Basic Aspects of Handwriting

By: Sara Hudson, OTD, OTR/L, Handwriting Without Tears® Certified Handwriting Specialist Handwriting is an essential skill for academic success and communicating. It has a big impact on areas of the brain related to literacy development such as reading, writing,...

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URS Celebrates the 30th Anniversary of ADA

What do you remember from the year 1990? Maybe it’s the reunification of Germany, the end of apartheid in South Africa, or the discovery of “Sue” the massive Tyrannosaurus in South Dakota? I recall all of these things, but the memory that is most vivid in my mind is...

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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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