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SeekFreaks IEP Checklist: Student Version

Who wants to attend IEP meetings? I think students might be last in that line. SeekFreaks developed this list to help students prepare for annual review meetings. We have found IEP meetings with students at the table to be more

4 Easy Steps to Advance from a Caseload to a Workload Approach

Have you ever wondered where you were ever going to find the time in the school day to contact a parent, write a request for equipment for one of your students, answer an email invite to a meeting, or

SeekFreaks Video: Count Me In…with the Rifton TRAM

SeekFreaks explored the Rifton TRAM and found great uses for improving access to many children & youth, including those with complex medical needs. Utilize the TRAM to transfer, gait train, perform ADLs, and document progress in weight-bearing ability! So many

Innovations 2017: Hot Child [-based Therapists] in the City

Happy Summer, SeekFreaks! Both SeekFreaks participated in the APTA Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy’s Innovations in School-based Physical Therapy Practice 2017 conference in our nation’s capital – Washington, DC, July 14th & 15th. It was awesome!! I’m here to

RESOURCE: 10 Handy CanChild Resources

I can’t believe we let Canada’s Sesquicentennial Anniversary (aka 150th Year) on July 1, 2017 go without a shout out on the great work of our colleagues up North on conducting research and creating resources. So we decided to

Workshop: All Write Already! Top-Down Systems Approach to Evaluation & Interventions in Handwriting – New Orleans, LA

with Peggy Morris, OTD, OTR/L, BCP
January 12, 2018 | Loyola University, New Orleans, LA
Likely, more than half of your referrals for school-based OT revolve around handwriting. Learn a two-pronged approach to this common problem, and impact your schools

Workshop: Move, Motivate, Participate! Applying Evidence to Address the Motor Needs of Children with Autism – New Orleans, LA

with Karen Tartick, PT, CSCS
January 12, 2018 | Loyola University, New Orleans, LA
Learn to use evidence in addressing the motor needs of children with autism. Hear the dual perspectives of a PT & mother of a child with

Workshop: Train the Brain! Motor Learning Strategies to Promote Neural Plasticity in Children & Youth – Los Angeles, CA

with Carlo Vialu, PT, MBA
December 4, 2017 | USC University Club, Los Angeles, CA
Learn the latest evidence on motor learning strategies to promote permanent changes to skill performance and the brain! Participants will learn how to create motor-learning-rich

SeekFreaks Video: Go Where You Want to…The Rifton HTS

SeekFreaks explored Rifton’s Hygiene and Toileting System (HTS) and found the HTS’ potential to help children with disabilities go where they need to go, and participate in any activity where the child can get wet. How about joining their

The 6 Steps to Coaching Our Clients

Coaching as a way to deliver client-centered school-based therapy services. What?! While I am not quite a pom-pom kind of person, I do enjoy being a cheerleader for my clients. I also like telling people what to do! And

Spotlight on Spain: Interview with Vanesa Abuin, PT, MSc, PhD

Happy Summer, SeekFreaks! What are you up to? Summer makes me think of vacations, especially some place sunny.  So I decided to take all of you to Spain with this interview with Vanesa Abuin, PT, MSc, PhD. She is

Workshop: Everything’s Measurable! ICF-based Approach to Pediatric OT & PT Assessment – Philadelphia, PA

with Carlo Vialu, PT, MBA
December 8-9, 2017 | Temple University – Center City, Philadelphia, PA
Learn 60+ tests and measures as part of an ICF-based approach to assessing the needs of children and youth with neurologic, orthopedic and developmental

SeekFreaks Videos Presents…The New Rifton Pacer

It is SUMMER SeekFreaks!! Blockbuster season…we have a new adventure video to share with you. Check out this short but in-depth review of some new features for the Rifton Pacer. While it may not be a Blockbuster, we hope it

Happy End of School Year! Reflect, Advocate and Explore

Happy end of school year, SeekFreaks! 
I hope each of you are able to take some time to unwind, regroup and reflect…if not for an actual vacation maybe a stay-cation? Here are some reflection questions for you to ponder and

Can You Hear Me Now? Acoustical Challenges and Audiological Recommendations for Schools

Introduction: What do educational audiologists do?
When polling people outside the field of hearing and speech about what they think audiologists do, the most common response is that they do something similar to speech therapy. The second most

Top 23 Free Seated Exercise Videos – For Home and School

I was huffing and puffing going up the stairs last week, and realized that my cardiorespiratory fitness is taking a toll from not participating in any aerobic activities of late. Of course, I have no shortage of excuses…I’m very

5 Evidence-Supported Gifts for Teacher Appreciation Week

SeekFreaks is moving from one celebration to the next. May 8-12 is Teacher Appreciation Week! Have you thought of a way to show that you appreciate their work? Let us do the gift selection, packaging and wrapping for you.
While

Spotlight on OT Telehealth: Interview with Tasha Holmes

This post wraps up April with continued celebration of Occupational Therapy with a Spotlight interview with Tasha Holmes, an OT who practices in schools via telehealth. She has been an Occupational Therapist for 14 years and has worked with

3 Steps to a Strengths-based OT, PT & SLP Practice

Hello everyone!  Welcome to OT month and our OT centennial celebration.  Occupational Therapy is 100 years old this year (so is the National Hockey League, just sayin’).  
Strengths-based Practice
I am excited to chat today with you about

18 Predictors of Postsecondary Outcomes…And What OTs, PTs & SLPs Can Do Now!

Happy Occupational Therapy Centennial! What better way for SeekFreaks to start the month than by focusing on the postsecondary occupations of employment, education and independent living!
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Predictors
The ability to predict is very useful in our

SeekFreaks’ Adapted Physical Education Primer

With Bonus: Physical Activity Evidence/Resources
Physical activity is critically important to children, and clearly public schools. We are making progress in decelerating the obesity epidemic with our children, according to the Centers for Disease Control. However, “the current reality

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