://WWW.PINTEREST.COM/AOTAINC/FOR-YOUR-OCCUPATIONAL-THERAPY-PRACTICE/
HTTPS://WWW.PINTEREST.COM/LMSWEDBERG/DIY-OT-MATERIALS/
HTTPS://WWW.PINTEREST.COM/YTHERAPYSOURCE/
HTTPS://WWW.PINTEREST.COM/LENAPD/PEDIATRIC-PHYSICAL-THERAPY/