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We picked the brains of our top team members to garner advice for new grads who are entering the therapy job market for the first time this spring. Here are six tips from folks who have learned from years of experience – and once were right there in your shoes: Attendance and Punctuality are Essential… Read more »

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When you need a child to calm down because they have become angry, frustrated or out of control, the key to success is … not telling them to “calm down.” That’s right. Think about how you, as an adult, react when someone tries this tactic on you. The reason for not doing it is simple:… Read more »

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported that approximately 11 percent of children between the ages of four and 17 had been diagnosed with ADHD since 2011 – with the average diagnosis made at the age of seven. A 2013 study published in the journal SRN Pediatrics found that yoga enhanced school… Read more »

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Observe Children's Mental Health Week

May is Mental Health Month. During the first week of this month, Children’s Mental Health Week is observed, to raise awareness of issues integral to children’s mental health in communities nationwide. End the Stigma As an educator observing Children’s Mental Health Week, you are in a position to help alleviate the stigma surrounding these issues,… Read more »

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Following directions is an integral part of language development. Yet many children, especially those with special needs, struggle with this. Your success in giving direction and encouraging progress is based on each individual student and their unique abilities. By the age of three, most children have begun to understand and carry out more than just… Read more »

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As a physical therapist, you don’t need to be reminded of the importance of balance and coordination, as you help your students function effectively, both during static and dynamic activities. What assessments can you use to best gauge children’s functional balance? SATCO Segmental Assessment of Trunk Control (SATCO) measures a child’s ability to maintain trunk… Read more »

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Is it time to spring clean your classroom therapy supplies? A fresh approach may be just what you need as the school year starts to wind down and students’ attention drifts outside to warmer weather and outdoor activities. Keep spring fever from deterring your plans for the rest of the year by making a few… Read more »

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April is National Autism Awareness Month. This observance has been recognized since the 1970’s, when the Autism Society launched its coast-to-coast effort to promote autism awareness and inclusion. In 2007, the United Nations took this initiative worldwide, designating April 2nd as World Autism Day. This year, the goal is to go beyond simply promoting autism… Read more »

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Cobb Pediatric Therapy Services selected as a Top Workplace for the sixth year   Cobb Pediatric Therapy Services has been awarded a 2017 Top Workplaces honor by The Atlanta Journal Constitution. The pediatric staffing firm, which is based in Kennesaw, Georgia, ranked 3rd in the midsize workplaces category (150-499 employees) out of 50 businesses. This… Read more »

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Now that the calendar is changing to spring, more road trips may be on the horizon for your young students and their families. How can you help parents to pass the time with kids cooped up in the car, while also creating opportunities to further develop visual motor skills? Here are some simple activities that work… Read more »