May 24, 2019
Issue 15, Volume 12
It's All About the Choices!     
          
Greetings and Happy Friday!

Please enjoy our weekly newsletter.
 
News Items:
  • Study: Teen Drivers with ADHD - More Tickets, More Accidents
  • Long-Term Physical-Psychiatric Effects of Childhood Trauma
  • Study Suggests Kids Should Be Screened Earlier For Autism
  • Study: Recess Can Be More Rewarding for Those with ASD
  • Learning Language: New Insights into How Brain Functions
  • Young Children Willing to Punish Misbehavior, Even at Personal Cost
PediaStaff News and Hot Jobs 
  • Hot, New Job! Clinical Fellowship - Pediatric SLP - Madison, IN
  • Hot, New Job! School-Based OT - Aurora, IL
  • Hot, New Job! Pediatric Clinic SLP - Clarksville, TN
Therapy Activities, Tips and Resources
  • Book Review: Difference or Disorder
  • Summer Sunglasses Craftivity - Handwriting and Scissor Skills
  • Pool Noodle Fine Motor Balance Tray
  • Interdisciplinary Therapy Activity of the Week:  Beaded Dragonfly & Lightning Bug Craft
Articles and Special Features 
  • Career Corner: 10 Tips to Help You Rock Your Occupational (or other!) Therapy Fieldwork
  • Pediatric Therapy Corner: Children with Brain Injury: Recovery and School
  • OT Corner: Horsepower from Within - How Horses Restore Strength and Spirit
  • SLP Corner: Taking Speech Language Therapy Outside
  • Behavior Corner: Using Principles of ABA in the Classroom
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Heidi Kay and the PediaStaff Team
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Study: Teen Drivers with ADHD - More Tickets, More Accidents
Source: Medical X-Press]

Teen drivers diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are significantly more likely to crash, be issued traffic and moving violations, and engage in risky driving behaviors than their peers without ADHD, according to a Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) study published today in the journal Pediatrics.

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Long-Term Physical-Psychiatric Effects of Childhood Trauma
[Source: Medical X-Press]

Exposure to trauma in childhood is associated with both psychiatric and physical problems for decades afterward, according to new research presented here today at the American Psychiatric Association's (APA) Annual Meeting. Researchers are longitudinally assessing more than 1,000 individuals who were directly exposed to the 9/11 terror attack as children, as well as a matched control group of 500 individuals who were not.

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Study Suggests Kids Should Be Screened Earlier For Autism
[Source: Disability Scoop]

New research indicates that autism can be reliably diagnosed in children months before pediatricians conduct routine screening for the developmental disorder.

A study looking at over 1,200 kids finds that an autism diagnosis made by a trained professional is accurate starting shortly after a child's first birthday.

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Study: Recess Can Be More Rewarding for Those with ASD
[Source: Disability Scoop]

For typically-developing children, recess can be the best part of the school day.
Lots of friends to scream and shout with while playing tag, inventive games on the jungle gym and hard-fought competitions between the athletically inclined. A child with autism, meanwhile, may encounter recess as loud and chaotic, isolating and exhausting - making it all the more difficult to read social cues or find a way to connect and make 

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Learning Language: New Insights into How Brain Functions
[Source: Science Daily]

Learning it in a class that essentially compresses a one-semester college course into a single month of intensive instruction - and agreeing to have your brain scanned before and after - might seem even more daunting.

But the 24 Americans who did just that have enabled University of Delaware cognitive neuroscientist Zhenghan Qi and her colleagues to make new discoveries about how adults learn a foreign language.

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Young Children Willing to Punish Misbehavior, Even at Personal Cost
[Source: Science Daily]

Children as young as three years old are willing to punish others' bad behavior, even at personal cost, finds a new study by psychology researchers at New York University. The work adds to growing evidence that human beings distinguish between right and wrong at a very young age and are willing to pay a personal cost to encourage positive behavior in others.

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Are you looking for a Clinical Fellowship where you'll have exceptional mentoring and a comprehensive experience working with children of all ages?  You've found it...

PediaStaff is searching for a Speech-Language Pathologist for a clinic in Madison, IN.  You'll enjoy working with a combination of school-aged children in the clinic and local schools as well as Indiana First Steps birth to 3 in their homes.

* Full-time position with great benefits

Learn About / Apply for This Job on our Blog
Seeking a new contract opportunity for August 14th-October 28th?

