Category Archives: Self-regulation

Technology for Sound Sensitivity – Follow- up Success Story!

An earlier post Technology for Sound Sensitivity dated February 2, 2019 shared a case study of a student with auditory overload when in noisy environments. A variety of noise reduction options were researched and presented. While the Vibes noise cancelling ear … Continue reading

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Technology for Sound Sensitivity

Sensitivity to sound, often referred to as auditory defensiveness or hyperacusis, can be a socially isolating condition hindering social participation for many of our clients or students. The Friendship Circle identifies different types of noise sensitivities as described in the … Continue reading

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GoNoodle & Sworkit – Teacher tools from Free Technology for Teachers

As the start of school is just around the corner, Free Technology for Teachers provides a reminder about the great, free GoNoodle service available to teachers as well Sworkit Kids  app (Android App) providing brain breaks in the classroom. Check … Continue reading

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Brain Works Apps Reduced

Brain Works app, for iPhone and iPad is at a reduced price 4.99 (originally 8.99). Created by Occupational Therapist, Gwen Wild of Sensational Brain.com,  the app  supports users with sensory modulation challenges by providing a selection of sensory diets following choice of environment … Continue reading

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More Brain Break Resources

Your Therapy Source is a rich website and blog with an incredible amount of therapy ideas, forms and research information developed by Margaret Rice. I admire her extensive resources and her blog which provides great ideas and research related to … Continue reading

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Brain Break Resources for the Classroom and in Therapy

Brain Breaks Research on the benefits of exercise on learning have long been established (Jensen, 2003; Medina, 2008). Brain breaks are just one form of those used in classrooms. Brain breaks have implications for students with special needs such as … Continue reading

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Smart Apps For Special Needs: 10 Apps for Teaching Emotions and Calming Skills

Smart Apps for Special Needs provides 10 apps for teaching emotions and calming skills. There are great suggestions listed, any more you can add? Scooped from: Smart Apps for Special Needs As scooped with Scoop.it – OT mTool Kit Carol

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