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Best of SLP Bloggers FREE e-book

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Best of SLP Bloggers FREE e-book from Activity Tailor on TPT: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/The-Best-of-SLP-Bloggers-2363198

“There’s a wealth of information out there, but you need to know where to look. This ebook brings together sample posts from over 70 SLP bloggers and provides indexes to find specialized information from AAC, adult or EI resources, fluency, ESL to hearing impairment. Resources for pediatric language and speech sound disorders abound!”

{ honored to have OMazing Kids included 🙂 }
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Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist
Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC – inclusive wellness & educational activities for kids of all abilities
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Angela Moorad is the founder of OMazing Kids, LLC and is an ASHA certified & licensed pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist and Kids Yoga Teacher with over 25 years experience working in a variety of settings (early intervention, schools, teletherapy & a nonprofit pediatric rehab hospital for children with developmental disabilities). She is an app beta tester for educational & therapeutic app developers and loves sharing info about great apps, products, books & toys to use with kids of all abilities.

OMazing Kids Yoga at the JD McCarty Center in Spry Living Magazine

Wow! Imagine my surprise to be reading the daily Google Alert for “kids yoga” and see my name. Totally humbled that they would publish this. The picture is of two of our inpatients, Maria Bratton a fellow SLP who helps lead our therapeutic yoga group & me:

Here is the link to the article in Spry Living online: http://www.spryliving.com/articles/vip-sharing-yoga-benefits-with-kids/

(PS. While they did get a couple of the facts a little off, including my age, it is true that I don’t do much yoga personally….. mainly the breathing & some gently poses. It’s what works for me & my busy schedule 🙂 )

Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, IAYT, RCYP-2

Speech-Language Pathologist at the JD McCarty Center in Norman, Oklahoma (http://www.jdmc.org/)

Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC – inclusive wellness activities for kids of all abilities

Radiant Child Yoga Certified – Levels 1 & 2

E-Mail: amoorad1@juno.com

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New: Research Roundup on the OMazing Kids Blog

Announcing a new feature on the OMazing Kids Blog: “Research Roundup”.

https://omazingkidsllc.com/research-roundup/

This page is dedicated to sharing research & articles relating to kids wellness, including yoga, with a focus on Autism and other special needs.

Articles are listed in order of publication dates with most recent publications listed first.

When available, I am sharing links to full research articles rather than just the “abstract”.  Advocates and practitioners are cautioned to read more that just an “abstract” in order to understand research study results because abstracts rarely mention any limitations to the study, they report only key findings, and the brevity of the paragraph (typically 120 words) may tend to provide an overly optimistic read of the study and what was found. For more info about reading & understanding research articles: http://www.uky.edu/CRVAW/files/Understanding%20Scientific%20Journal%20Articles.pdf & http://www.womenshealthapta.org/pdfs/HowToResearchArticle.pdf

It includes a full PDF of the latest research on yoga for kids with Autism:

Efficacy of the Get Ready to Learn Yoga Program Among Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: a Pretest-Posttest Control Group Design

By Kristie Patten Koenig, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Anne Buckley-Reen, OTR/L, RYT & Satvika Garg, MS, OTR/L, Published in The American Journal of Occupational Therapy, September/October 2012, Volume 66, Number 5

Abstract: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22917120

Full PDF: https://omazingkidsyoga.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/efficacy-of-the-get-ready-to-learn-yoga-program-among-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorders-a-pretest-posttest-control-group-design-am-j-occup-ther-2012-sep665538-46.pdf

Feel free to e-mail me at amoorad1@juno.com if you would like to share an article to be posted :)

Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, IAYT, RCYP-2

Speech-Language Pathologist at the JD McCarty Center in Norman, Oklahoma (http://www.jdmc.org/)

Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC – inclusive wellness activities for kids of all abilities

Radiant Child Yoga Certified – Levels 1 & 2

E-Mail: amoorad1@juno.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsYoga

Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/amoorad

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/amoorad1

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/OMazingKids/

Blog: http://omazingkidsllc.com

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The Specifics of Effective Praise

All of us need to feel loved, appreciated & important….. so it is important that we help all of our children to feel and experience that.

But did you know that there are different “types” of “praise” and that for praise to be effective it needs to be “specific”?

