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Tactile Defensiveness (think steel wool)
Steel Wool, Processing Challenge, Wool Understanding
Tactile Defensiveness (think steel wool); understanding this tactile processing challenge.
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Eye tracking & Reading easier
Book Club, Boys Reading, Teaching Ideas, Classroom Ideas, Children Reading, Children S Book, Language Arts
Here is a link to order from Scholastic Book Clubs. Using my educator's code, you are able to order online with FREE shipping. It benefits me by giving me 'bonus' points that I can redeem for books for my class. I cannot endorse all material on this site. I can tell you that there are 'leveled' reading books that are very reasonably priced.
Suggestions for language arts adaptations for students with visual impairments.
Cliffhanger Book Club Alexandria, Virginia #Kids #Events
Whole brain teaching ideas
Expert advice on children’s books & reading, arts & crafts, activities & school achievement. View the parent’s newsletter, articles, & weekly picks for Preschool, Grade School, & Middle School.
Every summer, Ken Setterington and Michele Landsberg come up with an ultimate children's reading list. Setterington is an author and former librarian, while Landsberg has published several books on children and reading. Together they bring more than 60 years of experience in the children's book scene to the book
This shortened version of the tall tale of Rip Van Winkle is appropriate for Cub Scouts
Happy OT New Year! – Occupational Therapy Consulting, LLC – Advanced skills, specialized assessment & consultation
Year 2013, Happy New Years, Years Wishing, Latest Wallpapers, 2013 Happy
*******HAPPY NEW YEARS******* Wishing you Health and Prosperity in 2013 #morning #fresh #market #inspiringcarlos
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Happy new years to all !!!
Happy new year 2013
Happy New Year!!!
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The gift of silence
Yoga Help, Yoga Fitness, Diet Weightloss, Workout Fitness, Bestdiet Loseweight, Loseweight Diet, Weightloss Loseweight
10 Tips for Exercising Safely #diet #workout #fitness #weightloss #loseweight #diet #weightloss #burnfat #bestdiet #loseweight #diets
According to the Mayo Clinic, the average person weighing 150 pounds burns approximately 240 calories in a regular hour-long Yoga session. Compared to an intensive aerobic workout, where the same person would burn approximately 360 calories, Yoga may not seem like the silver bullet to weight loss. http://cafetruth.com/articles/can-yoga-help-with-weight-loss/
Can Yoga Help With Weight Loss? http://losingweighthq.com has the advice you need to lose weight
Can Yoga Help With Weight Loss? Want to lose weight? http://losingweighthq.com has the answers!
Can Yoga Help With Weight Loss? For weight loss tips and advice try http://losingweighthq.com
10 Tips for Exercising Safely #diet #workout #fitness #weightloss #loseweight
One of my favourite yoga poses, and I dont know why
Yoga Poses for Cancer - How Yoga Helps Cancer Patients - Nadi Shodhan & Ujjayi Pranayama
Scissor Skills: Under-rated but highly utilized #child development
Finemotor, Fine Motor Skills, Ot Ideas, Ot Kids, Teaching Learning Ideas, Preschool Fine, Child Preschool Ot
Fairmont Blog: CHALK TALK: preparing your child for kindergarten, part 3 - developing fine motor skills
You've reached the end of your science fair project. Now it is time to create a display to explain your project to the science fair visitors and judges. This article is the last in a series of 10 which walks a student and his parent through creating a science fair project.
Fine Motor Skills in First Grade: Cutting, Writing, and Other Intricate Little Tasks
Info and tips for fine motor skills in 1st grade
creating a science fair project, the science mom
preschool fine (small) motor skills
First Grade Fine Motor Skills
Creating a Science Fair Project Step 10 – Create Your Display
Fine motor skills are one of the most important areas to develop in first grade. Learn how to help children master the skills they'll need for good writing.
#OT or Expensive Playdate?
Dough Recipe, Teachers Pet, For Kids, Kindergarten Preschool, Teacher S Pet, Pet Peeve, Kid Craft
Homemade Play Dough Recipes
Kindergarten & Preschool for Parents & Teachers: Cure a Kinder Teacher's Pet Peeve
This silky playdough craft is smooth like bought playdough. Find more crafts for kids and arts and crafts for littlies with this kids craft slideshow.
Single Mom, Parenting Tips, Healthy Relationships, Life Lessons, Of The, Kid Stuff, Mother'S Day, Kidstuff
Happy Mother's Day Special! 20% OFF your retail purchase of $50 or more. code: MOTH20 www.liviaskincare.com
Creative Mother’s Day Ideas for Church - These have church themes so don't freak out when you hear them. The "In Her Steps" video is truly beautiful! Made me tear up!
