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Adapted Physical Education

Adapted Physical Education: Definition, Benefits & Specialists

Physical education is one of the most important parts of a child’s development. Scientists now know that physical activity shapes our brains as well as our bodies thanks to the neural connections between our muscles and our brains. Better physical education is associated with better outcomes for people with learning disabilities, and better health outcomes later in life.

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Best States for Special Education Teachers

Special education is a vital part of the American schools’ system, ensuring children in locations around the country receive education tailored to their specific requirements. Special Education Teachers are one of the most important cogs in that machine, but where in the country offers the best opportunities for these hard-working professionals?

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Pros and Cons of Outsourcing Education Services: Occupational Therapy

Outsourcing education services is simply when a school district hires an outside agency to provide specialized education for their school. These services can vary from teaching through technology such as teletherapy, or simply bringing in outside school professionals to provide speech-language pathology, school psychology, and much more. In this article, we focused on the pros and cons of specifically outsourcing occupational therapy.

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Why Recess Is Important For Children

For many children, recess is the most important part of their day. The easiest way to upset a student is to take their recess away from them. While children may seem overly enamored with their beloved recess, there is overwhelming science that supports the importance of recess in a school. Read on and find out the plethora of benefits that recess has for children.

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What is the Difference Between Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy?

Occupational therapy and physical therapy are often confused because both are methods of treating disease, injury or disability that do not involve medication. What do physical therapists do? They help improve patients' quality of life by prescribing certain exercises and providing hands-on care and patient education. For each patient, a physical therapist develops a treatment plan that helps them prevent injuries or manage their conditions, helping them to move better, reduce pain and restore function.  What do occupational therapists do? They help people improve their ability to accomplish daily activities through exercises, environmental changes, and customized interventions. With each patient, an occupational therapist provides an evaluation to determine goals, then develops an intervention plan to help the person improve their ability to perform daily activities and meet their goals. 

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