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5 Picture Books Therapists Can Use to Promote Empathy

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In today’s selfie-filled culture, which seems to celebrate “Me first,” it’s become more important than ever to incorporate empathy—the capacity to relate to and understand others—into pediatric therapy sessions. Empathy is critical, because it gives children a solid foundation for building positive relationships at school and at home. Empathic children tend to do better in… Read More »

8 Excellent Activities for Kinesthetic Learners

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Is your special education student fidgeting during their therapy or teaching sessions? Does it seem like he/she has a hard time sitting still for any extended period of time? If so, you many have a kinesthetic learner on your hands. Thankfully – there’s a learning style for that! Kinesthetic learning (also referred to as, tactile… Read More »

The 4 Best Yoga Poses for Children with Special Needs

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The popularity of yoga has been on the rise, at least in part because it’s accessible to everyone – including children – regardless of physical ability. And if you’re a physical therapist or occupational therapist seeking creative ways to increase engagement and awareness, yoga may very well be the answer! Practicing yoga has been found… Read More »

Activities and Apps for Relieving Anxiety in Children

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A report released last year by the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics revealed an alarming statistic: more than 1 out of every 20 children and teens in the United States has been clinically diagnosed by a healthcare professional as having anxiety or depression. Further, the report shared that the number of children with diagnosed… Read More »

Therapy Source Once Again Receives WBENC Recertification as Woman-Owned Business

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Plymouth Meeting, PA — April 1, 2019 — Therapy Source, Inc., the premier national provider of comprehensive in-person and online therapy staffing services and solutions, has again been recertified as a Woman-Business Enterprise (WBE) by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). Therapy Source initially received this nationally-recognized certification in 2014. “This recognition is a… Read More »

The Best Apps for Kids with Autism

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One of the greatest rewards of evolving technology is the way in which it addresses real-world challenges. Nowhere is this more evident than in the many digital tools that have been developed to assist children with ASDs (autism spectrum disorders.) Children on the spectrum frequently struggle with picking up on social cues, finding the “right”… Read More »

Overcoming Sensory Issues at the Dentist – 5 Top Tips for Parents of Special Needs Children

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Going to the dentist can be an overwhelming experience for special needs children, especially those with sensory issues. When a child displays symptoms of a sensory processing disorder, bright lights, loud noises, tastes and smells can cause feelings of anxiety at the dentist. I have been practicing family dentistry for 17 years and have discovered… Read More »

Need a Good Business Idea? Take a Look In the Mirror

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Our National Special Education Director Ann Marie Geissel was recently mentioned in this interesting article from Inc. magazine. Your background can lead you into a lot of opportunities. This was the case for Ann Marie Geissel M.Ed., the National Special Education Director for Therapy Source, a nationwide provider of special education and therapy staffing and services.   As… Read More »