Author Archives: Heidi

Job of the Week: Contract Pediatric Occupational Therapist/OT Job – Countryside, IL

Our client services students up to age 22 in a school environment.  They seek a full  time contract occupational therapist to work in their center 5 days/wk from 8:30 – 4:00 (7 hrs paid; ½ hr unpaid lunch).  The caseload … Continue reading

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OT/PT Activity of the Week: Giant Balloon Toss

[Source: Your Therapy Source] Here is a simple, new way to play balloon volleyball.  Just blow up a bunch of balloons and put them in a clear, plastic bag.  Starting tossing the giant bag of balloons.  The balloon bag allows … Continue reading

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Pediatric Therapy Corner: Could Bilingual Education Mold Kids’ Brains to Better Resist Distraction?

[Source: Mind Shift] For decades, psychologists cautioned against raising children bilingual. They warned parents and teachers that learning a second language as a child was bad for brain development. But recent studies have found exactly the opposite. Researchers now believe … Continue reading

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Book Review: Just Breathe – When Teachers Practice Mindfulness

[Source:  Edutopia] Once in a while, a resource comes along that is so invaluable to our work as educators that I have to share it with you. Meena Srinivasan’s new book,Teach, Breathe, Learn: Mindfulness In and Out of the Classroom, … Continue reading

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SLP Freebie of the Week: Spooky Speech

[Source Speechie Freebies] With Halloween right around the corner, speech is getting a little bit spooky!  This great freebie is ready for your speech sessions for elementary and secondary students. Included in this free product are 7 word lists targeting … Continue reading

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