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bullet A Popular Therapro Product gets Revised (and can now also be used as a game)!

The original Drive Thru Menus Attention and Strength Exercise Program was first published in 2004. Since then it has become a great seller and mainstay for teachers, parents, therapists and professionals. Why? It is convenient, simple, easily integrated into a daily routine and teachers have come to see its great effects with all students. And best of all? The students really enjoy the activities! This New Edition includes new packaging, new illustrations, revised content, larger card size, new poster/playmat, and game pieces and instructions for game play!

Drive Thru Menus: Attention & Strength Kit (New Edition)

Drive Thru Menus: Attention & Strength Kit (New Edition)

Drive Thru Menus: Attention & Strength Kit (New Edition)
Tere Bowen-Irish, the author, has a goal with her program: to allow students to "drive-thru", select an exercise that gets the body moving and put the mind back on the road for learning. The Program consists of two sets of ten exercises, a two-sided and a versatile deck of 25 cards- 10 Attention exercises, 10 Strength exercises and 5 Self-Regulation exercises. The exercises are typically used just before an academic task or can be used throughout the day as needed.

The Attention Exercise Menu allows you to "feed" the sensory system to help children to regroup, attend and focus on task. Each exercise aims to help children receive the sensory input they need to accomplish their daily tasks in the classroom. They may help children who have a hard time paying attention, settling down, waiting in line or staying focused during independent work.

The Strength Exercise Menu focuses on strength and muscular work. It may help students who have poor postural control, weak upper extremities, improper pencil grip, illegible handwriting, or compromised abilities using school tools, such as scissors.

The Two-Sided Poster serves as the "Drive Thru Menu" from which individuals select an exercise. One side displays the Attention exercises and opposite side displays the Strength exercises. The Exercise Cards have numbers that correspond with the poster/playmat. The cards provide the instructor a close-at-hand script and instructions.

And to make it as convenient for you as possible, everything you need is neatly organized in a clam shell package - all you need to provide are the dice! Try it! We think you will have fun ... and see results.

Karen Conrad Weihrauch, PhD, OTR/L

Details on all Therapro offerings can be found at www.therapro.com and our blog. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest or contact us with any feedback or questions.

bullet Rain, Rain Go Away...

Sometimes the clouds bring summer rain showers, but creative play can happen indoors too. We've put together some ideas for activities that are both fun AND help carry over classroom learning from the school year.

Letter Treasure Hunt

My Book of Easy Crafts

Pizza Party


Dr. Jean & Friends CD
Fine Motor/Perceptual Motor
  • Origami Fun for Beginners - 55 fun-to-do projects! Includes 96 sheets of authentic origami paper in a gorgeous array of colors and designs.
  • Letter Treasure Hunt Game - Handwriting fun! 1) Sail your ship to an Alphabet Island, 2) Follow Captain's orders when you draw a card, 3) Collect your treasure by writing the letter in the Captain's log.
  • My Book of Easy Crafts and the sequel, My Book of Amazing Crafts - Lots of creative hours of fun making 3-dimensional objects with cutting and pasting.
  • Pizza Party - Design your own pizza by selecting the "toppings." Use the cutting wheel to slice a piece and then serve it with the wooden spatula. Comes with a total of 63 pieces to store in a wooden container!
Gross Motor

bullet Sale Bin

Sale Bin

Browse through our Sale Bin for some great deals on discontinued or overstocked items. We update this frequently, so check back often!

Featured Product
Some additional Rainy Day ideas:
Geometrical Coloring Book
Color these 46 original designs of pure patterns and abstract shapes for a striking and beautiful result, regardless of skill level.
Geometrical Coloring Book
Hand-painted miniature collectible toys, with anywhere from 5 to 18 pieces per TOOB.
Sands Alive
Sands Alive! is the most amazing and unique learning and play compound to enter the market in years.
Sands Alive
Sensational Fun
Help children face sensory challenges with these fun activities! Includes 35 beautifully illustrated cards with over 100 activities for parents and teachers who are looking for some great sensory games using common objects found in the home and school.

Sensational Fun
Saturday Seminars
All seminars are free, and are held Saturdays from 9-11 AM in our Showroom.

To check out what's coming up for our Saturday Seminar Series, just click on the News and Events Tab on our website. View past seminars and upcoming seminars, see speakers' descriptions of their seminars as well as their learning objectives. We hope that knowing what to expect from the seminar in advance will help you decide if it is one that you may wish to attend (or view on our YouTube channel).

Upcoming confirmed events:

August 20, 2016
School-Based OT Services in a Trauma Informed Model
Speaker: Peg Ingolia, MS, OTR/L

September 10, 2016
Accepting the Challenge: Developing Meaningful District Determined Measures (DDMs)
Speaker: Jan Hollenbeck, OTD, OTR

October 15, 2016
Mindful Moments in the Midst of Caregiving: Quality of Life for Professionals and Parents
Speaker: Emily A. Zeman, OTD, MS, OTR/L

December 10, 2016
Sensory Differences and Mealtime Behaviors in Children with Autism
Speaker: Jeanne Zobel - Lachiusa, EdD, OTR/L

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Disclaimer: The information presented in this newsletter is provided as a source for educational purposes only and should not be interpreted as a substitute for physician or therapist evaluation or treatment by a healthcare professional. It is not intended to provide or confirm a diagnosis nor is any claim made as to therapeutic efficiency. Users are advised to seek the advice of a trained and registered healthcare professional. There is some risk inherent in the performance of any treatment activities. Please be advised that this disclaimer absolves the web site designers and writers of any and all losses or claims for any injuries or other damages accruing to any children or belongings from the performance of suggested activities listed above.
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