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Modifications/ Interventions to Help Children Sit Still in the Classroom

The Summer/Fall survey results have been posted.  Read all about the modifications and interventions that work best according to over 150 pediatric occupational and physical therapists to help students sit still in the classroom.  Based on 175 responses, the #1 intervention to help students sit still was having the teacher incorporate movement into lesson plans. […]

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Brief Movement Breaks Help Children with Glucose Tolerance

The National Institutes of Health completed a research study to determine if interrupting sitting with short, moderate-intensity walking bouts could improve glucose tolerance in 28 healthy, normal weight 7-11 year old children. The children went two times to a  medical center after an overnight fast – (1) one time they remained seated for 3 hours with […]

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Child’s Mind Develops From Movement

I am really excited about a new line of motivational posters that are new to the website.  Each day this week I will highlight one of the new posters.  They are each 11″ x 17″ full color high quality prints on heavy duty paper.  If you need to help motivate your students, clients or yourself […]

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4 FREE Valentine’s Day Printables for OT and PT

Here are 4 free last minute printables for OT and PT to help celebrate Valentine’s Day. 1.  Valentine’s Day Brain Break 2.  Conversation Heart Clothes Pins 3.  Multisensory Handwriting Freebie – Valentine’s Day 4.  Valentine Pencil Critters to cut, fold and create. Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone!!!!


Low Competency in Fundamental Movement Skills

Pediatrics will be publishing research on almost 7000 elementary and high school students in Australia to explore the demographic and health-related characteristics of school-aged children with low competency in fundamental movement skills (FMS). Staff examined each student’s height, weight, and assessed FMS and cardiorespiratory endurance. Demographic and physical activity was measured with a questionnaire. The […]