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Podcast Interview on Distance Learning with All Things OT!

Podcast Interview with All Things OT! I have had an insane couple of weeks getting ready for virtual school this fall! Because of that, I almost forgot to share this awesome podcast interview I did a few weeks ago. If you haven't checked it out yet, All Things OT is a...

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The Case Against Sensory Rooms in Schools

I hesitated writing this post at first because I hate being incendiary. There are two general camps of thought on sensory rooms in schools. One is that we need them for a “sensory friendly” school. Another group avoids them altogether. I’m part of the latter group but...

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Turn Your iPad Into a Document Camera With Osmo

Turn Your iPad Into a Document Camera With Osmo I want to show exactly how I use this relatively inexpensive device to turn my iPad into a document camera. To do this, you're going to need the Osmo base and reflector. In the video, I'm using the Osmo white board but I...

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4 Ways OTs Can “Push In” To Virtual Learning

4 Ways OTs Can "Push In" To Virtual Learning School based therapists probably haven’t seen the last of telehealth in their practice. Even if districts reopen, some of our students will likely be served through a distance model at some point next year. Now is the time...

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Use Your iPad Screen as a Switch

  There are plenty of options for connecting an external switch to your iPad. Did you know you can use the iPad screen itself as a switch? Think of the possibilities! One obvious use for this is programming any screen touch to do something more difficult like...

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An OTs Guide to School Based Teletherapy

COVID-19 has left school systems around the country scrambling to try to educate children while their buildings have to stay closed. While educators are challenged in so many ways, related service providers are dealing with the extra task of making sure our students...

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Parental Control Using Guided Access in iOS

Parental Control Using Guided Access in iOS  If you’ve been on Facebook recently you’ve seen plenty of funny videos and posts about the trials of parenting in the age of social distancing. The struggle is real! Limits on screen time are flying out the window right now...

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5 Things School OTs Should 3d Print

5 Things School OTs Should 3D Print Lots of teachers and school occupational therapists I talk to think that in order to start 3D printing you have to know how to design things. That couldn’t be farther from the truth! You actually don’t even need a 3D printer but...

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