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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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5 BOOKS FOR SPEECH THERAPY IN FEBRUARY!

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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Spotlight on Ranan Chatterjea!

This month we are focusing on our amazing Special Education teachers! Take a peek at Ranan Chatterjea’s spotlight! Click to Read More!

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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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Happy New Year!

The Stepping Stones Group would like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year! We’ve had a jam-packed year of accomplishments and we couldn’t be more excited for what 2018 has to offer! The Chicago team had a wonderful time celebrating downtown for a night of food and laughs!

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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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