Here are some resources for speech-language therapy activities and sensory OT activities. Calming vestibular activities https://www.yourtherapysource.com/blog1/2019/06/23/vestibular-activities/ Proprioception input https://hes-extraordinary.com/daily-activities-proprioceptive-input Here are some tips for language development from the American Speech Language Hearing Association: https://www.asha.org/public/speech/development/activities-to-Encourage-speech-and-Language-Development/ Here are some more activity ideas: https://foreverymom.com/family-parenting/toddler-speech-therapy/ Here are more: https://www.readingrockets.org/article/activities-encourage-speech-and-language-development Here i
Update Monday, March 23, 2020 at 1:12 PM We are glad to announce that the parent who was tested for COVID-19 received negative results for his test. Sunshine School possible exposure: Last night we were notified that one of the parents of a child in the Kindershine classroom has been tested for Covid-19 and is awaiting his test results. He was at Sunshine School on March 13 to drop off his child. He said that because he knew he was at high risk of exposure that he avoided contact with people. According to him, the person he had closest contact with was the classroom teacher. We have communicated with the teacher and she has been socially distancing and will continue to do so. We have also re
Sunshine School staff and families - In light of the public school directive from the state governor's office, we will remain closed at least until April 17th. We will continue to follow the guidance of state and federal agencies as the COVID-19 situation evolves. We will continue to share resources on our blog and social media pages. If you have requests for specific resource to use at home with your children, please let us know.
Check out some of these resources some of our therapists have shared. These are activities you can do at home with your kids to work on skills they'd worked on in therapy. These two Facebook posts at on the OT Toolbox: https://www.facebook.com/TheOTtoolbox/posts/2738397269542766 https://www.facebook.com/406711342711382/posts/2741354399247053/?sfnsn=mo&d=n&vh=i
Check out all these indoor activities! While Disney World & Disneyland Are Closed, Take Your Kids On Virtual Rides Scholastic releases free daily courses for kids stuck home amid coronavirus school closures #OPERATIONSTORYTIME | YOUR FAVORITE AUTHORS HOST STORY TIME ONLINE! 10 Ball Games for Kids - Ideas for Active Play Indoors! 30+ VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS FOR KIDS
Check out this list of FREE outdoor learning activities for kids unexpectedly stuck at home! It's starting to get so nice outside and we hope you can use the time to get a change of scenery! https://outdoorfamiliesonline.com/free-outdoor-learning-kid-activities/?fbclid=IwAR3zQFA-B_h4zEytIulHiFaQEmU7pl6AwtLJa2hkP8QWCOuvnhle96xb9ns https://www.familyfuntwincities.com/outdoor-games-for-kids/
Free Community Meals: St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Fayetteville - "Grab and Go" Meals on Mondays and Wednesdays Bariola's Pizza in Rogers (12 and under) Jersey Mike's (Bentonville, Rogers) Marco's Pizza (Bentonville, Springdale, and Fayetteville) Samaritan Community Center in Rogers (snack packs, dining, and a small store with free items) Taco Casa - free meals for children Food Assistance Programs Arkansas State WIC Office: Must call to schedule an appointment at your local, country health unit. They will tell you whether or not you are eligible. Bring your ID, identification for each child, proof that you are an Arkansas resident, proof of income, and bring any children you are applying
Sunshine School Staff & Families – Beginning tomorrow, March 16, Sunshine School's Preschool and Outpatient Therapies will be temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and public school closures in our area. We will continue to offer Community Support Services and our Direct Support Professionals will be required to report to work (DSP’s please reach out to Amy Palmer if you have questions). Staff who work in the Preschool Facility will be receiving an email with additional information, so please be sure to check your email. Updated March 15, 2020 at 3:15PM
Please see the two letters below addressed to Sunshine Preschool and Outpatient Therapy Families and to Sunshine Community Support Clients, Families, Staff and Guardians: Dear Sunshine Preschool and Outpatient Therapy Families, Sunshine School & Development Center is committed to the health and safety of our students. As we continue to learn more and get advice from medical professionals, we want to share additional information. At this time, we are following the lead of local public schools regarding a possible temporary closure of preschool and outpatient therapy programs due to COVID-19. If a reason arises that we would need to take another course, we will notify you as soon as possible.
At this time, we are following the lead of local public schools regarding a possible temporary closure of preschool and outpatient therapy programs due to COVID-19. If a reason arises that we would need to take another course, we will notify you as soon as possible. Please be prepared for short notice as information is changing rapidly. For up to date information, please visit www.nwasunshineschool.org/covid-19. Updated March 12th, 2020 at 4:52 PM
The Sunshine School leadership continues to monitor the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and our first consideration is how it might affect our students, clients, families, and staff. We are following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and other health authorities, including medical professionals. Our number one priority is the wellness and safety of those we serve, therefore we ask that all non-essential visitors refrain from coming to our school building until further notice. A non-essential visitor is anyone not directly related to a client’s treatment. This group includes volunteers, those wishing to tour