July 19, 2019
Issue 23, Volume 12
It's All About the Choices!     
          
Greetings and Happy Friday!

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News Items:
  • Preterm Babies Less Likely to Have Romantic Relationships in Adulthood
  • Most States Failing To Meet Requirements Under IDEA
  • How Does Playing with Other Children Affect Toddlers' Language Learning?
  • Cerebral Palsy Lawsuit Sets Medical Malpractice Record
  • Genetic Study Reveals Metabolic Origins of Anorexia
PediaStaff News and Hot Jobs 
  • Hot, New Job! 2019-2020 School Psychologist - Rock Hall, MD
  • Hot, New Job! 2019-20 School-Based SLP - Aurora, IL
  • Hot, New Job! Special Education Teacher - Concord, CA
Therapy Activities, Tips and Resources
  • Summertime Tx Fun: 20+ Ideas for Pool Noodles
  • Summer Fun with Frozen Ice Paints
  • Super Bubble Recipe for Summertime Fun
  • Pinterest Pin of the Week: Squeezie Sidewalk Chalk
Articles and Special Features 
  • Career Corner: New Grads - Pacing Your First Year of Work
  • SLP Corner: Parameters of Care - Cleft Lip/Palate
  • OT Corner: Obesity, the Sensory/Emotional System and Learning
  • School Psychology Corner: Is Anxiety Really a Gift?
  • Pediatric Therapy Corner: How an SLP and OT Collaborate Long-Distance
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Preterm Babies Less Likely to Have Romantic Relationships in Adulthood
[Source:  Psych Central]

A new study has found that adults who were born pre-term - under 37 weeks gestation - are less likely to form romantic relationships, have sexual relations, or experience parenthood than those who were born full term.

Researchers at the University of Warwick in the UK suggests it's partly due to pre-term birth being associated with being withdrawn, shy, socially excluded, and less likely to take risks in adolescence.

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Most States Failing To Meet Requirements Under IDEA
[Source:  Disability Scoop]

Fewer than half of states are meeting their obligations to properly serve students with disabilities, the U.S. Department of Education says.

In an annual review of performance under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, federal officials  found that just 21 states deserved the designation of "meets requirements" for the 2017-2018 school year.

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How Does Playing with Other Children Affect Toddlers' Language Learning?
[Source:  Science Daily]

Toddlers are surprisingly good at processing the speech of other young children, according to a new study. And toddlers who have more exposure to other children, such as those in daycare, may be particularly good at certain word learning skills.

Researchers at the University of Waterloo examined the word processing skills of toddlers who spend most of their time with adults compared with those who have more exposure to groups of children. They focused on how well the toddlers understood the speech of other children.

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Cerebral Palsy Lawsuit Sets Medical Malpractice Record
[Source:  Baltimore Sun]

Zubida Byrom likes to watch cartoons on her iPad and frequently smiles and says "hi."
The Prince George's girl, now 4-and-a-half years old, likely won't say much more, according to the family's attorney. She likely won't ever walk. She relies on a feeding tube.

Her family hopes the round-the-clock care by a nursing staff will be paid for with the  $229.6 million a jury awarded her Monday after finding Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center liable for brain damage she suffered during birth. Her lawyers believe it's the largest medical malpractice verdict in the United States.

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Genetic Study Reveals Metabolic Origins of Anorexia
[Source:  Medical X-Press]

A global study, led by researchers at King's College London and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, suggests that anorexia nervosa is at least partly a metabolic disorder, and not purely psychiatric as previously thought. The research was published in Nature Genetics today.

The large-scale genome-wide association study, undertaken by over 100 academics worldwide, identified eight genetic variants linked to anorexia nervosa. The results suggest that the genetic origins of the disorder are both metabolic and psychiatric.

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Are you looking to slow your pace and live in a small coastal town? We have a wonderful opportunity for a School Psychologist to work a full-time position on the Chesapeake Bay on Maryland's Eastern Shore for the 2019-2020 school year. You can live in the beautiful waterfront town and enjoy all it has to offer!

* You will work with elementary through high school aged students
* You will see children with a broad range of diagnoses
* School Psychologist will report to the Director of Special Education
* Work in a smaller town that is growing quickly - you can't beat this view!
* Secure a position for next school year NOW!

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Hot, New Job!  2019-20 School-Based SLP - Aurora, IL
Seeking Speech-Language Pathologist with PEL to work full-time in Aurora, IL.

Did you know working as a school contract Speech-Language Pathologist affords you the following?

