Author Archives: Heidi

Special Form of Talk-Therapy Helps Kids in Developing Nations

[Source:  Psych Central] New research suggests lay workers with little education can be trained to deliver effective counseling to traumatized children living in developing nations. Investigators discovered a specific type of talk therapy aids orphans and other vulnerable children and … Continue reading

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Fine Motor Activity of the Week: Simple Toothpick Activity

[Source:  Hands on As We Grow] Save your spice jars for this simple toothpick activity to work on fine motor skills! I always have large containers like this. But always thought it was something we had, and it wasn’t something that … Continue reading

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OT Corner: That Dreaded Word ‘Motivation!’

              by Eleanor Cawley, M.S. OTR/L Lately, I have been seeing a rash of IEPs in a number of school districts with the phrase, “the student lacks the motivation to….” Every time I see this … Continue reading

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Sensory Corner: Staying Comfortable in the Summer During Often Overstimulating Activities

[Source:  The Child Mind Institute] By Rae Jacobson For many kids, summer vacation holds the promise of months of school-free fun. But for children with sensory processing issues, summer can be a challenging time. From the sand on the beach … Continue reading

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Feel Good Video of the Week: Watch a Dog Comfort his Owner with Autism

Editor’s Note:   Please watch this powerful video that my daughter sent me last week. She is a dog lover and knows what we do here at PediaStaff.  She thought I would love it, and she was right.  I hope … Continue reading

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