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 relationship with technology in school be more… Read More »
Monthly Archives:: March 2015
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, which are designed to target this skill in elementary-aged children, is perfect for both teachers and parents.
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,… Read More »
It’s no secret that kids are most interested in learning when it’s combined with playtime. 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 the… Read More »
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 mindfulness apps and websites can guide you along a path to greater success in your therapy sessions.
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 »
Anger is a difficult emotion for many of us, adults included. Think about how you felt when you did not get something you REALLY wanted that you thought you rightfully deserved. Are you angry yet? Or think about how you felt when someone talked to you in a way that seemed belittling, condescending, or disrespectful.… Read More »
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 works well for both home and clinical settings.
Increase interest and attention in 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.
In the spirit of the Irish, we chose to share these four simple sensory activities for Saint Patrick’s Day for young children. Each activity can be used both inside and outside of the classroom, and they are perfect for celebrating the luck of the Irish. Check out the links provided below for further details and… Read More »