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How can you get your students on board and excited about Color Me Fluent?  If you’ve ever had the privilege of hearing Alice Anne G. Farley speak about her fluency therapy, you would hear just how she can make fluency sessions come alive!  We need to do the same.  Here are some helpful tips and… Read more »

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School can be overwhelming for children who have trouble focusing or have specialized sensory needs. While the situation will differ according to each student, there are some basic items to have on hand in your classroom so you’re prepared to help each youngster do their individual best and achieve their full potential. Therapy Balls Originally… Read more »

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Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not   ~Ralph Waldo Emerson   In a state known for its Outer Banks, historic lighthouse and NASCAR, North Carolina is a great place to take a road trip and of course, live. North Carolinians are… Read more »

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You’ve done it – you’ve successfully completed last year’s requirements, lazily basked in the sun all summer, and returned to school ready to take on the new year. Your pencils are sharpened, your files are color-coded, and your outfit is picked out. You’re eager to meet your students and begin therapy, never stopping to consider… Read more »

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September 20, 2017 is National School Backpack Awareness Day. It’s celebrated each year on the third Wednesday of September, to assist therapists, other educators, parents and students in getting the school year off to a healthy start. It’s also a great opportunity to showcase occupational therapy services throughout your community. Symptoms and Tips When it… Read more »

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Through games, sports, and play, students can continuously develop their motor skills to help make them more successful both inside and outside the classroom. Use these related tips to boost your OT regime. Core Strengthening Without a stable core, children may struggle to sit still at a desk or to carry out fine motor tasks…. Read more »

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Many children today have demonstrated a difficulty with not only the fundamentals of reading but the overall reading achievement itself.  If this sounds like your child, I’m sure you have faced a considerable amount of time and frustration trying to help, teach, and motivate your child to read.  Like most parents, you may have experienced… Read more »

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The /r/ sound can be tough for some children to pronounce. It’s a voiced sound, produced by the vibration of the vocal cord. If it’s at the beginning of a word, the tongue pulls back a bit and raises at the tip, without touching the roof of the mouth. But if /r/ is elsewhere in… Read more »

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The parent-therapist relationship can be a tricky one, even with the most easy-going parents. You want to be personable, professional, kind, honest…the list of desirable qualities goes on and on, but how do you achieve and maintain that relationship? Listed below are three components I strive to employ in all of my relationships with parents…. Read more »

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Upper body strength is critical throughout a person’s life. Effective arm movement and control are possible only when trunk strength and stability are good – and a stable core provides a solid base of support from which both the arms and legs are free to move with precision and control. Postural Control is Key Good… Read more »