Category Archives: OT

Therapy Tech Corner: Apple Releases iOS 8 with Major Accessibility Improvements

[Source:  the Assistive Technology Blog] Today, Apple released iOS 8 the latest software update for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. The new software, which is available for free, includes many new features and enhancements, including new accessibility features and tools that will allow … Continue reading

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The Brains of Children with ADHD Do Not Recognize Angry Expression

[Source:  Medical News Today] Inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsive behavior in children with ADHD can result in social problems and they tend to be excluded from peer activities. They have been found to have impaired recognition of emotional expression from other faces. The … Continue reading

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Job of the Week: Contract Pediatric Occupational Therapist – 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 Clinician’s 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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