Very special and fun day for us at NHA- our Girl’s Club received the prestigious Innovations in Special Education award. The Girl’s Club is about empowering young women, strengthening friendships, and forming role models through fun and creative occupational therapy/speech therapy based activities. We are so proud of the girls and we’re proud to be among the winners chosen this year! The best part of the day was being able to see two of our student members participate in the day, talk about their club and school, and look so proud to receive the award. #specialeducation#occupationaltherapy#speechtherapy#schoolbasedslp#njeducation#girlpower 🏆💕💪🏼👭👭
Corticosteroids are catabolic, which means they breakdown tissues and joint structures. Although injections can help reduce inflammation and pain for a number of months, multiple injections will lead to breakdown and destruction of tissues and cartilage in and around the joint. 🌈
Life isn’t all sunshine, rainbows, and sparkles. Sometimes is darkness, anxiety, and uncontrollable sobbing. I do not want you all to think I lead a ‘perfect’ life by any means. .
And ya know what, some days I sit on the counter and eat peanut butter with a spoon because peanut butter calms down my inner anxiety monster🤷🏼♀️
And it’s totally okay.
Because it’s okay to not be okay 💞
P.s. YES those are hospital socks because IDGAF tonight 😂🤘🏼
in writing a thank you card tonight to the family who endows the scholarship I was chosen to receive, I thought I'd share some of the sources of my #goodvibes . I received the Barbara Neuhaus Scholarship earlier this month from the Division of #OT at @keukacollege. a couple days later, I received my grant acceptance from the Fund for Women of the Southern Tier, Inc. anyone that knows me knows I've been working tremendously hard for the last two years as I transitioned from #workinggirl to student. these awards are an honor and tremendously helpful as I venture into my last year of OT school (for now...😏). there's always my doctorate. #occupationaltherapy#allthefeels#mypath#otfoundme#lifeisweird
GIRL POWER!!!🎉💕 our Girls club of NHA won an Innovations in Special Education Award! This club promotes self-esteem building, social participation, friendships, and much more! The best part of the day was being able to bring two of the girls to the event and seeing their excitement and pride in accepting the award! 🏆💜👏🏼 @bunny28218 @missaofpark @speech_moments #occupationaltherapy#schoolbasedot#schoolbasedslp#selfesteem#socialskills#fun
OT Aimee completed a 2 day workshop, Friday and Saturday (it was worth it) on Dyspraxia. The workshop was completed with Lisa Scott and run by the WA Occupational Therapy Association. It’s so important to stay relevant with research and best practice and the skills and knowledge learnt in the 2 days was so valuable. #alwayslearning#dyspraxia#lotsofmintieswereconsumed#OccupationalTherapy
Check out our Camo adaptable. This unique therapeutic pillow vibrates when squeezed. It also has separate hot/cold and weighted packs. Three ways to calm your senses! To find out more about Senseez visit www.senseez.com #SENSEEZ
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How pretty are these slimes from @kailo_slimes ⁉️ They’re made by a 7th grader who sells them. I forget the official names but my daughter calls the bottom one booger slime and the next ombré lemonade. Check them out!!!❤️🧡💛💚💙
Part 4 of a 5 part series.
After touring Encore Rehabilitation clinics in northern Alabama, visiting Medical Professionals from China continued their tour by visiting Encore Rehabilitation Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapists working in the healthcare facilities of the Singing River Health System in the Gulf Coast area of Mississippi.
The use of Western rehabilitation practices such as physical therapy and occupational therapy is growing in China. The visitors were observing and learning how Western rehab is used in a variety of settings such as outpatient clinics, hospitals, industries, and sports settings.
Singing River Health System locations visited by the group included:
Ocean Springs Pediatrics Center
Ocean Springs Hospital
Ocean Springs Neuro Rehab Center
Gautier Physical Therapy and Industrial Center
East Lake Physical Therapy and Sports Center.
Singing River Health System is both a mission-driven provider of health services and one of the largest employers on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Singing River provides critical health services, numerous community outreach programs, and charitable services and educational programs. Community-owned, Singing River is also home to the award-winning Blue Distinction Center of Excellence in cardiac care, stroke care, and spine and joint surgery.
Encore Rehabilitation is proud of our association with Singing River Health System, providing quality therapists and support staff in rehabilitative settings for Singing River. Encore Rehabilitation is the largest privately owned provider of rehabilitation services in the southeast United States. Encore has been serving communities in Alabama and Mississippi for over 35 years.
To read more from this series, please visit our blog. The blog link is in our profile.
#Occupational therapists target desired outcomes and determine the services, supports, and #modifications or #accommodations needed to achieve those outcomes. Through an understanding of the impact of #disability , illness and impairment on the way a #child develops, plays and learns new #skills , occupational therapists improve a child’s ability to participate in daily life.
On April 27, 2018, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (@CDC) released their update on the ratio of children born with #Autism . It is now 1:59 children with boys being more affected than girls. This is a 15% increase from 2014 of 1:68 children. .
Here's graph from our latest newsletter that illustrates the growing trend of children being born on the Autism Spectrum Disorder in the USA.
Any thoughts on what this might mean for the industry?
Students from Greece, Spain, China and California have started USC's OT610 class at PTN. An internationally-renowned program, OT610 offers intensive training in sensory integration. We are so happy to welcome the next generation of therapists from all over the world!
Want an activity that combines fine motor, listening and attention? Here You Go! Grab small twist top containers and a bunch of pony beads- SO easy!! Give 1,2, or 3 step directions and then check you kiddo’s accuracy...the catch? The container must be closed for you to check so they are constantly opening and closing the container. These little ones are finding a “ red bead and two blue beads” . I like to limit the number of times I give the directions. They could do this forever!)
DIY!! Fabricar un pla inclinat és molt assequible: amb una planxa de DM, antilliscant i cinta adhesiva de doble cara. Ideal per utilitzar-lo amb puzzles, làmines visuals, pintura, ... És pot treballar l'estabilitat de canell, l'alineació visual, l'extensió si es fa panxa a terra ... un gran ventall de possibilitats!!!
DIY!! Crear un plano inclinado es muy asequible: utilizando una plancha de DM, antideslizante y cinta adhesiva de doble cara. Ideal para puzzles, láminas visuales, pintura, ... Se puede trabajar la estabilidad de muñeca, la alineación visual, la extensión si se está boca abajo ... un gran abanico de posibilidades!!!
Have you heard of tongue pops? They're one of our all-time favorite oral motor exercises. A fun and easy way to work on tongue placement, oral tone, tongue elevation and control, plus tongue and jaw dissociation. To learn more (including 3 how-to videos), visit arktherapeutic.com/blog/tongue-pop-oral-motor-exercises/