Friday, January 13, 2012

Friday Features

Happy Friday the 13th! Webinars seem to be popping up everywhere this week.

~The next Handwriting Without Tears webinar will take place on January 31 at 8:00pm EST. I have viewed webinars by Handwriting Without Tears in the past and the content is always great. I'm sure this timely webinar, Response to Intervention - The Link to Handwriting Instruction and Intervention, will be great as well!

~Thanks to Your Therapy Source, I came across Head Start Body Start National Center for Physical Development and Outdoor Play. Not only is their website full of useful information, they also offer free webinars! The next webinar (Including Preschoolers with Special Needs in Active Play) will take place on February 7 at 1:00PM EST. If you can't make it at that time, past webinars are archived on their website for viewing at your convenience.

~Friends of PediaStaff can receive a discount on a webinar on selective mutism. Parenting a Child with Selective Mutism will be on Friday, March 2. It is a three hour webinar for only $30 with the discount and you will receive .3 AOTA CEUs!

In non-webinar news:
~Heidi Nejezchleb Tringali is a pediatric occupational therapist who was interviewed about OT. Check out the 20 Questions interview for a very informative overview of pediatric OT, as well as advice for OT students. 

~I discovered a new OT blog this week, Child's Play OT. This blogger has a 2012 challenge to blog daily about turning everyday objects into fun therapeutic activities. Be sure to check it out! Child's Play OT looks like it will be full of useful therapy ideas!

~I spotted OT students, Houman Ziai and Josh Springer in the December 19 issue of OT Practice. They are driven by AOTA's Centennial Vision and are striving to make OT a more widely recognized, diverse and powerful profession. Through the brOT Movement, their goal is to reach out to males who are undecided about a career path and educate them about OT as a career option. They plan to get into the full swing after the AOTA Conference, so be sure to check back in late spring to follow their progress! 

~Heidi Kay from PediaStaff wrote a guest post over at Love That Max titled Great sites for therapy ideas for kids with special needs. This list contained many of my favorite blogs, as well as some great new ones, so be sure to check it out!

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