Monthly Archives:: April 2015

Articulation Garden

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Speech-Language Pathologists

Attention Speech-Language Pathologists! Keep your students engaged with this sensory tub articulation garden, perfect for the close of the school year when the little ones get restless.  

EdTech Tuesday: Getting Teachers on Board with Blended Learning

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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 students enjoy the blinking lights and loud sounds that explode from typical games and toys for kids. So, how can you engage a playing child when he or she is frightened or lacks interest? Grab some ideas from this list on Friendship Circle to stimulate imaginative play and to develop fine motor and sensory-motor… Read More »

Take Back Your Friday: Program Helps People With a Disability Become Entrepreneurs

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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 plan to establish a model that can be replicated across the nation. For more details and exciting information, check out the article on Disability Scoop. How are YOU taking back your Friday?

50 Books for Children With Speech 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 speech apraxia. This list not only includes fifty books for children with speech apraxia–loved by both teachers and kids–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

Need a few creative ways to celebrate Earth Day? The earth day activities for kids 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… Read More »

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 of mobile apps for kids with special needs, created by experts in the field and parents with first-hand experience, 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 anxiety increase. This list of test-taking tips can alleviate pre-exam tension for any child and includes tips that range from physical activity to joke-telling.