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3 Evidence Based Reasons to Incorporate Movement into Classroom Instruction

Evidence Based Reasons to Incorporate Movement into Classroom Instruction

Here are 3 evidence based reasons why teachers should incorporate movement into classroom instruction: increases student interest, motivation (Vazou et al., 2012), and learning (Braniff, 2011). improves content knowledge, skills, and test scores in core subjects such as mathematics and reading fluency (Adams-Blair & Oliver, 2011; Erwin, Fedewa, & Ahn, 2013; Browning et al., 2014). […]

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New Book on Idiopathic Toe Walking

Taming Idiopathic Toe Walking Ebook

Renowned Occupational Therapist, Ileana S. McCaigue, OTR/L  and author of Typical Classroom Sensory-Based Problem Behaviors & Suggested Therapeutic Interventions and Autism Sleeps™, has written a new book entitled Taming Idiopathic Toe Walking: A Treatment Guide for Parents and Therapists.  This new book provides a non-invasive, efficient and effective sensory treatment strategy for children and adolescents that display atypical toe […]

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Balance and Coordination of Boys with Intellectual Disability

Balance and Coordination of Boys with Intellectual Disability

Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly published research examining the balance and coordination of 123 boys (ages 8-18) with intellectual disability (ID) but without Down syndrome.  The Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency (BOT-2) was used to measure 6 items for balance, 5 items for upper limb coordination, and 6 items for bilateral coordination. The results indicated the […]

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Influence of Time Pressure on Handwriting in Children with ASD

Influence of Time Pressure on Handwriting in Children with ASD

Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders published research on the influence of time pressure on the handwriting of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  The purpose of the current study was to determine the handwriting profile of children with ASD across both non-speeded and speeded conditions, with particular focus on spacing difficulties and handwriting errors. In […]

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Where is the Therapist Clip Charts

Where is the therapist Clip CHart

Check out these adorable, new Where is the Therapist clip charts to indicate where you are in the school building.  Therapists are frequently traveling throughout the school from classroom to classroom or traveling from school to school.  These signs will certainly come in handy for when school staff needs to ask a question or stop […]

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Food Tactile Play and Food Preferences

Tactile Play and Food Preferences

As parents and teachers, how many times have you said to children, “stop playing with your food”? There is evidence based research indicating an association between food tactile play and food preferences in children.  A recent experimental study examining preschool children and their parents, indicated that children in a sensory fruits and vegetable play condition […]

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Sensory Profiles of Children in the General Population

Sensory Profiles of Children in the General Population

Child: Care,Health and Development published research on sensory profiles of children in the general population.  The cross-sectional study used a large sample of 3-14 year old children (n = 1132) gathered from a larger study of the reliability and validity of the Sensory Profile 2nd Edition.  The community sample included children with and without developmental conditions.  The researchers […]

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Prewriting Lines and Strokes Hot Air Balloon

Prewriting Activity Page Hot Air Balloon Freebie

Complete this picture of the hot air balloon while practicing prewriting lines and strokes.  This is a free printable that you can download below to practice diagonal and curved lines.  It is from the Prewriting Handwriting Activity Pages packet.  After the child completes the picture, he/she can color or paint it. DOWNLOAD PREWRITING LINES AND […]