Sharing the ideas of Ivymount professionals with our community, one week at a time....
Issue 8
Move with us on Saturday, May 16
Ivymount Outreach is excited to offer online events on Saturdays to connect and provide fun activities for students and families. Activities will be similar to those provided at our Saturday Camp LOL and Afterschool Clubs and will feature our amazing staff!
Coming up this Saturday, May 16, we will be hosting a live Movement Activity and Scavenger Hunt at 10 am. 

 Mr. B, Adapted PE Teacher and Outreach Recreational Group Leader, will be leading the fun. All are invited to join! Let's move together while we are apart!

Click here to RSVP A zoom meeting link will be sent out Friday afternoon to all participants that RSVP.

Be sure to check back next week to find out the activity scheduled for Saturday, May 23!
M&M Energy Bites
Try out this simple recipe from the Ivymount OT/PT Department Kitchen for an energy packed treat! Click here for the full directions and cooking tips.
Promoting Language with Pictures
Scroll through your phone and have your child choose a picture. Then follow these tips from the Ivymount Speech Department to promote language and conversation skills.

Ask “wh” questions such as: 
  • Where are you?
  • What are you doing?
  • Who are you with?

Ask open-ended questions such as:
  • Tell me about ____________ (place in community, people in the picture).

Ask preference-based questions such as:
  • Do you like ___________ or _______________
  • What is your favorite _____________________?

Comment on activities in the pictures:
  • You are riding a bike in this picture.
  • That dessert looks delicious!
If your child needs extra support answering questions:
  • Use a “wh” question visual like the one above
  • Provide choices
  • Provide a verbal or written fill-in-the-blank prompt (i.e., I like ________)
  • Model the response (i.e., “I am eating ice cream.”). 
Upcoming Events
hosted by ou r Partners
Only Make Believe will be hosting another set of online performances with their new Rick Spacey Series. Performances will be released every Tuesday for 6 weeks, starting May 19. Visit www.onlymakebelieve.org/online for more information.
Music for Autism will be hosting a virtual concert with the Alighieri Duo made up of an acclaimed pianist and first-rate violinist on Sunday, May 17 at 2 pm.


Participants will receive a link to a private YouTube live stream one hour prior to the start of the concert.

Ivymount students and families always enjoy these two activities and we hope the fun and entertainment can continue from your home until we meet again!
Look for At Home Ideas from
Ivymount Outreach Programs weekly on Tuesdays!
Ivymount Outreach Programs | www.ivymountoutreach.org | outreach@ivymount.org