“A mother’s memories can never be erased from her heart.” - Jenifer Jude. A friendly reminder that Mother’s Day is only a little over a week away!
Last Video - Creative Mother’s Day Ideas for Church
Creative Mother’s Day Ideas. Some good videos.
Diseño para el dia de la madre
I’m a big fan of positive discipline. It works to create a respectful relationship with your child. Recent studies have shown that children have an instinctual need and desire to connect with others, especially their parents or caregivers. This connection is often hurt by negative discipline and power struggles. Children learn by example, so it’s best to treat them how you expect them to treat others. This also teaches them valuable life and social skills. To create a respectful, healthy relationship with your child, positive discipline is needed to teach mutual respect and to grow a close bond with each other. Here are some great alternatives to punishment that will hopefully make your connection with your child stronger. 1. Look for underlying needs as the reason your child is acting out. For example: Low blood sugar, tiredness, or boredom. Try to address those needs without getting angry at or punishing your child. We all get a little grumpy sometimes. 2. Ask your child what they are feeling and REALLY listen to them. A lot of the time children just want to be acknowledged. Feelings should ALWAYS be accepted. It is never wrong for someone to feel the way they feel. It is, however, wrong if they act out those feelings in a harmful way. Children need to be taught how to deal with their strong emotions and given alternatives to get their anger out, such as crying or hitting a pillow. 3. Explain reasons why they can’t do something. It doesn’t help your child much when they just hear “no” with no reasons or alternatives. For example: If your child colors on the wall, explain why we only color on paper. Or if you don’t want them to tear apart your living room to build a fort, don’t simply tell them no. Tell them where they can build a fort. 4. Give choices rather than commands. Children feel empowered when they make decisions for themselves. They will also usually do things more willingly when it was their decision. Example: ask them if they want to brush their teeth or get their pajamas on first. 5. Let natural consequences occur (when appropriate). Don’t always rescue your child from everything or they won’t realize what happens if they do something wrong (within safe measure of course). But don’t create artificial consequences. It can be a valuable life lesson and punishment in itself to have something happen naturally. Example: Your child won’t hang up their wet swimsuit and realize it’s all soggy the next day. 6. Remove your child from the situation and stay with them. Sometimes children do need a timeout but they should not be left alone to think they’re being punished. Take this time to acknowledge your child’s feelings and to let them calm down. Explain to them why they needed a timeout and why their behavior wasn’t appropriate, but accept their feelings. 7. Prepare your child before something is expected from them. Children need warnings for leaving from the …
Caring for a Special Child - Parenting Tips and Parenting ideas
So you’re a single mom, and thinking of getting back into the dating game. Well, good for you! Here are a few rules that will help ease your way back into the fray. Self doubt is a big enemy, but it doesn’t have to be.
Organized School, Kids Stuff, School Backpacks, School Ideas, Organizational Ideas, Backpacks For School
5 Tips on How to Save Money on School Supplies - http://www.commonsensewithmoney.com/5-tips-save-money-school-supplies/ #Back2school, #Schoolsupplies
getting your kids organized for middle school--great tips by Dr. Jennifer Powell-Lunder
How to organize a bakcpack for school #FLVS #organized #school #tools #backpack
Tips To Organizing Your Back-To-School Backpack
Summer Olympics, 2012 Watcholympics2012Online, Gold Medal, Olympics London, London Olympics, Olympics 2012, Olympic Games, 2012 London
Though critics are quick to point out that the event did not meet its renewable energy target of 20%, the 2012 Summer Olympics' holistic sustainability efforts set new standards for large-scale events to build upon. With spectators pouring into London's 2012 Summer Olympic Games by the thousands every day, all efforts to minimize the environmental impact of the Olympics are commendable.
#london #olympics #gymnastics #gold #medal #iphone #iphone4 #iphonesia #country #UK
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2012 Summer Olympics London, United Kingdom
London 2012 Olympics #2012 Olympics @London
The Beijing Olympics was one of the most exciting I have ever witnessed. Michael Phelps made history by winning eight gold medals, the most at a single Olympics. His fourteen career gold medals make him the most decorated Olympic gold medalist in history. Usain Bolt simply dominated track and field in Beijing breaking world records in the 100 and 200m races and the 400m relay. As the London Olympics approaches, expectations are high for both athletes to add to their collection of gold medals. This year, Phelps and Bolt are expected to face serious challenges from their own teammates. At Jamaica’s Olympic trials, Yohan Blake defeated Usain Bolt in the 100 and 200m finals. At the U.S. Olympic swim trials, Ryan Lochte beat Michael Phelps in the 400m Individual Medley and came in a close second in the 200m IM. In addition to teammates performing at such a high level, Bolt and Phelps must contend with what the rest of the world has to offer. Team USA has the opportunity to three-peat in several different sports. With his performances in Athens and Beijing, Michael Phelps could win three straight gold medals in several events. The women of Team USA are particularly strong with chances to win a third goal medal in soccer, beach volleyball, and the women’s all-around in gymnastics. Team USA also has a chance to bring home a third goal medal in equestrian team show jumping. No matter what sports you enjoy, there is sure to be a lot of excitement at the London 2012 Olympics. The Games of the XXX Olympiad are scheduled for July 27 - August 12, 2012. Be sure to check out the Olympic Games subject guide to find books, DVDs, websites, and news articles about the Olympics. Go USA!
