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Solar Eclipse

Jessi Dolnik - Thursday, August 17, 2017

On August 21 we will experience a total solar eclipse. The last total solar eclipse to pass through the continental United States was 99 years ago. What is a solar eclipse? A solar eclipse is when the moon passes between the sun and the earth causing part or all of the sun to be blocked. The eclipse will start in our area at about 1:13pm and end at 4:06pm.  Read More


Child Eye Health and Safety Month

Jessi Dolnik - Thursday, August 17, 2017

Author: Krista Flack, MS OTR/L Read More


School Supply Recommendations

Jessi Dolnik - Thursday, August 10, 2017

Author: Krista Flack, MS OTR/L  Read More


Homework Breaks - Gross motor activities

Jessi Dolnik - Thursday, August 10, 2017

School is back and that means so is homework. For some kids sitting in a class room all day is hard, and then to come home and sit some more to do homework seems next to impossible. Incorporating small gross motor breaks can help increase your child’s attention and make homework time go much smoother. A study done in 2011 showed that kids concentrate better after some form of physical activity. “Specifically, our preliminary work suggests that sustained involvement in structured physical activity may offer benefits to motor, cognitive, social, and behavioral functioning in young people exhibiting ADHD symptoms” (Smith et al., 2011). When sitting down to do homework, give your child a specific number of problems to complete, and then after they hit the target number have them get up and step away. Have them complete a quick heavy work activity before continuing the homework. Here are a few ideas. Read More


Back to School, Back to Routine

Jessi Dolnik - Thursday, August 03, 2017

Author: Krista Flack, MS OTR/L Read More


Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month

Jessi Dolnik - Thursday, August 03, 2017

Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month is a public health and awareness campaign focusing on the leading genetic cause of the death in babies younger than two years of age. Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a genetic disease that affects the parts of the nervous system that controls voluntary muscle movement. SMA is a genetic mutation of the 5th chromosome.  Read More


National Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness & Prevention Month

Jessi Dolnik - Monday, July 31, 2017

Author: Krista Flack, MS OTR/L Read More


Beginning the IEP Process: Part 1

Jessi Dolnik - Friday, July 21, 2017

This week, Barbara Helms, M.Ed., CCC-SLP, is sharing some great information about the IEP process!  With so much to share, we couldn't fit it all in one post, so stay tuned for more! Read More


The Beaufort Water Festival

Jessi Dolnik - Thursday, July 13, 2017

The Beaufort Water Festival starts this Friday July 14th and runs until next Sunday July 21st. Below highlights some of the events that will be going on. Please check out their website for a full list of events. https://www.bftwaterfestival.com/full-festival-schedule.html  Read More


Summer Reading

Jessi Dolnik - Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Author: Krista Flack, MS OTR/L Read More



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