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In the Birth to 3 Program in which I work, we are often encouraged to move beyond the home when delivering services. Conducting therapy sessions outside of the child's living space allows several exciting things to happen: therapists can see if the child is able to carry over learned skills, parents can observe and learn about their child in a new ...
Happy Summer Everyone!
As you may or may not know, I just gave birth to our second beautiful little baby girl just two short weeks ago on June 11th. Today, I decided to try for the first time taking both children out together on my own. My older daughter is just four months shy of turning 3 and as you can imagine has a ton of energy, so I have ...
A few weeks ago we had a visit from Greener Partners, which isthe local farm that comes to visit our students about once a month. I wanted toshare with you the most recent recipe they made with us because it was sodelicious, and the kids really enjoyed both making it and eating it. Sunflowerseeds are the main foundation of this yummy treat and are ...
This week is the
second part of my interview with Helen Vadala, MS, OTL, an occupational therapist
working and supervising in both the homecare and preschool settings in Delaware
County in Pennsylvania.
continues as we look at the recent changes in homecare and how budget cuts are
affecting early intervention, as well as ...
Join me today for my interview with my friend and colleague, Helen Vadala, MS, OTL, who, as you will see, wears many hats. She works and supervises within both the homecare and the preschool setting and will share her views and insights about the realities of working in early intervention in 2011.
Stephanie: Hi Helen. Thank you so much for ...
I would like to begin today's post
by saying I hope all the dads out there who take the time to read this blog had
a wonderful Father's Day this past Sunday! Every once in a while we have a
father write in and I always enjoy listening to their perspective. Dads are
invaluable to the development of their children and moms really need their ...
Last week at school we made homemade lemonade as part of our refreshing summertime perfect-for-the-beach recipes! Making the lemonade was a ton of fun for all the children! I've included pictures today so you can see some of the fun kid-friendly tools we used.
To make homemade lemonade, you will need:
A juicer (I used a ''mini citrus ...
In our county, early intervention services run from 0-5, and children receive their 3-5 year old services in an academic preschool setting. Once children turn five, they are then eligible to go on to kindergarten. As that time approaches, families attend what we call a ''transition meeting'' within their school district. From there begins the ...
Although this blog post will not get posted onto the site
until Tuesday, May 10th, I am writing it two days before on Sunday
night as I so often do before the Tuesday posting. Today was Mother's Day, 2011,
and here in the northeast section of the U.S. the sun was shining, the sky was
a bright blue, and we enjoyed a glorious Sunday with dear ...
This past week I made a special trip with a family I have known for a few years now to visit our county audiologist. I worked with this family in homecare and now work with the little girl in our preschool setting. She has had an extensive history of ear infections and is on her third set of inner ear tubes.
Six months ago, the family visited ...