2012 London Olympic Games
Calmer kids = calmer parents (usually). Why cozy spaces are calming www.otc-frederick.com
Kids Room, Kidsroom, Reading Corner, Storage Idea, Kids Storage, Storage Solution
for lil ones- totally cute and doable! Such a cute nook! Kid's storage solutions #Organization #Storage #Home
DIY Kids' Room Storage Projects Keep your kids' rooms organized with our easy storage solutions.
Such a cute nook! Kid's storage solutions #Organization #Storage #Home
Such a cute nook! Kid's storage solutions. Love the reading corner
Fresh Solutions for Kid Clutter: Storage Ideas for Kids Rooms
Great for kids rooms-love any good reading nook
kids storage ideas. Reading corner
Clever idea for a small space
Made from small dresser. Pet food is kept in top with a scoop. Drawers hold all pet supplies, leash, collar, sprays, etc. with bowls integrated in the bottom drawer. Clever! kid's storage solutions built ins with window seat #diy Alone wolf :) my pet boy
AAP endorses Sensory Integration Disorder & Treatment – Occupational Therapy Consulting, LLC – Advanced skills, specialized assessment & consultation (www.otc-frederick.com)
Integration Disorder, Disorder Livestrong, Sensory Activities, Kid Activities, Occupational Therapy, Kids Activities, Sensory Diet, Ot Sensory
Vestibular sense activities: jumping on a trampouline, swinging, climbing a wobbly ladder. Slow movements are bouncing or rocking gently on a yoga ball. Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/104180-vestibular-activities-sensory-integration-disorder/#ixzz1qI6e7WM1 Spinning is not recommended by some OTs!
Vestibular sense activities: spinning on a piece of suspended apparatus such as a swing is a treatment activity that can promote sensory integration. Other rotary activities include: merry-go-rounds, tire swings and dancing. Also jumping on a trampouline. Slow movements are bouncing or rocking gently on a yoga ball. Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/104180-vestibular-activities-sensory-integration-disorder/#ixzz1qI6e7WM1
Vestibular Activities For Sensory Integration Disorder | LIVESTRONG.COM
Occupational Therapy Programs For Add/adhd & Dyslexia | LIVESTRONG.COM
Vestibular Activities for Sensory Integration Disorder
Occupational Therapy Programs for ADD/ADHD & Dyslexia
AAP endorses Sensory Integration Disorder & Treatment
vestibular sensory activities - Google keresés
Pinterest: Medicine for Time Management
Social Network, Logo Design, Small Business, Pinterest Tips, Business Idea, Pinterest Ideas
Pinterest investor, Brian S. Cohen, faces allegations for stealing Rendezvoo and Skoopwire’s original business idea. The ever-growing social media site Pinterest, may be taking some heat after their investor, Brian Cohen, has been slapped with lawsuit from former business partner Theodore Schroeder.
http://pinterestbutton.biz Pinterest logo - 5 tips for increasing SEO with Pinterest All the best
Great Pinterest Tips and Tricks - Learn the Best Secrets to Becoming a Pinterest.com Rock Star!
Congrats Pinterest on your HOW Logo Design Award. .A nice logo truly, Petra xoxoxox.
Pinterest logo - 5 tips for increasing SEO with Pinterest
Congrats Pinterest on your HOW Logo Design Award.
Small Business Resources: Using Pinterest to Find Inspiration and Promote Your Small Business
Pinteresting Tips for Mommy Bloggers
I’ve known about Pinterest for a little while, but I didn’t use it because I didn’t see a need. Then I remembered that social networking is part of my job so I should probably fin…
Sugar-free soapbox: a rant about the need for healthier food and keeping recess in school
Cookie Monster, Fuckin Cookies, Cookie Recipe, Cookies Cookies, Hates Cookies
'cookie-monster' photo (c) 2007, Michelle O'Connell - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/
C is also for Candy. And Cookie Monster & I have the same weakness and #temptations. Nothing will screw up my healthy eating plan like the smell of a cookie!!!! But just having one is ok...right?? #fallintofitness #x4anewu
Video: Cookie Monster Sings — I Kid You Not — About Self Regulation, self-control
Cookie Monster Gone Veggie Monster: Do you miss the old Cookie ...
