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Category: Speech Therapy

How Sign Language May Be Helpful for Children with Rare Speech Disorder

sign language for apraxia

Researchers from Penn State’s College of Medicine have discovered that using sign language in conjunction with intensive speech therapy may provide better results for children with apraxia.

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Utilizing Pokemon Go in Therapy

pokemon go in therapy

Kids of all ages are talking about Pokemon Go. This is the perfect time to use this popular app within therapy sessions. Sometimes it helps to bring in things that students like to sessions to motivate them in different ways. While Pokemon may not be something that individual kids like, the adventure and excitement surrounding the game keeps them focused and engaged in the process. Here are some ways to work in the use of Pokemon Go in occupation, physical, and speech therapy.

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Preparing for Back to School Speech Therapy

back to school speech therapy

Ready or not, it's time to get ready to go back to school in many parts of the United States. This means that now is the time to make sure that all of your plans and resources for the upcoming school year are set for when you officially begin. Although many may work with students over the summer, August or September will be a fresh start for a new school year. IEP goals will be updated, so it's important to have yourself ready for a smooth transition.

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Much to do about the Increasing Mental Health Needs of Students

mental health in schools

Schools across the United States are seeing an increased number of students with mental health needs. While the focus on academic achievement has increased, educational professionals have noted that outside influences may be affecting what happens in the classroom. Districts are taking more time to investigate issues that are causing stress from outside academics. They are paying close attention to social, emotional, and cultural issues that impact the kids and their mental health.

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Horticultural Therapy in a School Setting

horticultural therapy

Horticultural therapy has been around for a long time. Originally, it was mostly used to help patients with mental illness. As time went on, more therapists noted that there were multiple benefits of working with plants and in gardens. Horticulture therapy is used within rehabilitation, vocational, and community settings like schools. This therapy not only helps students to learn new skills, it is beneficial in many ways. Horticultural therapy may help students to work on social skills, increase cognitive ability, task initiation, and strengthening muscles. For those working with physical therapists on gross motor ability, they often see improvements with coordination, balance, and endurance after horticultural therapy is implemented.

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