Author Archives: Heidi

Handwriting Idea of the Week: Minute Mania

by Katherine J. Collmer, M.Ed., OTR/L I have found that games that prove to be the most beneficial to students who are challenged by speed and fluidity are those that encourage them to compete against themselves.   Writing races can be … Continue reading

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Teaching Phonics Using Pool Noodles

[Source:  We Are Teachers] Pool noodles are available everywhere during the summer, and they’re inexpensive, too. So it’s a great time to stock up for fun, hands-on classroom activities, like Pool Noodle Phonics. What You Need: To make this hands-on … Continue reading

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Pokemon Go Sparks ‘Miracle’ Transformation in Boy with Autism

[Source:  The Today Show] The “Pokemon Go” craze has been linked to car crashes, grim discoveries and even reports of people falling off a cliff. But the wildly popular mobile game has also led to a beautiful awakening in a … Continue reading

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Autism Corner: Pokemon Go and Autism

[Source: Autism Speaks] This post is from school psychologist Dr. Peter Faustino and member of the Autism Speaks Family Services Committee. Pokémon GO is all the current rage.  And even if you are not an aficionado or think that the … Continue reading

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Majority of States Missing the Mark in Special Ed

[Source: Disability Scoop] Federal education officials are calling out more than half of states for failing to meet their obligations under the nation’s special education law. The U.S. Department of Education determined that just 24 states qualified at the “meets … Continue reading

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