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Welcome Back to School

As school begins, emotions are at a high (the butterflies in our stomachs are opening their wings), and teachers have been very busy getting ready – organizing, decorating, and planning the year ahead; planning for a year full of learning,

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Costume Make-a-thon

Last week, Beit Issie Shapiro hosted a costume make-a-thon.  The hall was a bustle of creativity and joy. 30 children and youth with disabilities that use mobility devices, and their families, came and worked together with student volunteers from the

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The iPad in the Snoezelen Room – Calming Apps

For this post I decided to write about two things I love: the iPad and the Snoezelen® room. For those unfamiliar, Snoezelen® is a treatment approach that combines a controlled multi-sensory environment with the enabling therapist approach. The Snoezelen® environment

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Using Acapella in the Classroom

Acapella from PicPlayPost by Mixcord Inc, is a free app that lets you create video clips made up of multiple clips being played at the same time, somewhat like a video collage. The screen is divided into a maxiumum of

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The Tablet Makes a Point of Pointing

In the last few years, the iPad and other technological devices have become essential therapy tools and are being used by therapists to work on a variety of goals. With toddlers and young children we often ask ourselves what the

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Back to School: Ideas for the Start of the Year

The start of the new school year is always full of emotion; a mix of excitement and apprehension. It’s a time of change and renewal that can often stimulate feelings of anxiety in our students related to the unfamiliar and

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