February 17, 2021
[Source:  Natalie Snyders Speech-Language Pathologist] One question I am asked a lot is, “What are your favorite games and activities to use with middle school students in speech-language therapy?”  Today, I would like to share with you my top   13 favorites. One thing…...
[Source: The OT Toolbox] Working on a functional pencil grasp with your child or occupational therapy caseload? Need activities to improve pencil grasp that kids WANT to do? These games that improve pencil grasp through fine motor activities are activities that boost the skills…...
February 17, 2021
[Source:  Pre-Kpages.com] Green Shamrocks by Eve Bunting is the story of a rabbit who plants shamrock seeds in hopes of having enough to create a necklace to wear to the St. Patrick’s Day parade. He plants them, waters them and then waits. One…...
February 16, 2021
[Source:  Activity Tailor] I cannot express the passion for basketball that a lot of my students, make that North Carolinians, have. March with its nearly constant game action thanks to March Madness often has me adopting an “if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em”…...
Editor’s Note: We love this fine motor craft which involves threading beads, fine motor manipulation of pipe cleaners, and hand strengthening (squeezing glitter glue) [Source:  Carrots are Orange] I received this great package of craft supplies from Craft Project Ideas filled with…...
February 16, 2021
[Source:  Medical X-Press] A recent study from Oregon State University has found that to best help kids with autism maintain healthy rates of physical activity, interventions should be targeted during the ages of nine to 13, as that’s when kids show the…...
February 16, 2021
[Source: Medical X-Press] Scientists have devised a new approach for detecting and potentially heading off the effects of two rare pediatric diseases before birth. The study, performed in mouse models of the diseases and published today in Cell Reports, represents an important step…...
[Source: Medical -Press] Among the many dangers the coronavirus pandemic has brought, parents really need to be on the lookout for one in particular: an increased risk of suicide among vulnerable teens. “We’ve seen an upsurge in really bad suicide attempts,” and…...
February 16, 2021
[Source: Duluth News Tribune] Public schools are federally mandated to offer developmental physical education to students with disabilities, but teachers aren’t required to be licensed in that area in order to teach it. A few years ago when Duluth Public Schools was…...
February 16, 2021
[Source: Your Therapy Source] If you work with children who have ADHD or who struggle with emotional regulation, you probably already know that sleep duration and quality can influence children throughout the day. A recent research study looked closely at ADHD, emotional…...