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Sensory Activity of the Week: Sweet Potato Play Dough

[Source:  Therapy Fun Zone] This Summer, I was running a group with kids that avoid food, so we played with all kinds of foods to get some pleasant associations with the smells and tastes. I wanted to make every day … Continue reading

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School Nurse Corner: Communicating About Head Lice

[Source: NASN.org] Head lice are a common community problem. An estimated 6 to 12 million infestations occur each year in the United States, most commonly among children ages 3 to 11.1 Given these numbers, there is a chance that, as a … Continue reading

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Postural Control in Very Preterm Children

[Source:  Your Therapy Source] Recent research assessed the postural control of 90 very preterm (VPT) children (<30 weeks gestation) and 36 full term children (>37 weeks gestation) at four years old. Using a Wii Balance Board, various tasks were assessed … Continue reading

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Worth Repeating: Measuring Students’ Self-Control: A ‘Marshmallow Test’ for the Digital Age

[Source:  Mind Shift] The “marshmallow test” invented by Stanford psychologist Walter Mischel and colleagues in the 1960s is famously known as a measure of willpower. The experiment gave preschoolers the option of either eating one mini-marshmallow right away or waiting 15 minutes … Continue reading

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Video Resource of the Week: What’s Going On Inside A Dyslexic Student’s Brain?

[Source:  Ted-Ed via Mind Shift] There’s no such thing as a “normal brain.” In fact, there’s a lot of diversity in how different brains process information — a challenge for educators tasked with teaching a diverse group of learners. Dyslexia … Continue reading

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