Monthly Archives:: May 2015

Take Back Your Friday: A Selfless Perfect Attendance Prize

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Speech-Language Pathologists

Most kids who own bicycles would joyfully accept a new one when presented with the opportunity. Watch as fourth grader, Annie LaForge, presents her younger brother with a bike for his birthday, a prize she worked all year to achieve. Way to go Annie, your generosity inspires us!  

EdTech Tuesday: Conversation Builder

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Speech-Language Pathologists

Check out this highly interactive app for SLPs that prompts students through each stage of a conversation and records their spoken responses. Happy Better Hearing and Speech Month to all!

Take Back Your Friday: Dolls with Disabilities Designed to Make all Kids Feel Special

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Speech-Language Pathologists

Take back your Friday and read about how British toy company, Makie, created a new line of dolls designed for children with disabilities. This new doll line, inspired by the Toys Like Me campaign, gives parents the option to buy customized dolls with birthmarks, hearing aids, walking aids, and more. Check it out!

7 Autism Friendly Films to Enjoy in 2015

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School Physical Therapists

An outing to the movies may be something many in the autism community struggle with, but not this year! AMC Theaters is hosting it’s annual Sensory Friendly Films Program beginning on May 30th. Check it out! 

5 Ways to Encourage Spontaneous Language

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Speech-Language Pathologist SLP

For children with expressive language difficulties, creating opportunities for spontaneous language is key. With the help of these 5 tools you can create moments of intention and meaning that can be reinforced naturally with your child or student. Take a look! 

EdTech Tuesday: My Sensory Locations

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Occupational Therapists

My Sensory Locations is an app designed to ease the anxiety and fear for individuals and families affected by sensory needs when trying to visit any new location. The tool focuses on vision, sound, taste, touch, smell, movement and awareness all within the public locations in your community, and provides you with a better sense of what… Read More »

Brain Booster Books for Summer

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hool Physical Therapists

With summer right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to start compiling a list of reading materials for kids when class is no longer in session. Check out this list of fun, educational books that will keep the kids entertained and encourage a brain boosting start to summer vacation.

Take Back Your Friday: A Mothers Response When People Say ‘I Don’t Know How You Do It’

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Speech-Language Pathologists

Lisa Smith has seven children, two with special needs. Take back your Friday and read her inspirational blog post on Autism Speaks about her experiences as an autism mother, and her response to the common statement ‘I don’t know how you do it.’