March 11, 2016
March 11, Volume 9
It's All About the Choices!     
Greetings and Happy Almost Spring!

Hi Everyone!  We are on our Spring Break this week...  Please enjoy our newsletter that has some links to our most popular articles of all time.
News Items:
  • On the Lighter Side
  • Model Placenta Could Reveal How Pathogens Reach an Unborn Child
  • Young Ballplayers Could Benefit from Pre Season Injury Prevention Programs
PediaStaff News
  • TSHA is HERE!   Who is Going to Texas?
  • Thank You for Choosing PediaStaff
Therapy Activities, Tips and Resources
  • Four Great Freebies from Visual Learning for Life
  • Scent-sational Therapy Idea - Cloves into a Tangerine
Articles and Special Features 
  • OT Corner:  Looking at Toys Through a Therapists Eyes
  • OT/PT Corner:  Top Ten Occupational/Physical Therapy Articles Published on the PediaStaff Blog
  • SLP Corner: Top Ten SLP Articles Published on the PediaStaff Blog
  • Pediatric Therapy Corner: All Time Top Ten Therapy Activities and Resources Shared on the PediaStaff Blog 
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Heidi Kay and the PediaStaff Team

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On the Lighter Side:  This Happened In Therapy!   

A good blogger friend of ours had this little 'kids say the darnedest things' gem on her Facebook page the other day, and I realized it would be a great one to send around as a meme.    So, with Loren Shlaes' permission, here it is! 


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Model Placenta Could Reveal How Pathogens Reach an Unborn Child  
[Source:  Medical News Today]

Before a child is born, it is the placenta that anchors him or her to the uterus, providing nourishment and preventing the transfer of microorganisms from an infected mother.
However, the placenta is a complex and poorly understood organ.
Research so far has involved obtaining and studying placental cell lines. However, these cells do not fuse spontaneously to form the type of structure that is characteristic of the human placenta.
Another strategy has been to isolate cells called primary human trophoblasts from the placenta after childbirth, but such cells are hard to obtain, and they do not divide.

Young Ballplayers Could Benefit from PreSeason Injury Prevention Programs
[Source:  Medical News Today]

Preseason prevention programs are beneficial to young baseball pitchers, according to research presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's (AOSSM) Specialty Day. The study, the first to analyze a well-monitored preseason training program, showed numerous arm flexibility and strength improvements in participating athletes that could ultimately diminish the risk of injuries.

Functional Tasks and Postural Control
[Source:  Physical Therapy via Your Therapy Source]

Physical Therapy published research examining postural control during a functional play activity. Previous research has indicated that when motor tasks are made more relevant through functional tasks, performance improves, including in children with movement pathology.

Four Great Freebies:   From Visual Learning for Life  
Check out these four free printable downloads from Visual Learning for Life.  Thank You, Melanie Lambert for making these available!

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Scent-sational Therapy Idea:  Cloves into a Tangerine

As you, know, we have been enjoying Instagram.  Today in my feed I saw this great post by Bloggy Mom, Amber Passey of the Because Babies Grow Up blog.


What a lovely activity to try with the children either just for fine motor and sensory OR for trial based speech therapy sessions.    If you don't have time to do it with your kids before they 


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OT Corner: Looking at Toys Through a Therapist's Eyes

by Cara Koscinki MOT, OTR/L

Children of all ages learn skills through engaging in play. After all, when children are not asleep they are learning about their environment through various play activities during their day. They enjoy diving hands first into play experiences! Completing the tasks of building blocks, working a puzzle, and drawing pictures will yield skills that the child will use throughout his lifetime. Occupational therapists are fortunate enough to be a critical part of the treatment team for children with special needs. We have developed a specialty called "activity analysis." This means we work by looking at how an activity is broken down into smaller steps. Therapists who work 

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More OT/PT Corner: Top Ten Occupational/Physical Therapy Articles Published on the PediaStaff Blog

Thanks to Your Therapy Source for reminding us that it is "Top Ten Time!"  Here are the top ten OT/PT articles 'of all time' (by page views) that have been featured on the PediaStaff blog

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SLP Corner: Top Ten SLP Articles Published on the PediaStaff Blog

The end of the year is time to reflect!  Please enjoy this list of the top ten viewed speech-language pathology articles we have featured here on PediaStaff since beginning this blog.


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PTC: All Time Top Ten Therapy Activities and Resources Shared on the PediaStaff Blog

And for our last top ten list here are the top ten therapy resources & activities shared on the PediaStaff Blog (based on page views)


Access our Top 10 Therapy Activities and Resources on our Blog

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