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RESOURCE: 10 Handy CanChild Resources

I can’t believe we let Canada’s Sesquicentennial Anniversary (aka 150th Year) on July 1, 2017 go without a shout out on the great work of our colleagues up North on conducting research and creating resources. So we decided to

Workshop: All Write Already! Top-Down Systems Approach to Evaluation & Interventions in Handwriting – New Orleans, LA

with Peggy Morris, OTD, OTR/L, BCP
January 12, 2018 | Loyola University, New Orleans, LA
Likely, more than half of your referrals for school-based OT revolve around handwriting. Learn a two-pronged approach to this common problem, and impact your schools

Workshop: Move, Motivate, Participate! Applying Evidence to Address the Motor Needs of Children with Autism – New Orleans, LA

with Karen Tartick, PT, CSCS
January 12, 2018 | Loyola University, New Orleans, LA
Learn to use evidence in addressing the motor needs of children with autism. Hear the dual perspectives of a PT & mother of a child with

Workshop: Train the Brain! Motor Learning Strategies to Promote Neural Plasticity in Children & Youth – Los Angeles, CA

with Carlo Vialu, PT, MBA
December 4, 2017 | USC University Club, Los Angeles, CA
Learn the latest evidence on motor learning strategies to promote permanent changes to skill performance and the brain! Participants will learn how to create motor-learning-rich

SeekFreaks Video: Go Where You Want to…The Rifton HTS

SeekFreaks explored Rifton’s Hygiene and Toileting System (HTS) and found the HTS’ potential to help children with disabilities go where they need to go, and participate in any activity where the child can get wet. How about joining their

The 6 Steps to Coaching Our Clients

Coaching as a way to deliver client-centered school-based therapy services. What?! While I am not quite a pom-pom kind of person, I do enjoy being a cheerleader for my clients. I also like telling people what to do! And

Spotlight on Spain: Interview with Vanesa Abuin, PT, MSc, PhD

Happy Summer, SeekFreaks! What are you up to? Summer makes me think of vacations, especially some place sunny.  So I decided to take all of you to Spain with this interview with Vanesa Abuin, PT, MSc, PhD. She is

Workshop: Everything’s Measurable! ICF-based Approach to Pediatric OT & PT Assessment – Philadelphia, PA

with Carlo Vialu, PT, MBA
December 8-9, 2017 | Temple University – Center City, Philadelphia, PA
Learn 60+ tests and measures as part of an ICF-based approach to assessing the needs of children and youth with neurologic, orthopedic and developmental

SeekFreaks Videos Presents…The New Rifton Pacer

It is SUMMER SeekFreaks!! Blockbuster season…we have a new adventure video to share with you. Check out this short but in-depth review of some new features for the Rifton Pacer. While it may not be a Blockbuster, we hope it

Happy End of School Year! Reflect, Advocate and Explore

Happy end of school year, SeekFreaks! 
I hope each of you are able to take some time to unwind, regroup and reflect…if not for an actual vacation maybe a stay-cation? Here are some reflection questions for you to ponder and

Can You Hear Me Now? Acoustical Challenges and Audiological Recommendations for Schools

Introduction: What do educational audiologists do?
When polling people outside the field of hearing and speech about what they think audiologists do, the most common response is that they do something similar to speech therapy. The second most

Top 23 Free Seated Exercise Videos – For Home and School

I was huffing and puffing going up the stairs last week, and realized that my cardiorespiratory fitness is taking a toll from not participating in any aerobic activities of late. Of course, I have no shortage of excuses…I’m very

5 Evidence-Supported Gifts for Teacher Appreciation Week

SeekFreaks is moving from one celebration to the next. May 8-12 is Teacher Appreciation Week! Have you thought of a way to show that you appreciate their work? Let us do the gift selection, packaging and wrapping for you.
While

Spotlight on OT Telehealth: Interview with Tasha Holmes

This post wraps up April with continued celebration of Occupational Therapy with a Spotlight interview with Tasha Holmes, an OT who practices in schools via telehealth. She has been an Occupational Therapist for 14 years and has worked with

3 Steps to a Strengths-based OT, PT & SLP Practice

Hello everyone!  Welcome to OT month and our OT centennial celebration.  Occupational Therapy is 100 years old this year (so is the National Hockey League, just sayin’).  
Strengths-based Practice
I am excited to chat today with you about

18 Predictors of Postsecondary Outcomes…And What OTs, PTs & SLPs Can Do Now!

Happy Occupational Therapy Centennial! What better way for SeekFreaks to start the month than by focusing on the postsecondary occupations of employment, education and independent living!
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Predictors
The ability to predict is very useful in our

SeekFreaks’ Adapted Physical Education Primer

With Bonus: Physical Activity Evidence/Resources
Physical activity is critically important to children, and clearly public schools. We are making progress in decelerating the obesity epidemic with our children, according to the Centers for Disease Control. However, “the current reality

RESOURCE: 6 Steps in Using a Therapy Ball as Classroom Seating

The ability to attend to tasks is an important element of learning in the school. Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or Attention-Deficit Hyperactive Disorder ADHD) often manifest attentional difficulties. Changing the learning environment has been proposed as a

6 Reflections Inspired by APTA CSM 2017

CSM was in San Antonio this year and it was awesome! Happily, this SeekFreak was able to attend and re-connected with many old friends and found some new ones. The strength and struggle of this meeting is that all

Spotlight on Telehealth: Interview with Jennifer Kenney

I tried telehealth for my own medical care for the first time last month, and was glad to learn it did help, albeit in a different way than if I visited a doctor. There were kinks, including connectivity issues

SPECIAL RESOURCE: SeekFreaks School-based Therapist CSM 2017 Survival Guides

It’s February! That time of the year that thousands of therapists all over the US gather for the Combined Sections Meeting. We are excited about this year’s line up of workshops with strong offerings from the School SIG and

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