* Great school schedule that works for your family
* Competitive pay...get paid for ALL of the hours you put in
* Benefits and perks including healthcare, CEUs and Paid Time off
* Three levels of support: clinical support from an experienced Speech-Language Pathologist on our team, school personnel team support, contracting office/recruiter support throughout your assignment

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We are seeking a mild/mod credentialed Special Education Teacher for a charter school in Concord. Concord is located about 30 miles east of San Francisco in California's Bay Area with easy access to Napa Valley, Silicon Valley, and Sacramento. Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy the mild year-round climate and recreation activities at Mt. Diablo State Park and Markham Regional Arboretum.

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Summertime Tx Fun: 20+ Ideas for Pool Noodles
[Article and Image Source:  Pre-K Pages]

It's summertime and you know what that means - you can find pool noodles at every store. Pick up a few additional pool noodles for your classroom. (Or wait a few weeks until they are on sale. You can get a lot more bang for your buck.) Use those noodles for all kinds of learning experiences in learning centers and outside, and for literacy, math, and science. Check out these 20 (plus!) ideas for pool noodle fun.

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Super Bubble Recipe for Summertime Fun  
[Source: Growing a Jeweled Rose]

My kids love to play with bubbles during the warmer months.
There are so many fun ways to play with them, too!
Today, we tried making SUPER bubbles, and we had so much fun!
This super bubble recipe was such a simple and frugal way for my kids to have fun on a warm day, and we only needed a few ingredients!  Are you ready to make your own?

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Summer Fun with Frozen Ice Paints
[Source: The Imagination Tree]

Make some amazing, vibrant frozen ice paints for summer fun and creativity  outdoors! Perfect for combining cool down time and creativity this summer!

We are always on the lookout for more fun ways to get creative and especially for activities that suit the range of ages of the kids (currently 3, 6, 8 and 9 years old.) This was a winner!

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Pinterest Pin of the Week: Squeezie Sidewalk Chalk
No Time for Flashcards is one of my very favorite learning/play/craft sites.    I always enjoy sharing their ideas here, especially when they support great therapy objectives like hand strengthening!   Quite a few repins on this one!

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Career Corner: New Grads - Pacing Your First Year of Work
Teresa Roberts, MS, CCC-SLP

Your career is a marathon - not a sprint. Perhaps you are still operating at the breakneck pace of graduate school, completing one activity as fast as you can before moving on to the next task. Months and months of assignment after assignment, followed by test after test, can affect your behavioral patterns once you begin your first job. Graduate school has a defined end point. You are only in grad school for a couple of years. The funny thing about working in a career is that the end point is usually 30 years from when you begin. Thirty years is a long time to work absolutely as fast as you can.

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SLP Corner: Parameters of Care - Cleft Lip/Palate
[Source;  The American Cleft Palate - Craniofacial Association]

There are numerous types of congenital craniofacial anomalies, the most common of which is cleft lip and/or palate. In the United States, this birth defect affects approximately one in 750 newborns each year. Approximately one-half of these infants have associated malformations, either minor or major, occurring in conjunction with the cleft (Jones, 1988; Rollnick and Pruzansky, 1981; Shprintzen et al., 1985). Although the incidence figures for more complex anomalies or syndromes such as Apert syndrome, Crouzon disease, 

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OT Corner: Obesity, the Sensory/Emotional System and Learning
By: Susan N. Schriber Orloff, OTR/L

"Childhood obesity can have complications for the physical, social and emotional well-being of your child" The Mayo Clinic Staff Paper

And I should know...a reformed "chubster" who remembers being told that I was so fat I made "the carpool car go down when I got in". NOT fun and 50+ years later, it stays with me. It did motivate me to lose 30 pounds in one summer, and when I went back to school in the fall, many kids did not know me.

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School Psychology Corner: Is Anxiety Really a Gift?
[Source:  Brain Blogger]'

by Sherianna Boyle MEd, CAGS

Anxiety is most known as a "thinking" disorder which can be evidenced through symptoms such as chronic worrying. Science now shows that human beings have on average between 60,000 and 70,000 thoughts per day and according to author Joe Dispenza, roughly "70% of those thoughts are negative in nature." Negative thoughts create negative emotions which over time neurologically create redundant behaviors such as rushing, nervousness, preoccupation with the future as well as the past. How is it then, that anxiety could be a gift?

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Pediatric Tx Corner: How an SLP and OT Collaborate Long-Distance
[Source:  The ASHA Leader Blog]

As speech-language pathologists, we all experience stories of working as an interdisciplinary team. In this story,  co-treatment brought us together and keeps us in touch today. Our relationship naturally affected us professionally, but personally as well.
This story shares some of my adventures-I'm Stephanie Sigal, an SLP in Manhattan, with my friend and colleague Michelle Bonang, an occupational therapist in Vermont. Together, we teach each other invaluable skills.

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