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Back to School Tips
August 22, 2014 2:30 PM by Wendy Spoor-Hof
I can't believe how fast this summer has flown by. I can remember when I was a kid and it felt like the summer went on forever. So slow that by the end of it I was ready to go back to school, if you can believe that! My oldest started his junior year Read More...
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Childhood Depression
August 15, 2014 9:00 AM by Wendy Spoor-Hof
When I heard that Robin Williams had passed away my heart broke. When I learned that he had been suffering from severe depression and committed suicide my heart shattered. Depression - an often misunderstood disease. A disease that is not easy for those Read More...
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Gift Ideas for Children with Special Needs
November 7, 2013 8:50 AM by Wendy Spoor-Hof
Well it's that time of year again. The holidays are right around the corner. As a Birth-to-Three provider I am often asked if I have any suggestions on what gifts would be appropriate for the children I work with. My first suggestion is to think about Read More...
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Back to School Routines
August 27, 2013 3:10 PM by Wendy Spoor-Hof
I, for one, do not know where this summer has gone. I don't know if it seemed to fly by because we had so much going on each weekend or if it was actually shorter due to the number of snow days we had to make up for this year. Whatever the reason there Read More...
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Coming (really) Soon! Backpack Awareness Day
September 10, 2012 12:09 PM by Cecilia Cruse
September is just rushing by! I meant to get out this reminder earlier but there is still time to get in on the action if you act quickly! The 3 rd Wednesday in September of each year is designated Backpack Awareness Day so this year it falls next week Read More...
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Medicaid Billing in School Based Practice
August 24, 2012 4:47 PM by Cecilia Cruse
Last week I had the great pleasure of giving a guest in-service for a team of school based OTs and PTs as part of a series of meetings during their back to school planning days. The speaker before me gave a review on this school system's Medicaid billing Read More...
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Successful Strategies for a Collaborative Team: Part 1
August 13, 2012 2:52 PM by Cecilia Cruse
For many years I taught a seminar entitled " Making the Grade in School Based Therapy ." The course was designed for OT's and PT's transitioning from a hospital or clinic setting to school based services. Understanding the differences between the medical Read More...
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Friday Fun: Top 10 Reasons to Work in the School System
August 10, 2012 1:37 PM by Cecilia Cruse
August already!..which means back to school for many therapists employed in public/private school settings. In the spirit of David Letterman's Top Ten List, here are 10 fun reasons we work in schools: 10. You get to sit and work in those tiny little chairs! Read More...
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A Trying Few Weeks - How Did You Survive Them?
September 7, 2011 11:45 PM by Wendy Hof
So, how is everyone doing? First we've had some rather interesting weather conditions on the East Coast and right after that we found ourselves sending the kids back to school. Did everyone do ok during the storms? Remember to fill that bathtub, get batteries Read More...
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Strategies to Ease the Stress of Back to School Shopping ...
August 25, 2011 12:11 AM by Wendy Hof
So with school just around the corner my kids have already started to think about what they will be looking for when we go back to school shopping. They know right where they want to get this shirt or those shorts and let's not forget the sneakers! My Read More...
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Red to Red, Blue to Blue - Homework Organization
August 15, 2011 1:30 AM by Wendy Hof
I can't tell you how many times my son use to come home from school, sit down to do his homework, and then realize he grabbed the wrong notebook to go with the subject he had homework in. This would usually mean a trip back to school to get the stuff Read More...
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August Brings Back To School Strategies ...
August 8, 2011 1:31 AM by Wendy Hof
I can't believe how quickly this summer is flying by. I do remember as a child my parents would always say that as you get older the time flies by much quicker but I never believed it. How could time go by faster? What did my parents know any way? LOL Read More...
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