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PT Corner: Ideas to Target the Core

[Source:  Starfish Therapies] I don’t know about you, but I know my core muscles (abdominals, back extensors, shoulder girdle, and hips) can always stand to be stronger. This also goes for our kids, typically developing as well as kids with … Continue reading

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Peds Therapy Corner: Understanding Auditory Processing Disorder

Editor’s Note:  This article was written for parents, but is nevertheless excellent background on CAPD [Source:  Understood] Auditory processing disorder (also known as central auditory processing disorder or CAPD) is a condition that makes it hard for kids to recognize subtle … Continue reading

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SLP Corner: The Speech-Language Pathologist’s Role in Diagnosing Dyslexia

[Source: The ASHA Leader Blog] While language-based learning disorders—like dyslexia—fall squarely in the purview of speech-language pathologists, I’ve talked to several pediatric SLPs who don’t feel entirely comfortable treating—let alone diagnosing—this disorder. In my relatively short career as an SLP, I’ve … Continue reading

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OT Corner: Accepting a “Weird” Pencil Grasp

[Source: The Anonymous OT] As a pediatric OT, I most frequently receive questions about pencil grasps. In fact, I wrote an entire article about When to “Fix” a Pencil Grasp.  However, we also need to talk about those children (or even … Continue reading

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School Psych Corner: How One District is Spreading Social Emotional Learning Throughout its Schools

[Source: Education Week] Students in algebra class at Jason Lee Middle School gathered in small groups to teach each other how to work through a complex math problem. Some of them stood. Some sat at desks. And some pedaled away … Continue reading

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