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10 Items Every Special Educator Should Have In Their Classroom

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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!

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

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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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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 »

10 Apps That Teach Children How To Take Turns

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Do you have students who struggle with turn-taking? Take a look at these ten apps that use direct instruction and visuals to teach children how to take turns. Each of these apps are designed to target this skill in elementary aged children, perfect for both teachers and parents.

Top 10 Apps and Websites to Teach and Model Mindfulness

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Let’s practice mindfulness! Help children focus, self-calm, and make less impulsive decisions by teaching them to practice mindfulness in school and at home. Take a look at this article to see how these ten websites and apps can guide you along a path to greater success in your therapy sessions.

Where Hope Grows: Man with Down Syndrome Lands a Leading Role

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School Physical Therapists

Not only will David DeSanctis star in his first major motion picture, Where Hope Grows, but he is also one of the few actors with Down Syndrome to have a leading role in a feature film. DeSanctis plays a grocery-store worker named Produce, who strikes up an unlikely friendship with a professional baseball player forced into early retirement.… Read More »

Social Work Spotlight: A First Hand Look Into the Multi-Agency Approach to Social Work

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Let’s keep Social Work Month rolling with this in-depth look at one social worker’s unique experiences with a multi-agency team. Sam Fugill spent most of her career working on teams of social workers, but she currently finds herself in a completely different situation. Her team includes mental health nurses, SLPs, teachers, and various other types… Read More »

National Brain Injury Awareness Month

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Along with National Social Work Month, March is also recognized by the BIAA (Brain Injury Association of America) as National Brain Injury Awareness Month. How do these topics correlate? Discover how social workers can impact the recovery of mild traumatic brain injuries. Then, visit www.biausa.org to learn about BIAA’s mission to improve the quality of life for all… Read More »