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8 Engaging Activities for Children with Limited Mobility

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When helping children with limited mobility, special education teachers, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists and physical therapists – and other clinicians in school-based therapy jobs – are often on the lookout for activities to engage children. Whether making music or art, crafting or playing games, here are 8 activities you can include in your lineup.  … Read More »

Summer-Inspired Sensory Bins

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Summer brings warm weather, sunny skies and lots of new opportunities to learn and grow. One way for children with special needs to learn is through the use of sensory bins, which include items with texture or other sense-stimulating characteristics. Common bases for sensory bins include water, shaving cream, sand, mud, rice, and uncooked beans.… Read More »

How to Effectively Diffuse IEP Meeting Tension

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Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings can be stress-inducing, but come with the territory in school-based therapy. There are a number of articles and checklists for parents on IEP meeting preparation – but not much information on how therapists and special education teachers can appropriately interact with parents who object to information, treatment proposals or methodologies. In his widely-read… Read More »

Top Technology Tools for School-Based Therapists

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Nowadays, it is not uncommon for a school-based therapist to struggle with basics tasks such as a coming up with teaching methods, creating lesson plans and organizing their weekly schedules. Luckily, there are technological tools that can help with all of those problems. And in our increasingly technological world, it’s becoming more and more important… Read More »

5 Allied Health Careers Poised For Growth

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As long as there is life on this planet, you can be sure that there will be an industry built around maintaining its health. The health care industry is as old as time itself, and is still rapidly expanding. With this expansions, there is – and will continue to be – an ongoing need for… Read More »