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Today’s guest blogger is Katey Hajos MS. Katey has been a vision therapist and vision therapy instructor for over 10 years. Her passion is motivating the hard to motivate patient. Katey shares a few of her techniques designed to create a drive to change from within.
Let’s face it; we all struggle with motivation this time of year. We all start with the greatest intentions, but after a few weeks we start the inevitable backslide into complacency. Our students are coming back to therapy after weeks off from school and therapy (never mind all the home assignments they DID NOT do over the break) and we have a lot of making up to do! I find that the best motivation comes from within, prizes and physical rewards can be effective, but they are not a long-term solution. Here are some simple tips for keeping your student motivated throughout the entire year:
- Talk to Them!
- Let Them Run the Show!
- Make it Fun!
- Pass it On!