Author Archives: Heidi

Hot Job! School based Occupational Therapist – McHenry, IL

We are working with a school district in McHenry County who is in need of an OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST to work full time at one elementary school in the McHenry area.  This is a great position for a new OT or … Continue reading

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Kids’ Poor Decision-Making May Predict Teen Issues

[Source: Psych Central] A new study suggests a display of poor decision making during primary school increases the risk of interpersonal and behavioral difficulties during adolescence. However, experts view decision-making as a skill and something that can be taught during … Continue reading

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New Halloween Tradition for Children with Allergies: The Teal Pumpkin Project

This Halloween, Food Allergy Research and Education, (FARE) is encouraging communities to start a new tradition that will help make this holiday season less scary for children with food allergies: the Teal Pumpkin Project. This campaign encourages people to raise awareness of … Continue reading

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Better Academic Support in High School Crucial for Low Performers with ADHD

[Source: Medical News Today] New research reveals that high school students with attention-deficit / hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are using an unexpectedly high rate of services for their age group, yet many low achievers with ADHD are not getting the academic … Continue reading

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Early Intervention Could Boost Education Levels

[Source: Science Daily] Taking steps from an early age to improve childhood education skills could raise overall population levels of academic achievement by as much as 5%, and reduce socioeconomic inequality in education by 15%, according to international research led … Continue reading

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