Are you an Occupational Therapist interested in working in a school setting?
* Currently seeking candidates for part-time position in the vicinity of Aurora, IL
* Position is 5 days per week
* Previous school-based experience preferred but will train
* Caseload will be discussed during interview
* You'll work alongside a team of therapists
* Mentorship is available

Learn About / Apply for This Job on our Blog
Do you enjoy working with both children and adults?

Would you like an interesting and challenging job where you'll have variety in your work days and grow professionally?

PediaStaff is searching for a full-time Speech-Language Pathologist to join a dynamic interdisciplinary team in Clarksville, TN.

*  Work with mostly children Birth through school-age, and a few adults of all ages, with a wide range of diagnoses

Learn About / Apply for This Job on our Blog
Book Review: Difference or Disorder
by Gina Glover, CCC- SLP

As a monolingual Speech-Language Pathologist, I often have to research languages that I need to assess or treat with an interpreter when there is no trained bilingual SLP available. This book has the phonemic systems, language patterns and cultural information all in one place for several languages we commonly encounter which will save me hours of research. I can't tell you how much I appreciate having so much in one easy to read and easy to understand book. This will be a valuable tool for me 

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Summer Sunglasses Craftivity - Handwriting and Scissor Skills
[Source: Your Therapy Source]

Download this  free summer sunglasses activity to create a cute craft while practicing handwriting and scissor skills.  There are step by step directions as well.  

Download this Craftivity Through a Link on our Blog
Pool Noodle Fine Motor Balance Tray
[Article and Image Source:  Hands on As We Grow]

With summer just around the corner, this pool noodle fine motor balance tray will have your little one eager and excited to participate while developing and strengthening their basic  fine motor skills.

I love  utilizing items that we already have around our house as part of our learning for many reasons. Not only does it allow for spontaneous and hands on play, it is an efficient way of keeping your cost of planning activities within your budget.

Learn More About This Activity Through a Link our Blog
Tx Activity of the Week:  Beaded Dragonfly & Lightning Bug Craft
How adorable is this?? Thank you to I Heart Crafty Things for this fantastic summery, insect-themed idea that combines fine motor practice with a 'reward-for-correct-utterance' activity!     I would combine it with a reading of Sam and the Firefly - one my all time favorite books!

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Career Corner:   10 Tips to Help You Rock Your OT (or other!) Therapy Fieldwork
Editor's Note:  We love Christie's Mama OT Blog.  Hopefully she won't mind that we think she should alter her title just a smidgen.   These tips are completely perfect for SLPs, PTs, School Psychologists, and all the other clinical educators that read our blog!

[Source:  Mama OT]


Pediatric Tx Corner: Children with Brain Injury: Recovery & School
By: Marilyn Lash, M.S.W.

An injury to a child can be an emotionally devastating event for families. Whether it is caused by a car crash, fall, sports injury or biking collision, many parents feel that have failed to protect their child from harm.

"Traumatic brain injury in childhood is the most prevalent cause of death and long term disability in children and affects all socioeconomic levels" (Bond Chapman, 2006).


OT Corner:   Horsepower from Within - How Horses Restore Strength and Spirit
 
By: L A Pomeroy

Reprinted with the express permission of Holistic Horse as originally published on their website.

"See me. Feel me. Touch me. Heal me." -The Who
"People have a need to touch animals in order to connect with them," observes Dr. Temple Grandin, who was diagnosed with autism as a child but went on to earn a PhD in animal science from the University of Illinois and accept an associate professorship at Colorado State University. She has authored five books, including Animals in Translation, published in 2005, that explore and explain what life with autism can teach us about communicating with other species through resources other than language.


SLP Corner:  Taking Speech Language Therapy Outside
 
[Source: SLP Natalie Synders]

Is the weather ever so nice that you just want to take therapy outside for the day?  We don't get those days too often in Illinois, and it doesn't always work with what I need to target or get done in therapy, but here are some ideas I have used when I do!

Two of my favorite outdoor therapy items are sidewalk chalk and bubbles!


Behavior Corner: Using Principles of ABA in the Classroom
 
[Source: SLP Natalie Synders]

Is the weather ever so nice that you just want to take therapy outside for the day?  We don't get those days too often in Illinois, and it doesn't always work with what I need to target or get done in therapy, but here are some ideas I have used when I do!

Two of my favorite outdoor therapy items are sidewalk chalk and bubbles!


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