OT Checklists and Management Forms

It is time to start back to school, so it is time to get the caseload organized and under control.  It is always a challenge to manage all of the evaluations and ieps, so I am always trying to work out a good system.  I have created some forms that help me, so thought I would share some of them in hopes that they would help you.  I have updated my fine motor evaluation checklist, and added some management forms. {Read More}

How To Teach Children With Autism Speech and Language

By [http://ezinearticles.com/?expert=Isy_Bee]Isy Bee Teaching an Autistic child speech and language can be difficult. Each child on the Autism spectrum can differ greatly with their learning abilities, however most seem to have difficulty grasping language and communication. Here is a method my parents used to teach me to speak, read and eventually to write. My mum has also used this method successfully with other Autistic children that had no language or speech skills. Before I was diagnosed with Autism, my parents {Read More}

Cool Website: Apps For Special Needs

Found a cool website that may be really useful.  It is a site that reviews apps that are designed for special needs.  The name of the site is called Apps For Children With Special Needs, but shortened to a4cwsn.  They have videos of the apps so you can see how they work and what they do.  Very cool concept. Looking to find printable activities? You can find them in the community shop

Ipad as a communication device

I just read a blog post by a woman who has athetoid cerebral palsy. She tested an Ipad and bought one once she confirmed that she would be able to type on it, even with her athetoid movements. It is inspiring that this new device is making her more independent without being different. It is a device that many typical people carry around with them. Read the full blog post here. A quote from her “Then, I did something I {Read More}