Sensory Activities in the Classroom

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Children with sensory processing disorders (SPD) or related symptoms can be tricky to manage in the classroom. Because some students can be sensory seeking, their behavior can be disruptive, while hypersensitive children tend to withdraw, making it difficult to teach them at all. The Sensory Therapies and Research Center has reported that between five and… Read more »

Behavioral or Sensory Problems? How to Tell the Difference

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Every child misbehaves now and then. How can you tell whether a student’s inappropriate behavior stems from behavioral issues or sensory dysfunction that can cause inexplicable reactions to everyday happenings to be confusing and even heartbreaking to endure?  About Sensory Processing Disorder Sensory integration (SI) is the organization of sensory input and sensations to produce… Read more »

Essential Speech Pathology Apps: Prepositions Journey

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Learning prepositions is key for students to develop their abilities to complete tasks and follow directions. A child may struggle with mastering prepositions because their meanings change depending on context or because prepositions are not tangible enough that they can be identified via spontaneous or connected speech. The Prepositions Journey app by Virtual Speech Center,… Read more »

Essential Occupational Therapy Apps: LetterSchool

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“Amazing, I’d say!” This is how the parent of a two- and four-year-old summarized her review of the award-winning occupational therapy app LetterSchool, priced at just $2.99 for iPhones and iPads. “When my four-year-old took interest in writing, she had difficulty replicating letters … She consistently wrote the letters of her name backwards and sometimes… Read more »

Keeping Your Child Attentive During Speech Therapy

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School is back in session and now that the novelty of the first few days or weeks has worn thin, how do successful speech pathologists engage their young students and keep them involved in their ongoing progress throughout the year? The secret is in making therapy fun. Whether your goal is language intervention and improvement,… Read more »

Essential Speech Pathologist Apps: Articulation Games

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Articulation Games by Virtual Speech Center, Inc., is the latest in a series of speech articulation game apps. What sets it apart from its predecessors, as noted by one recent user, is the wider variety of play options offered. And especially in its most recently-launched Version 1.2, Articulation Games provides even better and more sophisticated… Read more »

How to Choose the Right Contract Therapy Staffing Company

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As a speech pathologist, occupational or physical therapist,  you have a variety of career opportunities in multiple settings such as Hospitals, Skilled Nursing Facilities, Home Healthcare, Clinics and Schools. As you zero in on the position that best meets your needs, working with the right contract staffing company is a key strategic step.  The right… Read more »

Occupational Therapy App Talk: Awesome Memory

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Memory is the core of human learning and the root of our ability to function in the day-to-day world. For children with memory difficulties, a day at school can be a source of frustration, boredom and even social isolation. Young students may be labelled as distracted, uncooperative, or combative not because they are unable to… Read more »