therapy

This is Your Brain on Crafting

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Learn about the benefits of crafting in this article written by CNN health writer Jacque Wilson.  Wilson explores how crafting activities such as knitting, also double as cognitive exercises that can produce therapeutic effects similar to meditation. Read full article here. Judging by the popularity of crafting boards on Pinterest, it’s safe to say most therapists… Read More »

Special Needs App Corner: September Edition

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This app has been getting lots of attention… It’s called, See.Touch.Learn. It’s a learning system that is capable of replacing traditional flash cards in education. You can create your own custom flash cards using the app’s libraries, or use your own photos from your Camera Roll or Photo Stream! SLPs, OTs, and PTs, LOVE See.Touch.Learn! Have you… Read More »

Ice Bucket Challenge: Did ALS Benefit?

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Whether or not you have a Facebook or Twitter account, we’re willing to bet you’ve heard of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. But how beneficial was the challenge to ALS? Did people become more educated about the disease? Did they take time to donate to the cause? Read the full story here. Were you nominated… Read More »

TED Talk: Family Bounces Back from Perinatal Stroke

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We found this video while perusing TED, and found it so inspiring – definitely a “feel-good” story! Mario, a 10-day-old baby boy, suffers a perinatal stroke and loses functioning in the entire left side of his body. Follow the family through their journey to help Mario regain full functioning. Watch the TED talk here.

Occupational Therapy for Low Vision

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Low vision can have a huge impact on a person’s quality of life. But Occupational Therapist, JoAnn Wright, PhD, OTR/L, CLVT, FAOTA, is working hard to find ways for her patients to live their live’s to the fullest.  Read more about how Dr. Wright uses occupational therapy to benefit low vision patients. (Dr. JoAnn Wright is… Read More »

Chromosomal Disorders You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

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Autism. Boom. Right off the bat, you knew exactly what I was talking about. An image may have popped into your head of an awareness ribbon covered in yellow, blue, and red puzzle pieces. But what about Angelman Syndrome? That probably doesn’t ring any bells for you. Angelman Syndrome causes a variety of physical and… Read More »

Common-Assessment Groups Differ on Accommodations

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Common-core tests being developed by two state coalitions offer the promise of more inclusion and self-sufficiency for students with special needs – but differences in administration and accessibility features mean the testing experience for students in those special populations will vary widely depending on the state they call home. Click here, to read more.