Friday Share May 13

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Here is a compilation of some interesting articles and activities that were shared this week.  Included are an autistic man singing the national anthem, Salt art, Cut up cardboard box sculpture, play kitchen recipes, The Power of a Weighted Blanket, A day in the life of an OT with an Ipad, Monkey bars: getting ready for writing, using the iPad as a switch, building letter recognition, and more.


When this autistic man started having trouble singing the national anthem, something happened that could bring you to tears. What an amazing display of humanity. It’s great to see that there is still goodness in the world.


We recently did a project called “Art with Spices”, and it had us thinking about other food related items we could create Art with.


I am a highly creative person and I am most happy making things! Currently, I enjoy making things with my 4 year old daughter. You might see an art project, a photo, a recipe, an inspiration, a favorite book, or anything fun… This past Summer my daughter told me she wanted to plant a Chocolate

Creative Learning Fun: The power of a weighted blanket


Join the occupational therapists at Hosmer School, always searching for ways to improve school function and student participation!


Great post. With writing being taught at such a young age many teachers and parents lose sight of what needs to come first. Occupational and physical therapists are always explaining this. Thanks for the well written explanation.


Resources and ideas for teachers of learners with severe, profound, intensive, significant, complex or multiple special needs.


I recently received a letter asking about activities to work on beginning letter identification and uppercase/lowercase matching. As with any concept I work on

I am off to give seminars in Arkansas and Oklahoma. I be will showing this video on a scanning activity that promotes crossing midline and bilateral hand use and of course visual perception skills.

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Carly Fleischmann’s thoughts and information about living with autism


OT Practice covers professional information on all aspects of occupational therapy practice today. Features include everything from hands-on techniques to continuing education, legislative issues to career advice and job opportunities, to the latest professional news.


Autism apps for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch offer amazing assistive technology benefits for people with ASD young and old.

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Tonya is a pediatric Occupational Therapist, and loves creating things to work on skills and solve problems.

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