Monthly Archives:: March 2015

Ed Tech Tuesday: Do All Students Love Technology?

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School Physical Therapists

Educators often make the assumption that all students enjoy the freedom of technology in the classroom. While most students jump at the opportunity to search the Internet to research a project, or do their homework digitally, others worry about the distractions and temptations of self-paced learning. Could children’s relationships with technology in school be more complicated than adults may have imagined? Learn more… Read More »

10 Apps That Teach Children How To Take Turns

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Speech-Language Pathologists

Do you have students who struggle with turn-taking? Take a look at these ten apps that use direct instruction and visuals to teach children how to take turns. Each of these apps are designed to target this skill in elementary aged children, perfect for both teachers and parents.

Take Back Your Friday: We #WearYellowForSeth

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Occupational Therapists

Five-year-old Seth Lane has spent most of his life in and out of hospitals due to severe combined immunodeficiency disorder (SCID), which he was diagnosed with when he was five-months old. Although he began schooling at a normal age, most of his learning has been done inside of a hospital ward. On March 11, Seth’s mother posted… Read More »

5 Tips for Connecting Learning and Play

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School Physical Therapists

It’s no secret that kids are most interested in learning when it’s combined with play time. Here are 5 helpful tips for connecting learning and play that are easy to incorporate into everyday life. We hope you enjoy these hints as much as we do, and make sure to check out the educational app featured at… Read More »

Top 10 Apps and Websites to Teach and Model Mindfulness

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Speech-Language Pathologists

Let’s practice mindfulness! Help children focus, self-calm, and make less impulsive decisions by teaching them to practice mindfulness in school and at home. Take a look at this article to see how these ten websites and apps can guide you along a path to greater success in your therapy sessions.

Where Hope Grows: Man with Down Syndrome Lands a Leading Role

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School Physical Therapists

Not only will David DeSanctis star in his first major motion picture, Where Hope Grows, but he is also one of the few actors with Down Syndrome to have a leading role in a feature film. DeSanctis plays a grocery-store worker named Produce, who strikes up an unlikely friendship with a professional baseball player forced into early retirement.… Read More »

Special Needs App Corner: Talk Around It

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Speech-Language Pathologists

Check out this new app,  Talk Around It , which uses high quality pictures, cues, exercises, testing, and progress reports to help treat conditions such as aphasia and autism. Developed by Speech and Language Pathologists to help people with word-finding disabilities develop language and communication skills, Talk Around It use works well for both home… Read More »

How Tasty Treats Can Improve Your Therapy Sessions

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Occupational Therapists

Increase interest and attention into your oral motor therapy sessions with the help of tasty treats! Use lollipops, cheerios, and peanut butter to help improve tongue elevation, tongue lateralization, oral awareness, and much more. Check out this link for information and examples.              

4 Sensory Activities for Saint Patrick’s Day

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School Physical Therapists

In the spirit of Saint Patrick’s Day, we chose to share these four simple sensory activities for young children. Each activity can be used both in and out of the classroom, and are perfect for celebrating the luck of the Irish. Check out the links provided for further details and instructions on each activity! 1. Shamrock… Read More »