Tips on Pencil Grasp Development

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A child’s ability to color within the lines, trace a shape or draw simple pictures are the building blocks for handwriting skills to be used throughout their lives. They need to move progressively through different stages of pencil grasp mastery as an important aspect of their early development. Each stage depends on the strength and… Read more »

How Occupational Therapy Can Help with Homework

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Every child is different – and each approaches school issues including homework, in different ways. Occupational therapists understand and can accurately identify a child’s strengths, as well as the underlying reasons why they struggle in certain areas. Most importantly, a qualified OT can give a young student the tools they need to succeed. Occupational therapy… Read more »

Top Apps for Speech Therapists: Verb News

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Kids and iPads. Playing news anchor. Interactive, fun activities. What better way to master verb tenses that can otherwise be boring and difficult? Created by a certified speech and language pathologist, Verb News is a dynamic new app for students to learn and practice verbs in the simple present, present continuous, simple past and simple… Read more »

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 »

What to Look for in a Pediatric Therapy Staffing Company

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As a speech language pathologist myself, I’m aware of the challenges that come with finding the right pediatric therapy staffing company. When you’re first starting out, there may be a few things you haven’t thought to look for or that you may not even be aware of. Throughout your career, you’ll take mental notes of… Read more »