Sorry for the quiet…

Two articles I’m glancing at…

Chewing Gum Aids Concentration (I totally agree with this one – I frequently recommend letting some of my OT kiddos be allowed to chew gum in class, either for concentration or to keep them from putting other things in their mouth…some teachers are skeptical at first but become believers…pretty high success rate…)
(A comparison between Section 504 and IDEA)
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Sorry for the quiet here lately…March is March Madness in the school OT world in terms of lots of meetings and requests for screenings, so I am crazy busy with work. I’m stressed out and I haven’t been able to give much time to my blog. I need to pick a winner for the LetterReflex and Dexteria giveaway using random.org (only a few people commented so chances of winning super high for those who had commented before the deadline!)
 I also am going to be writing a review about a book I just got called “Implementing Sensory Strategies in the Classroom” if I recall the title correctly – I’m taking the course with the same title on March 19th so I’ll wait to review the book till I take the course. 🙂 I’m REALLY excited about the course because even after just skimming through the book – it looks awesome and great to use with advocates as it’s filled with data sheets, and sheets great for reproducing for teachers and parents. I’ll share how to get the book at the time of the review. 
I’m also preparing for presenting at our national AOTA conference, trying to work on my upcoming redesigned website, etc etc etc, so ummm, I’m a little tired and worn thin! This morning I had a Pilates class, then met a speech co-worker to go walk at Torrey Pines State Park/beach for an hour (a 3 mile hilly loop). I got my exercise in for the day which is HUGE for managing stress! I’m staring at tons of piles of paperwork, but a nap is definitely going to win the battle, I think. Then I go do my volunteer shift holding babies in a NICU, then grocery store, then a few hours doing work in preparation to start the week! It’s report card week aughhhhhh. ::runs around screaming::
Well I’m sure this was absolutely fascinating (said in most sarcastic voice ever). I just felt like a little stream of consciousness/rambling to explain why it’s been so quiet over here in Miss Awesomeness land lately (I am trying my best to refrain from making another self deprecating comment here)…LOOK I SUCCEEDED!! YES!!! 
Mar 10, 2013 | Category: Occupational Therapy | Comments: 1

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