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Aviva Weiss

Chief Executive Officer

The Jewish Entrepreneur

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Background Information

Employment History

Occupational Therapist

St. Christopher's Hospital

Affiliations

Founder
Fun and Function LLC

Advisory Board of Occupational Therapy Program and Mentors Occupational Therapy Students
Salus University

Founder
SPECIALKIDS.COM Inc

Education

B.S.

Psychology

Touro College

MS

Masters

Occupational Therapy

The Richard Stockton College

Web References (64 Total References)


Meet The Mentors | The Jewish Entrepreneur

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Aviva Weiss CEO: Fun and Function

Aviva Weiss is the co-founder and CEO of Fun and Function, the award-winning company dedicated to realizing each child's fullest potential. As the CEO and Creative Director, Aviva works with a team of therapists, educators and artists and designs the company's innovative toys, games, clothing and therapy equipment to build skills and self-esteem for children of every ability. Each design integrates high quality and play value at an affordable price. Aviva serves on the advisory board of Salus University's Occupational Therapy Program, and mentors occupational therapy students and entrepreneurs.


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By Ellen Walters, Director, Learning Initiatives in Early Childhood Education / This week, early childhood teachers from four schools gathered at Jewish Learning Venture for a workshop with Aviva Weiss, O.T., who spoke about Sensory Integration.


By Ellen Walters, Director, Learning ...

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By Ellen Walters, Director, Learning Initiatives in Early Childhood Education / This week, early childhood teachers from four schools gathered at Jewish Learning Venture for a workshop with Aviva Weiss, O.T., who spoke about Sensory Integration.


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Yesterday, early childhood teachers from four schools gathered at Jewish Learning Venture for a workshop with Aviva Weiss, MS/OTR/L and Founder of Fun and Function. Aviva described the issues of Sensory Integration so that teachers would understand the differing needs of their students. She brought many products for teachers to sample such as squeezy balls, putty, and "fidgets. She helped teachers to validate the feelings of their children while setting realistic limits. In her presentation, she displayed an "Action Room" including a small trampoline and a climbing wallthat would be helpful to all children. Participants shared great feedback, including the "instructor was insightful, knowledgeable, and passionate about her field," and "I will spend more time listening to the children about their feelings. Sessions such as these with experts in their fields help teachers to become better practitioners, which is better for our children and better for our community!

For more information, or to view the resources that Aviva shared, contact Ellen Walters.


Traveling with children with special needs

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by Aviva Weiss, founder of Fun and Function Toys, LLC

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But a few preparations, says Fun and Function LLC founder Aviva Weiss, can go a long way toward ensuring a good time for everyone.
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"Traveling with a special needs child - or any child, for that matter - needn't be a stressful event," Weiss says. "In fact, it can be a great experience, offering lessons and fond memories for all. The keys are to prepare everyone in advance, include a few fun and familiar items and activities, and above all remember that it takes time and patience to learn how to manage change."
Pediatric therapist / O.T. Aviva Weiss is founder of Fun and Function LLC, a Merion Station, Pa.-based provider of engaging, durable and functional play and therapy products at affordable prices, including an exclusive line of scooters and portable writing kits.

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