Thursday, April 28, 2016

Fine motor skills for children with Down syndrome: A guide for parents and professionals

"Throughout Fine motor skills for children with Down syndrome, the author suggests ways to incorporate fine motor skill development opportunities into as many day-to-day activities as possible, recognizing how impractical it is to constantly be in therapy mode with a child. Suggestions for gift ideas are offered in Grandma's and Grandpa's lists at the end of each chapter.

"With expanded and updated information on fine motor skills and computer and personal electronic device use, keyboarding skills, postural support, sensory processing, and the adult years, readers will have at their fingertips a cornucopia of information and guidance to support the fine motor development of children and adults." -publisher

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The Art of Aging Workshop

The Art of Aging:
Life Enrichment Through the Arts

Saturday, May 21, 2016

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Indiana Memorial Union on the IU-Bloomington campus

As part of the 2016 Creative Aging Festival to be held next month in Bloomington, the Institute’s Center on Aging and Community will sponsor a one-day workshop focusing on best practices for engaging older adults in creative, arts-related enrichment activities.

Artists in all genres including activities directors, direct care workers, nurses, and administrators in long-term care, senior housing managers and personnel, social services professionals, volunteers, and students in gerontology should plan to attend.

For more information and to register, please visit:

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Learning to be kind and understand differences: Empathy skills for kids with ad/hd

"Learning to be kind and understand differences: Empathy skills for kids with ad/hd is a practical guide that aims to teach kids with AD/HD how to better get along with their peers, understand what they are feeling, and learn to recognize and talk about the feelings of other people. Includes interactive activities, a "Message to Readers," and "Resources for Parents, Teachers, and Counselors." -publisher

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Monday, April 25, 2016

Mobile App Monday - Articulation Station

"Created by a certified Speech-Language Pathologist, Articulation Station is a full featured articulation application to help children as well as adults learn to speak and pronounce their sounds more clearly. Beautiful high quality images represent target words to be practiced in fun-filled activities with the assistance of a Speech-Language Pathologist, teacher or parent.


Articulation Station is the only articulation application offering practice at the WORD, PHRASE, SENTENCE and STORY levels all in one app! These activities are so fun your kids will love practicing their sounds and forget they are actually "working" on their articulation." -iTunes

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Friday, April 22, 2016

Alzheimer’s Association Education Conference

The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter will host its statewide education conference on Friday, May 6, 2016 at the Indianapolis Marriott North.  Whether you are a professional, family caregiver, friend, or someone who would like to learn more about the disease, this conference has something for you! Attendees will learn from a variety of presenters to better understand the disease and how to best care for those with Alzheimer’s and other dementia.

Registration fee is $110.00 for professionals and $60.00 for families, care partners, friends, and students. 5.25 CEUs will be available for social workers and health facility administrators through the Alzheimer’s Association.

For more information and to register, please visit:

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Google Chrome's Accessibility Features

Looking for a way to make Chrome more accessible? Richard Byrne at Free Technology for Teachers has created a quick video tutorial on making the browser more accessible in under two minutes.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Design for a Small (Aging) Planet

Bloomington Farmer’s Market (City Hall Atrium)
Saturday, April 30, 2016
9 am – 12 noon 

This year, Design for a Small (Aging) Planet will feature the creative work of students in two interior design classes at Indiana University. One class is conceptualizing the re-configuration of an empty Shower’s Furniture Factory building as a “senior arts colony.” A second class is working on improvements to the design of everyday products. 

Students will be in place to help explain their work and solicit desired feedback from an interested public. 

For more information, contact Phil Stafford, Center on Aging and Community, Indiana University, or 812-855-2163.