Monthly Archives:: April 2015

Special Needs App Corner: TapTapSee

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School Physical Therapists

TapTapSee is an app designed specifically to help those who are visually impaired identify objects they encounter in daily settings. This app takes a photo of anything, at any angle, and will speak the identification back to the user. TapTapSee is perfect for OTs, TVIs, and Orientation and Mobility Specialists to incorporate into therapy to help children live more independently.… Read More »

10 Items Every Special Educator Should Have In Their Classroom

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peech-Language Pathologists

Discover how these tools can help you tackle the unique challenges that arise in special education settings. This list is inclusive of everything from wiggle seats to shaving cream, and is beneficial for any special educator. Check it out!

Ed Tech Tuesday: Speech Apps in Action

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Speech-Language Pathologists

Do you get frustrated searching for speech therapy apps? Have trouble sorting through and identifying which apps are the real deal? Take a look at this video to see 6 articulation and phonology apps in action to help you identify those that will be beneficial to you and your students.   We found this awesome… Read More »

Springtime Activity: Create Watercolor Paint from Fresh Flowers

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Occupational Therapists

In need of a creative springtime activity for kids? Explore nature and develop fine motor skills by transforming fresh flowers from your garden into natural watercolor paint. Click here for more details, and a first hand look at the activity.

Take Your Friday Back: Learn How An Autism Dog Loves and Heals

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Speech-Language Pathologists

In 2008, Guiding Eyes for the Blind introduced Heeling Autism – a program in which its world-renowned dogs are trained to provide safety for children with autism. In actuality, these dogs are primarily tasked with preventing children from bolting or wandering in public. But in most cases, these K9 friends offer countless additional gifts to the… Read More »

Light It Up Blue

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Speech-Language Pathologists

Here at Therapy Source, we are committed to supporting autism awareness. And today, our team highlighted that commitment by dressing in blue in support of World Autism Awareness Day and Autism Speak’s Light It Up Blue Campaign. In addition, we are literally “shining a light” on autism, with a  spotlight turning our lobby blue for the remainder… Read More »

How SLPs Can Help the Bullying Epidemic

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Occupational Therapists

It’s no secret that bullying can have lasting effects on a child’s self-confidence and overall well-being. Unfortunately, children with disabilities, especially those with communication, developmental, and social disabilities, are often targeted. Speech-language pathologists commonly work with these students, putting them close to the action of many forms of bullying. In this essay, Penn State professor Dr.… Read More »