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Archive for 2017

Sensory-Friendly Santa Welcomes Kids With Special Needs

Sensory-Friendly Santa Welcomes Kids With Special Needs Shared from Disability Scoop Ally Marotti, Chicago Tribune/TNS | November 30, 2017 Rian Bee helps his foster son Justin, 5, who has autism, as they meet Santa at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg, Ill. (Nancy Stone/Chicago Tribune/TNS) CHICAGO — Hours before Woodfield Mall opened on a recent Sunday morning,…

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Why the Team Behind Sesame Street Created a Character With Autism

The bravest new face on television is a Muppet that doesn’t say much. But she speaks volumes about life on the spectrum. Shared from Smithsonian Ron Suskind Before we get to the matters at hand—including the ways in which we humans judge one another and an energetic puppet with autism named Julia—let’s consider the current value…

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Tips for Getting Sensory Kids to Wear Winter Clothes

Below, you will find information on the tactile sensory system and how tactile challenges to the sensory system can result in difficulties tolerating clothing textures. The strategies below are helpful tips for getting sensory kids to wear winter clothes. Tips for Getting Sensory Kids to Wear Winter Clothes The Tactile Sensory System is one of…

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Is It Time to Diversify Your Collaborative Portfolio?

Written by our wonderful SLP, Truvine Walker, M.Ed.,CCC-SLP/L and shared from Successful Practices blog. http://www.successfulpracticeslp.com/my-blog/153-is-it-time-to-diversify-your-collaborative-portfolio As SLPs many of us know the importance of diversity and inclusion when working with students; however, we probably don’t think about it as much when working with other professionals. I will admit that for years, my professional collaborative portfolio…

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ASHA’s Response to Hurricane Harvey

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has temporarily suspended all necessary statutes and rules to allow licensed health care providers (including audiologists and SLPs) who are employed by a hospital and who are in good standing in another state to practice in Texas to assist with tropical storm Harvey disaster response operations! ASHA continues to monitor the…

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HOW ARE YOU DOING WITH YOUR HEALTH AND LONGEVITY?

Take this simple test to find out and get easy to implement ideas to improve your health and possible add years to your life. http://apps.bluezones.com/vitality/ Calculate your: Biological Age Overall Life Expectancy Healthy Life Expectancy Years you’re gaining/losing because of your habits http://apps.bluezones.com/happiness/ They measure: How you remember your life How you experience your life…

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