Monthly Archives:: April 2015

Articulation Garden

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Speech-Language Pathologists

Attention SLPs! Keep your students engaged with this sensory tub articulation garden, perfect for the end of the school year when the little ones get restless.

EdTech Tuesday: Getting Teachers On Board with the Blended Learning Model

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Speech-Language Pathologists

This article tackles some of the most common misconceptions about blended learning—especially for teachers—and provides suggestions on how to address those concerns to ensure a successful blended learning implementation. Take a look!

25 Toys for Kids Who Don’t Play With Toys

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Occupational Therapists

Not all children enjoy the blinking lights and loud sounds that explode from typical games and toys. So how can you engage a child in play when he or she is frightened by, or lacks interest in this area? Grab some ideas from this list on Friendship Circle to stimulate imaginative play, and develop fine motor and… Read More »

Take Back Your Friday

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Speech-Language Pathologists

Researchers at the University of Illinois are developing a new program designed to help people with an intellectual or developmental disability become entrepreneurs. They are planning to establish a model that can be replicated across the country. For more details and exciting info, check out the article on disabilityscoop.com. How are YOU taking back your Friday?

50 Books for Children with Apraxia

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School Physical Therapists

Children’s books that contain repetitive words and phrases are often the most helpful with language development, specifically for children diagnosed with apraxia of speech. This list not only includes 50 stories that kids love, but also provides suggestions for where to acquire books at a reasonable price. Check it out!

50 Earth Day Activities for Kids

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Speech-Language Pathologists

In need of a few creative ways to celebrate Earth Day? The activities on this list can be used in a variety of settings, and are a great way to improve fine motor and sensory motor skills. Take a look, and discover how you can incorporate these crafts and garden games into your therapy sessions year-round.

Ed-tech Tuesday: 22 Best Mobile Apps for Kids with Special Needs

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Occupational Therapists

With thousands of educational apps literally at our fingertips, how can parents and special educators NOT have a difficult time narrowing down their choices? Let this list, created by parents with first hand experience and experts in the field, help you match your students with the perfect app.

7 Test-Taking Tips for Children with Special Needs

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Occupational Therapists

Children are exposed to test-taking from an early age, and for many, testing can cause sleeplessness, outbursts, a lack of appetite, and an increase in anxiety. This list of advice can ease test-taking tension for any child, and includes tips that range from physical activity to joke telling.