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Diagnosis of ADHD On the Rise

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[Source:  Science Daily] The number of American children leaving doctors’ offices with an attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) diagnosis has risen 66 percent in 10 years, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study.
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5 Infant-Friendly Places in the Chicago North Suburbs

5 Infant-Friendly Places in the Chicago North Suburbs | Therapy Blogs | Scoop.it
As pediatric therapists in Glenview, Highland Park and Bucktown, we are always looking for child friendly places to suggest to our clients.  Below is a list of five infant friendly places for parents to try out with their kids!
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“Dementiaville: How an experimental new town is taking the...

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“Dementiaville: How an experimental new town is taking the elderly back to their happier and healthier pasts with astonishing results”
At Hogewey, the patients seem alert, engaged, happy.
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Home Alone: How To Know When Your Children Are Ready

Home Alone: How To Know When Your Children Are Ready | Therapy Blogs | Scoop.it
Deciding when your child is ready to stay home alone can be challenging.  Some young children may insist that they are ready before you think they are, whereas some teenagers may feel nervous even though you feel confident in their abilities.
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OT Tools for Public Schools

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We made our clouds!  The elementary students loved 'em.  One student was able to manage the eye dropper pretty well to add the diluted food coloring to the shaving cream, but the other students needed a little assistance.  Squirting the shaving...
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Part Three: Ten Commandments For Educators Who Teach Kids on the Autism Spectrum

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1) Thou shall not perceive me as a diagnosis.  It is not true that once you have worked with an autistic child,  you have worked with them all.
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iPhone and iPad apps to Promote Reading and Language Development

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The number of iPhone and iPad apps related to speech and language continues to grow every day! This can be both exciting and overwhelming, however. That’s where I come in.
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Spring Flowers

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I am inspired by spring to make some flower activities for young children. The 3-5 year old will enjoy lacing these. Older children may be able to use the hole puncher, draw the outline and cut away the extra contact paper.
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In Mouse Model Of Rett Syndrome, Bone Marrow Transplant Arrests Symptoms

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A paper published online in Nature describes the results of using bone marrow transplant (BMT) to replace faulty immune system cells in models of Rett Syndrome.
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SLP Corner: A Therapist’s Mantras for Early Intervention

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by Kim Rowe, MA, CCC-SLP As early interventionists we know all about providing family-centered services. We know that having a child’s family involved and contributing to his treatment plan makes for better outcomes.
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Book for Week 25

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Get ready to wear some green!  We’re talking about St. Patrick’s day this week.  The book covers different symbols that are seen or read about on St.
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Celebrate OT Month

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Thanks to all the therapists who submitted their answer to the question:I love occupational therapy because...You can print a picture of either picture or both at YourTherapySource.com to hang up to celebrate OT month in April.
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Swish Game For Visual Perception

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Have you heard of the game Swish? I ran across it during one of my extensive internet surfing expeditions, and it looked so unique that I had to give it a try.

The game consists of clear cards that have colored spots and colored circles.
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Cerebral Palsy In Children – Innovative Intervention Evaluated

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[Source:  Medical News Today] A five year old girl named Lauren, who suffers with cerebral palsy (CP), has been participating with her parents in an ongoing study that measures the functional effects of baclofen pump (an implant that helps loosen ...
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Feel Good Story of the Week: Oldest Man with Down Syndrome who ‘Defied Medical Odds’ Lives to 83

Feel Good Story of the Week: Oldest Man with Down Syndrome who ‘Defied Medical Odds’  Lives to 83 | Therapy Blogs | Scoop.it
Editor’s Note:  Usually, an obituary wouldn’t be cause for the ‘Feel Good Story’ of the week, but read about Mr. Bert Holbrook (and look at his picture!) you will smile and agree!
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Yoga - Yes or No?

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I have always had a love-hate relationship with Yoga.  I personally don't believe in the "spiritual" side of Yoga, but believe that it helps with isometric strengthening, balance, and flexibility.  I know many people who swear by Yoga and go to...
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Cell Phones: When Should Your Child Get One?

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Now that my oldest child is eleven, a “tween”, the subject of getting a cell phone is slowly creeping into conversations in our home. She insists that she needs a cell phone because she will be walking to junior high school next year.
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Families of Kids with Autism Earn Less

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Adriana Lara, a mother in Hutto, Texas, is not able to work because her 5-year old son Joshua has autism.
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Therapist Resource of the Week: The Best Speech-Language Blogs from A to Z

Therapist Resource of the Week:  The Best Speech-Language Blogs from A to Z | Therapy Blogs | Scoop.it
Last week PediaStaff was honored to be featured in ASHAsphere with an article we wrote listing our favorite Speech and Language Blogs ‘from A to Z’.   Many of these blogs are very appropriate for parents and guardians as well, so … Continue reading...
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Hand Out for School: Adolescents with DCD

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Here is another great hand out from CanChild to print and share with school staff that work with adolescents with developmental coordination disorder (DCD).
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Using Classroom Puzzles to Improve Fine Motor Skills

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Here is a video of two students in elementary grades, using single inset puzzle pieces to improve bilateral coordination, pencil grasp and motor planning.March Puzzle Madness ...
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Mouse Study Suggests that Cell Phone Radiation Exposure Affects Offspring Brain Development

Mouse Study Suggests that Cell Phone Radiation Exposure Affects Offspring Brain Development | Therapy Blogs | Scoop.it
[Source: Science Daily] Editor’s Note:  There will surely be controversy as to whether the results of this study extrapolate to humans, but it is certainly something to watch.
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Better Clouds Than Mine!

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Wish I had seen this when we did our cloud activity in the winter!  This is way more cool!
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OT in DC and common sense

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So the great team at AOTA's Federal Affairs branch has made a blog on OTC entitled "OT in DC." It has been very good thus far, and I wanted to make sure to share this post on why documentation is important- "How We Say It Matters." To me, that...
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Bunnies in the Grass Game

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One of the first years I was working I bought the game Ants in the Pants. My three year olds had a hard time with it but some of my four year olds and older students really loved trying to get the ants in the pants!
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