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Sensory Diet

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Sensory Diet. A sensory diet or planned schedule of stimulating sensory activities is an appropriate treatment intervention for children on the autism spectrum, including those with sensory processing disorder, autism, Asperger's syndrome or...

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Activities for children with sensory problems - by Richard Lindsay - Helium

Sensory integration is the interpretation of the information gathered from our senses.


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10 Examples of Assistive Technology Used for Outdoor Fun!

10 Examples of Assistive Technology Used for Outdoor Fun! | occupational therapy | Scoop.it
  Staying active and enjoying the outdoors is part of any healthy lifestyle. Its been proven that individuals with disabilities flourish physically, mentally, and spiritually when enjoying their favorite outdoor activity.

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Sensory Integration Disorder Treatment: Neurological Thresholds ...

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“Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD, formerly known as “sensory integration dysfunction”) is a condition that exists when sensory signals don't get organized into appropriate responses. A person with SPD finds it difficult to ...

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30 Sensory Bin Activities for Kids…A Small Potatoes Sensory Round-Up!

30 Sensory Bin Activities for Kids…A Small Potatoes Sensory Round-Up! | occupational therapy | Scoop.it
“Memories establish the past; senses perceive the present; imaginations shape the future.”  ~Toba Beta The smalls love sensory play. It’s a fact. And why not? Through their senses...

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27 visual, sensory, and augmentative apps for autism | eSchool News

27 visual, sensory, and augmentative apps for autism | eSchool News | occupational therapy | Scoop.it
With the extremely large number of apps available for iPads, even those for autism are in abundance, and experts say it’s important to know which are most effective for students with different needs.

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Karina Barley - M.Ed.'s curator insight, June 7, 2014 2:08 PM

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Assistive Technology: iReadWrite for iPad-Powerful Tools for Writing

Assistive Technology: iReadWrite for iPad-Powerful Tools for Writing | occupational therapy | Scoop.it

Blog on the topic of assistive technology, eLearning, mind mapping, project management, visual learning, collaborative tools, and educational technology

Posted by Brian Friedlander


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"...It is really exciting to see the traditional publishers of assistive technology jumping into the app marketplace and providing end users with powerful new apps that pack a lot of features. I had the good fortune to be able to review iReadWrite fromTextHelp, Inc. which was recently released and am very impressed with the feature set. This is TextHelp's first foray into the iPad marketplace but they have been long standing publishers of Read Write Gold on the Windows/Mac platform and have a great deal of experience providing students with assistive technology supports...."

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S.R. Salas | SENSORY INTEGRATION (Issue, Impairment, Dysfunction, Disorder…)

S.R. Salas | SENSORY INTEGRATION (Issue, Impairment, Dysfunction, Disorder…) | occupational therapy | Scoop.it

RT @GreggBeratan: SENSORY INTEGRATION - http://t.co/lm3R9T8u8i via @srsalas13


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Assistive Technology and the 1:1 Student

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"Much has been said about the iPad being a revolutionary device for education. There are even education conferences that are dedicated to its use... 60 Minutes ran a piece on how the iPad was being used as an assistive technology with autistic students. This piece was eye opening for many -- it showed the potential for this device as an assistive technology and how it can change learning for students with disabilities or impairments."


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Abi James's curator insight, May 26, 2013 4:37 AM

1 to 1 schemes can be particularly benefitcial to those with special educational needs and disabilities

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A Sensory Paint Bin for Babies…Keeping the Mess Contained, One Baby at a Time!

A Sensory Paint Bin for Babies…Keeping the Mess Contained, One Baby at a Time! | occupational therapy | Scoop.it
“One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making discoveries.”  ~A.A. Milne My regular readers will already know that I run an equal opportunity household whe...

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Autism Tied to Air Pollution, Brain-Wiring Disconnection - Bloomberg

Autism Tied to Air Pollution, Brain-Wiring Disconnection Bloomberg Researchers seeking the roots of autism have linked the disorder to chemicals in air pollution and, in a separate study, found that language difficulties of the disorder may be due...
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