Telehealth and Kids, Volume 11: Roblox

Every time I think I have run out of topics for this series, something else comes to me! A big part of therapy with kids is sharing in the child’s interests. Yes, we want to work on making good choices, modifying behavior, and developing appropriate coping and communication skills, but none of that can happenContinue reading “Telehealth and Kids, Volume 11: Roblox”

Antistress

I’d like to share one of my favorite therapy apps: Antistress. I actually first heard about this app from a client who had found it helpful. The app basically has several sensory items and activities that can help with boredom, fidgeting, anxiety, and self-regulation. There is a free version and a paid version, with theContinue reading “Antistress”

Color Your Emotions

I created this activity to help kids express a feeling that they might not have words for. The worksheet below shows an outline of a body and asks kids to color in where they are experiencing a feeling using a color that reflects the feeling, but another way to do this activity is to giveContinue reading “Color Your Emotions”

Telehealth and Kids, Volume 10: Virtual Backgrounds

The intervention I want to talk about today isn’t a specific game, so I am writing in a different format than I usually do in this series. For more telehealth interventions with kids, check out my resources page. Also, details about the client interaction that I describe below have been changed for privacy, but theContinue reading “Telehealth and Kids, Volume 10: Virtual Backgrounds”

Teletherapy and Kids, Volume 9: Sand Tray Therapy

Check out other resources for telehealth with kids here! At my first practicum site, the director told us that we were welcome to use any child-friendly intervention we deemed appropriate except for sand tray because she didn’t want to deal with the mess. Well, Dr. Karen Fried found a way to not only eliminate theContinue reading “Teletherapy and Kids, Volume 9: Sand Tray Therapy”

Teletherapy and Kids, Volume 8: Dominoes

More telehealth resources are available here! Before I started working from home, I had a huge box of dominoes in my office. I rarely used it for its original intent, as kids much prefer to build with the tiles or make a path that they can then knock over. But when I was looking forContinue reading “Teletherapy and Kids, Volume 8: Dominoes”

Square Breathing

This is a technique that is similar to the Bubble Breathing worksheet I posted several weeks ago. Some people have trouble visualizing the bubbles or prefer not to use the imagery of breathing out the negative emotions but would still benefit from some breathing techniques. Since square breathing involves movement to trace the square, thisContinue reading “Square Breathing”

Teletherapy and Kids, Volume 7: Mancala

(Don’t forget to check out the rest of this series!) “Mancala” refers to a group of board games that originate in Eritria and Ethiopia, but most Americans think of one specific variation when we hear this term. In therapy, this game helps kids with strategy and executive functioning, and I was excited to learn thatContinue reading “Teletherapy and Kids, Volume 7: Mancala”

Teletherapy and Kids, Volume 6: Scattegories

Before checking out today’s post, please go to my resources page to see other telehealth interventions for kids! When I think of Scattegories, I think of my first job at a dry cleaner. On slow days, one of my co-workers would get it out of her car, and we would play to pass the time.Continue reading “Teletherapy and Kids, Volume 6: Scattegories”

Teletherapy and Kids, Volume 5: Pictionary

Make sure you check out the other posts in this series! Although I am not certified as an Art Therapist, I have done continuing education in art therapy and lead a group for teenagers who want to explore how their creative side can help them cope with mental illness. There are a lot of greatContinue reading “Teletherapy and Kids, Volume 5: Pictionary”