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Learning Disabilities History | Evolution of LD Terms, Perception - NCLD

Learning Disabilities History | Evolution of LD Terms, Perception - NCLD | OT Thoughts | Scoop.it
Learning Disabilities History – How has special education and the perception of LD evolved since the 1960s? See our timeline of LD history and terminology. (Summer is a great time for reflection.
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How Does Writing Affect Your Brain? [infographic]

How Does Writing Affect Your Brain? [infographic] | OT Thoughts | Scoop.it
Today’s infographic informs us that storytellers have the power to “plant emotions, thoughts, and ideas into the brain of the listener.”
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This is a great article. I've kept a diary since I was 13 years old :))) writing down thoughts and feelings really does help to relax / de-stressed
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33 Super Speech and Language iPad Apps

33 Super Speech and Language iPad Apps | OT Thoughts | Scoop.it
Teachers With Apps brings you 33 super speech and language iPad apps for home, classroom, or the therapist's office.
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Why French Kids Don't Have ADHD

Why French Kids Don't Have ADHD | OT Thoughts | Scoop.it
French children don't need medications to control their behavior.
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Impact on OT service - very interesting
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#OTalk2US June 3rd 2013. Guest Host Brock Cook: Exploring Digital Tech Tools for OT Practice

#OTalk2US June 3rd 2013. Guest Host Brock Cook: Exploring Digital Tech Tools for OT Practice | OT Thoughts | Scoop.it
Special thanks to our guest host Brock Cook and to all participants. 349,720 Impressions 456 Tweets 32 Participants Involved ... Top resources ... http://t.co/rLhMN8BcU4 http://t.co/DkuAW8pi...
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Great chat on the use of digital tools for OT. Thanks to everyone who shared resources. Lovely to talk to new peeps :)
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Benefits of iPads for Seniors | Mental Itch

Take a peek at the surprising benefits of the iPad for the older folks (Benefits of iPads for Seniors http://t.co/C8BcJxI2PR)
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This is a great article to explain the benefits of iPads for people with LD too.
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App Review: Speech FlipBook

App Review: Speech FlipBook | OT Thoughts | Scoop.it
When I heard about Tactus Therapy's new App, Speech FlipBook, I was immediately intrigued.  As a pediatric therapist, I am always on the lookout for new tools that will allow me to be a more efficient therapist, and I suspected that the Speech...

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Microsoft comparison site pits iPad against Windows tablets

Microsoft comparison site pits iPad against Windows tablets | OT Thoughts | Scoop.it
Microsoft has launched a site pitting the specs of its Windows tablets against Apple's iPad.

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Anatomy in occupational therapy program curriculum: Practitioners' perspectives - Schofield - 2013 - Anatomical Sciences Education - Wiley Online Library

Anatomy in occupational therapy program curriculum: Practitioners' perspectives - Schofield - 2013 - Anatomical Sciences Education - Wiley Online Library | OT Thoughts | Scoop.it
NEW Anatomy in occupational therapy program curriculum: Practitioners' perspectives http://t.co/LsYHAqvH7y
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#OTalk - Carer Engagement - 11th June 2013

As it is carers week the #OTalk team thought it would be a good idea to explore how we as Occupational Therapist engage with carers. -- Created using PowToon...
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I will be joining is as the carets lead for BAOT eastern team. Can't wait.
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'Sensory-Focused' Autism Therapy Shows Early Promise – WebMD

'Sensory-Focused' Autism Therapy Shows Early Promise – WebMD | OT Thoughts | Scoop.it
In small study, parents used variety of methods to stimulate boys' senses
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App of the week #1: Too Noisy! - theLKgeek

App of the week #1: Too Noisy! - theLKgeek | OT Thoughts | Scoop.it
Too Noisy! is an app I recently came across and immediately fell in love with. It's one of the simplest and best apps that I have on my iPad.
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Does technology harm toddlers?

Does technology harm toddlers? | OT Thoughts | Scoop.it
Should parents worry if pre-school children love fiddling with their smart phone? Recent research suggests touch screens suit the way children interact with the world and could benefit learning.
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Photo by rebeccaschinsky • Instagram

Cafe that takes orders through iPads = we live in the future, with a bunch of cranky people who don't know what to do.
rebeccaschinsky's photo on Instagram (RT @RebeccaSchinsky: Cafe that takes orders through iPads = we live in the future, with a bunch of cranky people who don't… http://t.co/vRsH9LAQb3)...
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Must share with my OT team - this demonstrates the importance for OT to understand the use of technology to enable participation in occupation :)
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4 Steps For Helping Teens With Learning Disabilities | Friendship ...

4 Steps For Helping Teens With Learning Disabilities | Friendship ... | OT Thoughts | Scoop.it
Here are four simple steps that can help a teen with learning and behavior issues.
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8 Studies Show iPads in the Classroom Improve Education

8 Studies Show iPads in the Classroom Improve Education | OT Thoughts | Scoop.it
Check out just how much of an influence studies show iPads in the classroom are having on education.

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Kristina Hollis's curator insight, June 1, 2013 2:12 AM

Great to see data and stats on the improvements iPads can bring to the classroom

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A place to talk leadership #OTalk

A place to talk leadership #OTalk | OT Thoughts | Scoop.it
I was invited to deliver the prestigious College of Occupational Therapy (COT), Dr Elizabeth Casson Memorial Lecture at this years conference on the 19th June #COT2013.  I relooked at the literatur...

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