Pinterest Pin of the Week: Band Aid Butterflies!



Editor’s Note:   I am thinking that this would be a fantastic “bulletin board craft” for School Nurses to have students do in just a minute to commemorate a visit to the nurses office!


[Source:  No Time for Flashcards]

When I think of all the things I look forward to as the days get warmer and the flowers start blooming butterflies are at the top of my list. They are a fantastic spring theme for teaching life cycles, about bugs ( especially for those kinds not interested in creepy crawlies) and art lessons about mirror images. Oh and butterfly crafts are just fun and beautiful to make!

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Resource of the Week: Scooter Board Bungee Exercises

[Source: Sensory Digest]


Thank you, Alexander Lopiccolo of Sensory Digest for sharing this free scooter board bungee webinar with us!  

Watch it HERE

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Comic Book Stars World’s First Hero With Autism

[Source:  NBC News]

autismhereoExtraordinary superpowers, high-flying villains and fearless, world-saving heroes are the stuff of countless comic books. But the newest star to hit the comic circuit is different than most.

Michael is a comic book character with autism – a hero with a mathematical mind, artistic gift and an abundance of compassion. Face Value Comics says he is the first hero with the disorder among comic books.

The creator of the series, Dave Kot, hopes his books can help people on the autism spectrum better understand the world around them.

“Because some kids with autism may lack sufficient eye contact, they miss subtle cues growing up in life,” Kot said. “This is an opportunity for kids to have a hero like themselves.”

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Hot Job of the Week: SLPs (CF’s Accepted) for Four Corners, New Mexico

fourcornersPediaStaff has  a “now” opportunity for the Speech Language Pathologist who may be seeking an opportunity to work in a school.  Our client is situated in the Northwest corner of New Mexico, otherwise known as “The Four Corners”.  It is a rugged dry climate, however, there is still spectacular scenery. This area is on the territory of Navajo Nation near the town of the same name and is one of New Mexico’s most cherished landmarks. Locals speak of the incredible sunsets that can only be witnessed here.  From time to time, we hear from therapists who have a heart for this population.  Now is the time!  This opportunity will fill quickly, so if you are interested or know someone may be, we need to hear from you this week with your interest  or a referral.  CFs will be supported (with school Fieldwork), Bilingual Spanish is appreciated, but not necessary.

Apply for this Job Today!

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Parental Attentiveness to Infant Babbling Speeds Up Language Development

[Source: Medical News Today]


Those of you who have young infants will be familiar with the babbling sounds they like to make. But how do you respond? A new study from The University of Iowa and Indiana University suggests that how parents react to their infants’ prattling may influence their language development.

The research team, including Julie Gros-Louis, assistant professor of psychology at the University of Iowa, recently published their findings in the journal Infancy.

In 2003, a study by Gros-Louis and colleagues found that when infants looked at their mothers and babbled, infants were able to learn more advanced, syllable-like sounds more quickly when mothers responded positively – by smiling or touching them, for example – compared with infants whose mothers did not respond positively to their babbling.

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