Recess equals active, free play. It’s a time to recharge and socialize with friends. Other added benefits seen and documented include increased attention to tasks and better behaviors in the classroom. Read more here and why Occupational Therapists (and others) should care about recess.
As thousands of men and women have returned from military service in Iraq and Afghanistan, public concern has increased regarding the mental health impact of their experiences in these conflicts. Extended deployments, higher rates of survival from wounds, and exposure to multiple improvised explosive device (IED) blasts specific to the Iraq and Afghanistan wars have contributed to higher rates of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in veterans ... Read More
Short on Vitamin N? Here’s a brief list of nature activities to help you connect your kids, and yourself, to the health, cognitive and creative benefits of nature time — benefits that will help your child succeed in school and throughout life.Read More