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What is cyberbullying?  Cyberbullying is the same as traditional bullying, but it occurs primarily online and in social media.  The reason cyberbullying is such a hot topic right now is for the mere fact that it never stops.  Traditional bullying typically only occurs throughout the school day and stops at the end of the school… Read more »

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One of the many perks of working in the school system – the much-awaited Thanksgiving break. You’re almost there! Spending time with friends and family over an 8-course dinner is always a highlight of the year. Time to catch up with the people you love and, of course, take a nap. Many of our students… Read more »

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The best things in life are the people you love, the places you’ve seen and the memories you’ve made along the way.   Talk about a sunny way of life: Santa Rosa boasts a relaxed pace and the colors are saturated with turquoise, deep blues and the warm oranges of beachside sunsets. Coupled with white-sandy… Read more »

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Let me begin this blog saying that bullying is an unacceptable behavior that adults and students have a responsibility to stop. It’s incredibly important that schools must have clear and comprehensive prevention practices/policies that address all forms of bullying and/or harassment. I know October was Bullying Prevention Month, but I wanted to speak upon this… Read more »

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Greetings! My name is Kie’rra. I’ve been working as a Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist for 7 years. Since graduate school, I’ve learned the importance of being organized. It has made my life so much easier. As the school year progresses, we are not only responsible for evaluations/treatment and Medicaid, but we have to consult with… Read more »

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So, now you know each student’s sensory preferences and aversions.  What do I do with this knowledge?  Help your students make a list of the items and strategies that will help them.  I recommend making a sensory kit for the classroom.  You can set this up as one large classroom kit or small individual kits… Read more »

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So here we are.  A new school year has started.  Everyone has begun settling into the routine of school and your classroom management except for that one student who just can’t seem to sit still or appears to be “too sensitive to everything”.  This is the student that is constantly out of his/her seat, fidgeting… Read more »

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Cobb Pediatric Therapy Services | Fun with Fall

Fall officially began September 22, when day and night were of equal length and the sun appeared to cross the equator. In addition to this being a terrific science lesson, it marks a wonderful time of year to provide your OT students with sensory input to help ensure continued success in school and at home…. Read more »

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Do you have children on your caseload who use an Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC) device?  It can be pretty overwhelming working with AAC especially if you have a full caseload.  Here are some suggestions to help make their therapy meaningful and beneficial for everyone involved.   Don’t reinvent the wheel: First make sure you are… Read more »

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“I don’t even recognize my own face in the mirror,” my graduate school classmate said to me, as we packed up our things after another late night of SOAP notes and studying. I could relate. It wasn’t our tired eyes and dehydrated skin that she was referring to (a result of exhaustion and living on… Read more »