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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 »

FREE DOWNLOAD: Winter Bingo Activity for Speech Therapy

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The cold, gray days of winter are upon us…but it’s not ALL bad! There are plenty of things to love about winter, and we’ve created an activity to remind you of just how beautiful this season can be. Perfect for Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) and Special Education Teachers, this bingo activity is an excellent addition to any school-based therapy… Read More »

Therapy Source CEO, Joshua Cartagenova, to Participate In Panel Discussion at 2018 Healthcare Staffing Summit in Denver, Colorado

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Plymouth Meeting, PA — August 16, 2018 — Therapy Source, Inc., the premier provider of in-person and online therapy staffing solutions to the education industry, today announced that co-owner and CEO Joshua Cartagenova has joined the conference agenda of the 2018 Staffing Industry Analyst Healthcare Staffing Summit. The Summit will take place November 5-7 in… Read More »

The Day I Discovered the Benefits of Slime (Recipe, How-To Video, and Occupational Therapy Activities Included!)

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Slime for Occupational Therapy

On a recent rainy weekend, my young daughter approached me with a cautiousness I immediately recognized as a sign that she was about to ask something she knew I wouldn’t like.“Mommy,” she said. “Can we make….slime?” Slime! UGH! I had only recently learned that homemade slime had evolved from a niche internet fad to a… Read More »

FREE DOWNLOAD: Visual Discrimination Race Car Activity

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Start your engines! This fun and engaging racing-themed visual discrimination activity is sure to be a hit in your online or school-based occupational therapy classroom. This activity focuses on visual discrimination and visual attention skills, while solving a fun racing-themed puzzle. About Visual Discrimination Visual perceptual skills allow us to determine minimal differences between objects,… Read More »

Pittsburgh-based Charity Enables Children with Disabilities to Live Life to the Fullest

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Freedom of movement and the ability to easily communicate – two necessities of life that are easy to take for granted. But for a child with disabilities – the right equipment can be the difference between integration and isolation. Variety – the Children’s Charity, based out of Pittsburgh, has addressed this head-on, with three programs… Read More »