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Fun Activities for Children with Low Muscle Tone

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Whether you’re working in a healthcare setting or as a school therapist, there’s a good chance you’ll be charged with helping to improve muscle tone. Low muscle tone, or hypotonia, refers to abnormally low tension or resistance to movement in a muscle.  It occurs when the length of the resting muscle is slightly but atypically… Read More »

10 Ways to Honor People with Learning Disabilities

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Working with a person with a learning disability (LD) can be a priceless experience, nurturing his or her growth in learning and self-confidence, and giving you the opportunity to demonstrate self-giving love and acceptance as you support the person.  Special education teachers, school-based speech-language pathologists (SLPs), and learning disability teacher consultants (LDTCs) may also honor… Read More »

5 Interesting Blogs for School Counselors

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School counselors help students in ways that are not always immediately visible.  They guide students at all academic levels towards college and career readiness while encouraging them to achieve school success and plan for the future.  Sometimes, they are called upon to act as mediators for conflict resolution involving students, parents and even teachers. To… Read More »

Must-Have Apps for Pediatric Occupational Therapists

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Like many pediatric occupational therapists (OTs) in the field today, you probably consider your tablet an essential part of your bag of tricks. Tablets are great for keeping notes, organizing schedules and assessing new patients. Using tablets, pediatric OTs can access indispensable tools for aiding treatment and development.  Plus, few things rival the chance to… Read More »

Best of Pinterest: Occupational Therapy Materials

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Of all social media, Pinterest remains one of the best for collecting, sharing and organizing ideas related to virtually every aspect of life!  For an occupational therapist (OT) (and others in school-based therapy jobs), Pinterest can be an incredible resource for inspiration and education.  If you haven’t already set up an account, we highly encourage… Read More »

Amazing Printable Resources that Every Speech Therapist Needs!

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These days, no school-based speech-language pathologist (SLP) therapist need feel alone in the world—even if you’re the only school-based therapist  at your work site.  The Internet is for sharing, and we are a generous breed that works to improve the lives of students and patients everywhere.  That’s why so many speech therapists – as well… Read More »

We’re Counting Down Five Fun New Year’s Themed Activities

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It’s hard to believe that we’ll soon be starting another year!  As the holidays approach and the current year ends…whether you are a speech-language pathologist, occupational therapist, or other type of school-based therapist…you may be looking for ways to mark the old and ring in the new in your school-based therapy job.   With some… Read More »

6 Fun Sensory Activities for Everyday Life

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Children of all ages and abilities – not just those in the care of a speech-language pathologist, occupational therapist, school psychologist, or other type of school-based therapist – can benefit from sensory experiences. For those in your therapy classroom or sessions who may be struggling to make sense of the world around them, chances to… Read More »

Ten Awesome Ideas for Early Speech and Language Intervention

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When it comes to early speech and language intervention, the simplest actions and objects can inspire progress—especially with your littlest subjects. We researched popular and effective early intervention techniques and found that school-based SLPs and other types of school-based therapists continue to be a crafty, creative and innovative crew willing to share what works. And… Read More »