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NPDDF Guest Speaker Highlight: Rick Solomon

Meet Richard Solomon, MD, the founder of The PLAY™ Project (Play and Language for Autistic Youngsters) and the Medical Director at The Ann Arbor Center for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. Rick has nearly 20 years experience working with thousands of children with Autism spectrum disorders as a developmental and behavioral pediatrician. He’s also committed to sharing his successful techniques with other practitioners; through the
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The Sharks Have a New “Pet” Project

  Our social cognition group, the Sharks, have embarked on a new service-learning project and we need your help. The group will be collaborating with an animal shelter soon and is starting to collect and make items that the pets will enjoy. If you have anything to donate or would like to contribute to our project, please leave donation in the marked box in
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New Literacy Program in the Otter Group

Our leads and therapists are always finding new ways to challenge their little learners and prepare them for the next steps. A great example of this is the collaboration between the Otters lead Amanda DeAngeles, DT/Floortime Clinician, and one of LEEP’s speech therapists, Tyler Choate M.S., CCC-SLP. They have put together a fantastic program that encourages our preschoolers to engage in storytelling. Each week,
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Make Your Home a Sensory Playground

One of the most common questions our therapists gets is “How can I create a therapeutic environment at home?” If you’ve ever wondered this, we have good news! Michaja Prendergast, OTR/L, and Abby Foltz-Hottle, MA CCC-SLP, have teamed up to help you create a sensory experience in your home, from the design of your child’s room to the toys in the closet.  You simply
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