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Utilizing Pokemon Go in Therapy

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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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Autism Awareness Month Feature: My Son Has Autism

Autism Awareness Month is soon to wrap up. As we approach the month of May, we hope to continue spreading awareness about this often misunderstood condition. The autism spectrum is vast and it can be difficult to truly understand everyone who identifies as autistic. But understanding even just one person on the spectrum... that can be a difference-maker. That's why we set out to talk to people whose lives have been changed by autism. Today, we are interviewing Angel whose son was diagnosed with autism at age 4.

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Changes in Early Autism Education

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Schools across the country are seeing more autistic students within their classrooms. The increase in children that have a diagnosis within autism spectrum is not new, but it requires schools to focus on this growing population of their students. This also means that educators and therapists are trying to balance time to reach all of the students that need their support.

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Could Your School Use a Light Therapy Overhaul?

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The winter is long in many parts of the United States. Not only are students trying to stay warm in many locations, but their bodies are craving sunlight. Some children need to get up and go to school when it is still dark outside, or leave buildings as the sun is setting. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a reality for students and can impact how they learn when at school.

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Kids with Migraines Can Benefit from Behavioral Therapy

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A recent research study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association has found that behavioral therapy in conjunction with medication can reduce the number of migraines that children and adolescents suffer.

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