What I wish I knew: Advice to College Grads, Part 1

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Let me be first to say congratulations! You made it through the long study hours, the tests, the Praxis, the many graduate classes. You walked across the stage and now have your diploma in hand. Awesome! Now what? This blog will focus on finding a job. Here’s some advice from one school psychologist to you:… Read more »

Children’s Mental Health

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With so much negativity out in our world, especially with easy access to social media, it’s time to encourage children, young people and adults to celebrate their uniqueness and focus on the positive.  They get enough negative focused talk from home and school.  I’m not say there’s anything wrong with the different Anti-Bullying, Anti-Drugs, Anti-Alcohol,… Read more »

Helping our Teachers understand

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If you have been doing this for a while, I am sure you have felt like everything gets dumped at your doorstep with little or no understanding to what it is we do.   Most days I am met in the hallway being asked by a teacher to listen to a child with articulation errors and… Read more »

What’s that sound? How music therapy can positively impact individuals

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We all know that music can be tied to emotions.  Have you ever felt a ball of emotion bubble up when listening to a certain song?  Has your mood/entire day changed after you heard a tune on the radio?  We are all well aware of the music around us.  But did you know that music… Read more »

Autism: Building Friendships

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Most people find making new friends to be a bit challenging.  There’s feelings of anxiety about approaching others and trying to introduce yourself. There’s concern about how you will be accepted or perceived. Think back to the last time you made a new friend.  What was that like for you? Now imagine, if you will,… Read more »

Occupational Therapy Month

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Occupational Therapy Month is coming up in April. Occupational Therapy? What’s that? Aren’t you just a Physical Therapists’ assistant? Most people have no idea. Being a Speech Therapist myself I can empathize, but the longer I work with this amazing group of people, the more I admire their profession and what they do. They deserve… Read more »