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The Stepping Stones Group Acquires Cobb Pediatric Therapy Services

February 22, 2018  LAFAYETTE, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Stepping Stones Group, a provider of therapy and education solutions to children with special needs and autism in educational settings, today announced the acquisition and recapitalization of Cobb Pediatric Therapy Services, a provider of speech language pathology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and school psychology services to school districts in…

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Being bilingual may be secret to delaying brain aging

In case you needed another reason to finally buckle down and learn a new language, new research suggests bilingual brains actually age slower. Researchers at the University of Edinburgh studied the brains of 835 native English speakers who were given intelligence tests in 1947 at age 11 and again when they were in their 70s…

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January is FINALLY over, and we are excited to share these books to use this month!  Valentine’s Day seems to be the popular theme for February, but there are lots of other great topics to cover:  Groundhog Day, Black History Month, Presidents Day, and Lunar New Year are all in the month of February. Below…

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Awesome advice for CFY supervisors!

Staying organized while supervising graduate student interns can be difficult. When I get that email asking if I’ll supervise a graduate student, paperwork is the first thing that pops into my head! After that, it’s time. Do I have the time it takes to really give them what they need? I hate the idea that…

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Sensory-Friendly Santa Welcomes Kids With Special Needs

Sensory-Friendly Santa Welcomes Kids With Special Needs Shared from Disability Scoop Ally Marotti, Chicago Tribune/TNS | November 30, 2017 Rian Bee helps his foster son Justin, 5, who has autism, as they meet Santa at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg, Ill. (Nancy Stone/Chicago Tribune/TNS) CHICAGO — Hours before Woodfield Mall opened on a recent Sunday morning,…

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Why the Team Behind Sesame Street Created a Character With Autism

The bravest new face on television is a Muppet that doesn’t say much. But she speaks volumes about life on the spectrum. Shared from Smithsonian Ron Suskind Before we get to the matters at hand—including the ways in which we humans judge one another and an energetic puppet with autism named Julia—let’s consider the current value…

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Tips for Getting Sensory Kids to Wear Winter Clothes

Below, you will find information on the tactile sensory system and how tactile challenges to the sensory system can result in difficulties tolerating clothing textures. The strategies below are helpful tips for getting sensory kids to wear winter clothes. Tips for Getting Sensory Kids to Wear Winter Clothes The Tactile Sensory System is one of…

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Is It Time to Diversify Your Collaborative Portfolio?

Written by our wonderful SLP, Truvine Walker, M.Ed.,CCC-SLP/L and shared from Successful Practices blog. http://www.successfulpracticeslp.com/my-blog/153-is-it-time-to-diversify-your-collaborative-portfolio As SLPs many of us know the importance of diversity and inclusion when working with students; however, we probably don’t think about it as much when working with other professionals. I will admit that for years, my professional collaborative portfolio…

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ASHA’s Response to Hurricane Harvey

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has temporarily suspended all necessary statutes and rules to allow licensed health care providers (including audiologists and SLPs) who are employed by a hospital and who are in good standing in another state to practice in Texas to assist with tropical storm Harvey disaster response operations! ASHA continues to monitor the…

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