Dialogic Reading

Have you ever thought about how you read to your young child? A child's experience with books plays an important role in their language development, reading development, and overall school readiness. How you read to your child is just as important as how often you...

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Positive Feedback – Summer Youth Program

"I observed the SYF [Summer Youth] session today facilitated by Alex. She is impressive. She did a great job engaging the participants and the participants all commented on how much they had learned. Alex also used an excellent video that was relevant, entertaining,...

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Improving Fine Motor Skills with Common Household Items

By Sara Hudson, OTD, OTR/L Did you know that there is so much more to having good finger skills than swiping on a phone or playing video games? Fine motor skills are essential to a child's development. Without fine motor skills, a child wouldn’t be able to: Hold...

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Adult Day Programming Testimonial

One of our parents took the time to send a note to URS' Adult Services Manager and Executive Director about the wonderful care she is receiving for her son during the pandemic. "Hello Dennis,I wanted you to know how helpful Annette has been in getting my son back to...

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Summer Speech-Language Skills

Written by: Katie Oxender, MA, CCC-SLPURS Speech Language Pathologist It’s summer - a time to take a break, unwind, and spend some time outdoors! School may be out, but that doesn’t mean speech and language skills have to take a break. No matter your child’s age, he...

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Everyday Hero: Patrick Powell

Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities sent this bulletin at 05/22/2020 10:24 AM EDT Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.Patrick Powell is preparing to leave home for his shift at Kroger. Patrick Powell of Centerville is a people-person. He...

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Google Offering New Tools To Help Those With Disabilities

Disability Scoop by Shaun Heasley | May 28, 2020 Google is introducing new technology to simplify smartphones for those with cognitive disabilities and it’s beefing up its map program to make it easier to know if destinations are accessible. The company said this...

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COVID-19 Safety Videos – Masks & Handwashing

URS safety protocols and PPE information: URS Protocols for COVID-19 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Training Cleaning and Disinfecting Tips for DSPs Helpful information for people with disabilities: We know some folks with developmental disabilities struggle with...

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Pre-Employment Transition Services

We were very honored to be asked to be included in the statewide Pre-Employment Transition Services video. We have enjoyed providing these services to local students and appreciate the work the Ohio Department of Education and Opportunities for Ohioans with...

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Pandemic Child Care Testimonials

"Being able to bring the girls to daycare during this pandemic has helped me to get back to work & not have to worry day to day who will watch the kids. Getting our everyday routine back also helped the girls out. The staff at URS has been amazing during all of...

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Tummy Time

By Renee Roberts, PT, DPT What is tummy time and why is it important? Tummy time is when an infant is placed on their stomach to play and explore their environment during waking hours. Tummy time is crucial for your baby’s motor, sensory, and visual development. Tummy...

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Adult & Senior Exercises

Thanks to our amazing Physical Therapist, Renee Roberts, PT, DPT for putting together the following videos for Seated Stretching and Chair Exercises! Chair Exercises: [video width="1920" height="1080"...

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