Tag Archives: 31 January 2020

EI Corner: The Lifecycle Benefits of an Influential Early Childhood Program

[Source:  Heckman Equation.org] This paper estimates the large array of long-run benefits of an influential early childhood program targeted to disadvantaged children and their families. It is evaluated by random assignment and follows participants through their mid-30s. The program is … Continue reading

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OT Corner: 10 Activities to Work On Hand Strengthening

Here are 10 activities to give the muscles in the fingers and hands a workout: Ways to Use Clothes Pins with Craft Sticks Clothesline Numbers Clay Marble Mazes Hole Punch Palooza Sample Page Hand Strengthening Activities in the Kitchen Bubble … Continue reading

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SLP Corner: Toys To Support Speech and Language

[Source: Playing with Words 365] As a speech pathologist, I am asked all the time by parents what toys I recommend they buy for their children to help expand their speech and language skills. When I became a mother, I … Continue reading

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Special Ed Corner: Are Schools Doing Enough To Prepare Students For Life After Special Ed?

[Source: Disability Scoop] BRUNSWICK, Maine — Kate Lord didn’t have a plan when she graduated from Brunswick High School in 2014. For two years, she was unemployed. Eventually, her father was able to use his connections at Bowdoin College to … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Literacy Activity – Playdoh Conversation Heart Stamping

[Source: No Time for Flash Cards] Incorporating Valentine’s Day is a fun way to make skill building more fun. This activity as we did it is for children familiar with letters and interested in how things are spelled. This is … Continue reading

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