Monthly Archives:: May 2015

Take Back Your Friday: A Selfless Perfect Attendance Prize

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Speech-Language Pathologists

Most kids who own a bicycle would joyfully accept a new one when presented with the opportunity. Watch as fourth-grader, Annie LaForge, presents her younger brother with a bike for his birthday, a prize she worked all year to achieve. Way to go, Annie! Your generosity inspires us.  

EdTech Tuesday: Conversation Builder

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Speech-Language Pathologists

Check out this highly interactive app for Speech-Language Pathologists that prompts students through each stage of a conversation and records their spoken responses. Happy Better Hearing and Speech Month to all!

Take Back Your Friday: Dolls With Disabilities Designed To Make All Kids Feel Special

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Speech-Language Pathologists

Take back your Friday, and read about how a British toy company created a new line of dolls with disabilities designed for children with special needs. This new doll line, inspired by the Toys Like Me campaign, gives parents the option to buy customized dolls with birthmarks, hearing aids, walking aids, and more. Check it out now!

7 Autism-Friendly Films to Enjoy in 2015

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School Physical Therapists

An outing to the movies might be something that many in the autism community struggle with, but not this year! AMC Theaters is hosting its annual Sensory Friendly Films Program beginning on May 30. Check out the 7 autism-friendly films now!

5 Ways to Encourage Spontaneous Language

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Speech-Language Pathologist SLP

For children with expressive language difficulties, creating spontaneous language opportunities is key. With the help of these five tools, you can create moments of intention and meaning that can be reinforced naturally with your child or student. Take a look! 

EdTech Tuesday: My Sensory Locations

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Occupational Therapists

My Sensory Locations is an app designed to ease the anxiety and fear of individuals and families affected by sensory needs when trying to visit any new location. The tool focuses on vision, sound, taste, touch, smell, movement, and awareness within the public locations in your community. The app provides students with a better sense… Read More »

Brain-Booster Books for Summer

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hool Physical Therapists

With summer right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to start compiling a list of reading materials for kids when classes are no longer in session. Check out this list of fun and educational books that will keep the kids entertained and encourage a brain-boosting start to summer vacation.

Take Back Your Friday: A Mother’s Response When People Say “I Don’t Know How You Do It”

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Speech-Language Pathologists

Lisa Smith has seven children, and two have special needs. Take back your Friday, and read her inspirational blog post on Autism Speaks about her experiences raising autistic children and a mother’s response to the common statement “I don’t know how you do it.”