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Therapists as Advocates for Physical Activity in Children - including  a FREE hand-out, 10 Simple
Activities to Encourage Physical Activity in the Classroom
10 Things They Don't Teach You In School - learning on the job as a school based therapist
Abbreviations - a short list of common abbreviations in special education
Sitting - What Should We Be Avoiding? - informative article written by Carol K. Sheats PT, OCS on the
importance of proper sitting posture for school children
ADHD and Brain Development:  Recent Research and Commentary  posted on 11/14/07 regarding new
research by the National Institutes of Health.  Read and add your comments.
Updated 5/1/09 FDA Report on Botox Use in Children with Cerebral Palsy - must read for any therapists who
work with children who receive botox injections
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Bulk Up The Brain - The Benefits of Bringing Physical Activity into the Classroom - informative article by
Margaret Rice PT (owner of Your Therapy Source Inc) printed in ADVANCE on the brain boosting benefits of exercise
during the school day.
OT PRODUCT FOCUS - Easieeaters - great article written by Kelly Klemmer OT on getting her adapted utensils from
idea to the mass market.  
Developing Clinical Skills in Assistive Technology - by Michelle L. Lange OTR  Need to learn more about
assistive tech but not sure where to start.  Check this article out.
Cuttables and Traceables, New Aids to Teach Basic Cutting and Tracing Skills-
By:  Elisabeth A. Wharton, MOTR/L.  Check out this article on a great new OT product created by an OT.
Deep Pressure Sensory Input -
By:  Nancy Hylton, PT, LO and Katy K. Schoos PT, MHS, PCS  Informative article on the SPIO, flexible compression
bracing.
SI Quiz:  Test your sensory integration knowledge with this fun quiz.
Interview Tips for School Based Therapists:  Informative article for school therapist's in the job market written by
Heidi Kay at PediaStaff
Research on Self Regulation in Children:  Article on self regulation as a predictor of academic abilities in children.  
Also offers suggested activities to encourage self regulation from prominent researchers.
 
Play For All:  article written in ADVANCE for PT by Margaret Rice PT on combining universal design and motor learning
during play time.
Family TV Watching and Autism:  by Eileen Parker.  Check out this article about simple rules and tips for people with
sensory processing disorder and television watching.
Twitter for Therapists:  Not sure what Twitter is or how to use it?  Read this article on getting started with Twitter.
2010 Pediatric Therapy Product Awards:  Check out the results from the survey about your favorite therapy products
and resources.
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