Nani's Favorite Monster Cookie Recipe!
cookie cookie cookie starts with C!
I have a few friends who knit and blog and we've decided to embark on a blog project that has nothing to do with knitting. We're going to take turns coming up with a topic every Thursday and we each have to blog about it by the end of that day and post links to each others' blogs so that people can see our different perspectives on the same topic. Check out the backstory about how the project was conceived and how we all came together. Here are the other blogs: Froggie Knits Like Crazy Charmingly Random Desperate Madness This week Desperate Madness wants to know: If you were a color, what color would you be? I could sum up this topic in one answer, but I thought I should probably explain it too. If I were a color, I would be blue. There's something about the color blue that speaks to me. It's beautiful and serene. I can wear anything blue and it will totally enhance my eye color (also blue). It's the color of US Postal Service mailboxes and recycling bins. I love getting mail and recycling, so it's a good representative color. It's also the color people associate with baby boys, so it brings up good memories from both my sons' births. And along with that, my favorite monster from "Sesame Street"....Cookie Monster! I don't have that much to say about this topic, so I decided to do an image search on "blue" and share the pictures I found most striking. Enjoy! Mmmm...chocolate... I see you! Makes me think of "The Glass Menagerie." Just for fun! The origin of the title for this post... Wiggin' out! My favorite furry blue guy!
The Impatient Wife: C is For Cookie, Motha Fuckin Cookies
Autism Blog, Life, Blog Posts, Ful Autism, Otc Blog
Yesterday I had the pleasure of interviewing the older brother of an autistic 14 year old girl. I had been asked to write a series of 'Coping with Life A...
Wonder-ful Autism Blog Post
Mindfulness Meditation, Kids Events, Idea, Yoga Meditation, Kid Events, Meditation Tips, Pa Kids, Healthy Living
Meditation seemed like a good idea at the time. Calming. Earth-motherish. Someone sent me a link to a program she’s developed which includes an online video with images and commentary with which to centre one’s scattered mind easily and quickly. Bring it on, I thought, and hit ‘play’ without reading the paragraph about choosing a time when you’re unlikely to be interrupted.
Make-a-Mat Yoga Workshop: Get a move on at your library! Saint Paul Park, MN #Kids #Events
Yoga for Exercise Wexford, PA #Kids #Events #pittsburgh-pa-kid-events
6 Meditation Tips for Beginners - Gen Y Hub
Yoga for Exercise Wexford, PA #Kids #Events
Meditation: 10 Latinas Share Healthy Living Secrets - mom.me
Yoga for Exercise - Kids Events, Activities & Things To Do for Families
Mindfulness in the Classroom. The Pedagogical Role of Mindfulness Meditation in Higher Education Mindful Activities in the Classroom Mindfulness at Vanderbilt Additional Resources Organizations & Programs Mindfulness in the classroom, sometimes called “contemplative pedagogy,” involves teaching methods designed to cultivate deepened awareness, concentration, and insight. The Pedagogical Role of Mindfulness Mindfulness and contemplation fosters additional ways of knowing that...
Gratitude to http://baristanet.com/ for the following meditation story. Find more Yoga & Meditation related stories at DownDog Diary: BY Georgette Gilmore Can you remember the last time you ate a meal without checking your email or taking a photo of it
Over the rainbow
The Wizard Of Oz, Dream, Rainbows, Rainbow Sky, Over The Rainbow
Somewhere over the rainbow skies are blue and the dreams that you care to dream really do come true
Pamela Chng - Over the Rainbow (from the Wizard of Oz) by Harold Arlen by Pamela Chng
Somewhere over the rainbow........
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Stream Pamela Chng - Over the Rainbow (from the Wizard of Oz) by Harold Arlen by Pamela Chng from desktop or your mobile device
Cherry Tree, Top 10, Cherry Pies, Fresh Cherry Pie Recipe, Food Pies, Pies Tarts, Pie Recipes, Recipes Pies
Top 10 Pie Recipes Our highest-rated pie recipes include pumpkin pie recipes, cherry pie recipes, apple pie recipes and berry pies—perfect for any holiday or special occasion
Fresh Cherry Pie - I am so lucky that we have cherry tree! I want try this recipe
Fresh Cherry Pie Recipe; A top 10 or Taste of the Home recipes
Fresh Cherry Pie Recipe Recipe - Key Ingredient
Top 10 Pie Recipes
10 Health Benefits of Drinking Lemon Water Top 10 Pie Recipes from Taste of Home Health tips How to Sleep Better: Insomnia Solutions
Top 10 Pie Recipes from Taste of Home The 8-Minute Healthy Eating Plan health tips
Fresh Cherry Pie Recipe from Taste of Home — shared by Josie Bochek of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
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