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Autism Awareness Month began on Sunday, April 1. My son Doug's birthday is April 1.
The fifth annual World Autism Awareness Day was April 2. World Autism Awareness Day ''aims to increase people's awareness about people, especially children, with autism. The day often features educational events for teachers, health care workers and parents, as ...
Happy spring! This week is ''R'' week at our school, and one of the themes the children are learning about is the rainforest. Tropical Ice Cream is a fabulously delicious recipe that the occupational therapist at our school created. The dish turned out to be a fun, educational and wonderful sensory experience for even our pickiest of ...
to ''B'' week at our school, where the focus has been on beans, beads, bears and
the color brown!
our speech and language group lesson this week, we made our own very round and
very delicious ''Brown Bear'' face. I developed the idea after I Googled ''bear
recipes for kids'' and a polar
bear recipe came up! It requires a rice ...
Schools are closed this week and little ones are home for
the holidays! Today's post includes some new ideas to keep them occupied as
well as some flashbacks to posts from the past!
If you're staying in for New Years Eve this year with your
little ones, why not plan out a fun, kid-friendly dinner that they can both
help you make and ...
At the preschool where I work, we teach about the
three holidays of Hanukkah, Kwanza and Christmas during the month of December.
As you may or may not know, each holiday has various foods that are an
important part of the core celebration, just as turkey is a key part of any
traditional Thanksgiving meal.
Last December I shared two ...
week, I began discussing deficits in memory, orientation, attention, reasoning
and problem solving that directly impact a patient's ability to participate in
meals safely and efficiently for adequate PO intake. This is the second part of
Eliminate radios, televisions and
Thanksgiving and Christmas approach, I realize that many families and
caregivers, as well as staff, struggle to include the elderly patient with
swallowing or cognitive-communication impairments in the holiday celebrations.
If Mom or Dad have swallowing or memory deficits, it definitely impacts the
celebration. It's awkward to talk ...
Today I have two fun activities that can be easily
incorporated into your Thanksgiving curriculum sessions!
OUR THANKSGIVING TABLE
First is a language-based lesson that talks all about
''What We Eat On Thanksgiving Day!'' Using boardmaker pictures, I put together a
sentence strip that reads, ''I EAT ____ ON
THANKSGIVING DAY,'' and ...
good relationship with the dietary manager can make your life as a SLP so much
easier! Throughout my day, I probably have five to ten interactions with
dietary staff -- from requesting trial meals for diet texture analysis, to
updating diet texture or liquid consistency, to correcting errors during meals
-- and the outcome and tone of ...
Here is a timeless fall treat that is both half healthy
(made with apples!) and is easy to make in a classroom therapy setting! Enjoy!
1 14 oz bag of caramels
1 tablespoon of water
Spray butter for greasing
Foods for dipping (e.g., crushed Oreos, crushed M&M's,
You will ...