Want to learn more? Check out this great post on the Proactive Parenting website: http://proactiveparenting.net/articles/the-key-to-building-your-childs-self-esteem

* (printable PDF: The Key to Building Your Child’s Self Esteem (Specific Praise) ).

Proactive Parenting is on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Sharon.ProActiveParenting.Tips.

And a few research articles:

 

And other ideas at: http://www.kellybear.com/TeacherArticles/TeacherTip37.html

 

Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, IAYT, RCYP-2

Speech-Language Pathologist

Founder of OMazing Kids Yoga, LLC – inclusive yoga for kids & teens of all abilities in Norman, Oklahoma

Radiant Child Yoga Certified – Levels 1 & 2

E-Mail: amoorad1@juno.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsYoga

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/amoorad1

Blog: https://omazingkidsyoga.wordpress.com

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Kids learn yoga through play

Kids learn yoga through play

The children prowled like jungle cats, held hands to create a tree canopy and sprinted like cheetahs through the savannah.

http://www2.tbo.com/content/2011/mar/30/CWOPENO1-kids-learn-yoga-through-play/life/

Kids’ Brains On Yoga – How kids doing yoga can help them develop healthy brains

 
 
 
 
 
How Kids Yoga Teachers Can Apply Brain Science to Their Classes | Young Yoga Masters

http://www.youngyogamasters.com/2011/04/03/kids-brains-on-yoga/

Kids Yoga – Time for RECESS – TulsaPeople – November 2009 – Tulsa, OK

Cool collaborative effort for kids yoga in Tulsa, Oklahoma between RECESS a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in Tulsa (www.recessforhealth.org), Project Creates, YMCA and Tulsa Children’s Museum

Time for RECESS – TulsaPeople – November 2009 – Tulsa, OK.

http://www.tulsakids.com/?q=child/school/recess-more-play

The Benefits of Yoga in US Schools – Wall Street Journal article

Namaste. Now Nap Time

Article from the Wall Street Journal.

By EMILY GLAZER

A three-year-old doing a downward dog? A four-year-old doing a cobra—and then helping a stuffed animal stretch into the same pose?

Yoga for children is taking off in studios, hospitals and schools across the country, as parents look for new activities that can help motor skills development and even behavioral problems.  Yoga isn’t just good exercise for adults. A growing number of schools, hospitals and studios say it can also be a boon to kids, helping them relax and focus, and improve their flexibility.

A 2003 study by California State University, Los Angeles found that yoga improved students’ behavior, physical health and academic performance, as well as attitudes toward themselves. That same year, Leipzig University reported that yoga reduces feelings of helplessness and aggression, and in the long term helps emotional balance. The benefits of yoga are particularly strong among children with special needs, research shows.

‘A Different Language’

Now thousands of schools across the country—as well as yoga studios and hospitals—are adding programs that teach children to do the exercises.

In January, Paul Ecke Central Elementary School in Southern California added yoga to its curriculum for 650 students at $20,000 a year. Principal Adriana Chavarin says she has seen how calm and centered students are after practicing the techniques. At a recent assembly, students were getting restless as they sat on the floor. Then a few sixth graders spontaneously led the rest in yoga poses and breathing exercises.

“Every kid in the audience quieted down,” says David Miyashiro, the district superintendent. “It’s a different language they all speak now.” .  .  . To read the complete article click here. (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703386704576186463216602684.html)

Includes a video: http://online.wsj.com/video/why-more-kids-are-learning-to-say-namaste/ECD9C1A6-5087-4784-8887-7FA1B3BD84A4.html

Orginal source: Wall Street Journal

Yoga, Kids And OT: They fit together like hand and glove By Christine and James Ristuccia, and Amanda Gretsch

“Yoga, Kids And OT: They fit together like hand and glove”  by Christine and James Ristuccia, and Amanda Gretsch

A nice article that summarizes how yoga may assist in helping treat children with occupational issues such as sensory integration and developmental disorders, this article is informative for parents and caregivers in understanding the link between yoga and learning.  The article, by Christine and James Ristuccia and Amanda Gretsch, is featured in the March 14th, 2011 issue of Advance Magazine for Occupational Therapists.

http://occupational-therapy.advanceweb.com/Archives/Article-Archives/Yoga-Kids-And-OT.aspx

Check out  Christine Ristuccia’s cool products for kids yoga at: http://addriya.com/