If you are in the New Jersey area, The Special Needs Expos will be hosting an event in New Jersey on September 18th, 2016 from 11:00am to 4:00pm. The expo will be held at Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe.
The free event is geared towards delivering information to parents, caregivers, professionals and children. Resources and information include special needs schools, camps, recreational sports, respite programs and social service groups. Additional exhibitors include non-profit organizations, special needs trust information and non-traditional therapist.
The Out-of-Sync Child Grows Up: Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder in the
Adolescent and Young Adult Years
By: Carol Kranowitz
Forward by: Lucy Jane Miller
Published by: Peguin Random House
Format: Paperback, Kindle
This book is the long-awaited follow-up to the best seller, The Out-Of-Sync Child. Presenting information and advice for tweens, teens, and young adults living with Sensory Processing Disorder, and their parents. The purpose of the book is to offer coping strategies for SPD, help readers living with SPD share their stories and to increase public awareness about SPD.
The book is broken into 4 parts. Ms. Kranowitz begins the first chapter with background history o how she started gathering information on SPD. Chapter 2 describes typical and atypical development. Part 2 describes coping with daily activities and part 3 explains coping with relationships while part 4 provides insight into living an “In-Sync” life.
The book also provides personal stories from people with SPD. Their stories move the book from one of practical tips to truly understanding the experiences of a child with SPD. The format of the book will help people with SPD realize they are not alone and help both parents and professionals understand the needs of a teen and young adult with SPD.
Speech therapy is a key component in the life of a child with a disability. When it comes to speech therapy, there are so many blogs that provide an abundance of resources for other speech therapist, teachers and parents. Finding the right ones however can be a challenge.
The following blogs provide tons of information, resources and tips on speech language topics. Here are 10 speech therapy blogs worth checking out (in no particular order).
Beautiful Speech Life– Creates and develops therapy materials for fellow SLP’s and teachers. This website provides freebies, language materials and quick therapy tips.
Nicole Allison Speech Peeps– This website offers speech language resources on a variety of topics and an evidence-based intervention series.
PediaStaff– A resourceful blog providing informative news information and article blogs from speech language websites.
Simply Speech– A site with freebies and great blog ideas and activities
Speech 2 U- Provides resources, freebies and therapy topics on communication, social language, social language, organization, plus more!
Speechy Musing– Provides speech therapy resources on a variety of topics. Age range includes, birth to 3, elementary school and middle school on the subject of articulation, language and AAC; The site also includes a blog for fellow speech therapist.
Sublime Speech– Provides therapy to children with severe and profound disabilities. Website includes information on apps, articulation, language, materials and social skills
The Dabbling Speechie– A website for speech and language pathologist and parents offering a variety of resources on articulation, language and social skills.
The Speech Room News– Specializing in pediatric speech and language therapy, Jenna’s site provides resources for speech language pathologists and educators. The website includes free resources, and treatment topics on articulation, social language, preschool and more.
Abilities Expo will be coming to Boston, MA, from September 16th thru the 18th. The mission of the expo is to bring necessary products and services together under one roof for the community of people with disabilities, caregivers and healthcare professionals.
Workshops include, Living with Chronic Pain, Wheelchair Accessible Travel, Emergency Preparedness for Peoplewith Disabilities plus more. Events include, Acupressure for Stress Release, Adaptive Gaming Pavilion and an Assistive Technology Showcase.
Registration is free and will be held at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Hall C.
Dates and Times
September, 16th- Friday- 11am -5pm
September 17th- Saturday- 11am-5pm
September 18th- Sunday- 11am-4pm