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Pediatric Therapy Corner: Self-Help

[Article and Image Source: Starfish Therapies]

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This past week we looked at Self-Help skills during our developmental playgroups.  Here is a brief overview of some of the things discussed.  We will provide more detail in coming weeks!

Birth- 4 months:

  • Express the need for food by crying
  • Signal the need for diaper changes
  • Express pleasure when placed in warm water (bathing)
  • Will eventually begin to help by using their own hands to guide the nipple

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Hot Job – BCBA Lewiston, Texas

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A wonderful opportunity exists for a candidate seeking a full time position with an established therapy group in the northwestern suburbs of Dallas, TX.   This is a dynamic suburban community with quality schools, safe neighborhoods, family-friendly recreation options and the most retail square footage per capita in the region.  We are looking for an exceptional clinician with a clinical background in Applied Behavior Analysis to provide BCBA supervision to ABA cases.

Qualifications: Master’s Degree, BCBA or BCBA-D and a current state license required.

*  Monday – Friday
*  full time
*  ages 0-21
*  mix of clinic and home health
*  children with ASD or behavioral challenges
*  Minimum one year of ABA client/teacher field supervision

Benefits package includes:
Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance Long and Short Term Disability Robust 401K Package Discounted Cell Phone Plans and Gym Memberships Paid Time Off Paid Holidays

We welcome your resumes!  Apply today!

Call us at 866-733-4278 or Apply Through this Link!


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Pinterest Pinboard of the Week: Back to School

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It is Back to School Time!  Looking for some great therapy activities, snacks and ideas?

Check out our Back to School Pinterest board.     We have about 180 pins ranging from “I Spy” activities, apps for back to school, getting to know you games and more.

Take a Look Through this Link!  You will be glad you did! 

 


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Feds Move To End Segregated Schools For Kids With Disabilities

[Source: Disability Scoop]

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But neither side budged on the key issue: whether Georgia could continue segregating children with behavioral and emotional disabilities.

Now the U.S. Department of Justice says it will file a lawsuit claiming the state violates the civil rights of students assigned to the Georgia Network for Educational and Therapeutic Support, or GNETS.

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SLP Corner: Core Vocabulary – Speech Therapy for Individuals Who Are Non-Verbal

[Source:  Bilinguistics]

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Today I want for all of us to start thinking about our students and clients who are non-verbal.  How do we do speech therapy for individuals who are non-verbal?  I will be the first to say that the letters AAC (augmentative and alternative communication) overwhelm me.  AAC is an umbrella term that includes all of the communication methods used to support or replace speech or writing for those with impairments in the production or comprehension of spoken or written language.  Recent years have brought much attention to the use of electronic devices to support the communication needs of our students and clients.

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