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OT Corner: Students Shouldn’t Earn Brain Breaks

[Source:  Pink Oatmeal] I love brain breaks.  I  don’t love when I hear others saying that their students earned a brain break. Students shouldn’t earn brain breaks.  Hearing someone say that their class earned a brain break just seems backwards to … Continue reading


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Autism Corner: How One Boy With Autism Became BFF With Apple’s Siri

Thank you to our OT friend Loren Shlaes for the heads up on this sweet story! [The New York Times] Just how bad a mother am I? I wondered, as I watched my 13-year-old son deep in conversation with Siri. Gus … Continue reading


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Social Skills Corner: Let’s Pretend…

by Jill Perry, MHA, MS, OTR/L  Talking toys, ready-made projects, iPads, and electronic games are all super fun and enticing. However, they don’t help our kids develop communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity. These are the skills that will ensure life … Continue reading


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ASL Interpreter’s Corner: Preparing for Effective Classroom Interpreting

[Source: Classroom Interpreting.org] The educational interpreter must be prepared in order to be effective in the classroom. Being prepared involves much more than reviewing the content the teacher will present to the class. The interpreter should have time to prepare, … Continue reading


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School Nurses’ Corner: Building an Asthma Friendly School

[Source:  The American Lung Association] The Asthma-Friendly Schools Initiative (AFSI) is a comprehensive approach to asthma management in schools that aligns with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Strategies for Addressing Asthma within a Coordinated School Health Program. AFSI provides the framework … Continue reading


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