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Speech Therapy for Children with Hypernasality

Hypernasality in children may be caused by a cleft palate, a palate that is too short, or the inability to move muscles involved in the closure of the velopharyngeal complex, as in cases of cerebral palsy. Less commonly, hypernasality may result from an undiagnosed palate muscle problem, especially if a person has undergone an adenoidectomy…. Read more »

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Occupational Therapy Apps to Assist Children with Sensory Processing Disorders

More and more new, innovative tools are being introduced to advance OT for children with sensory processing disorders (SPD). Here’s a summary of some of the latest iTunes apps, which can be beneficial to you as a therapist, as well as to parents and other caregivers: See. Touch. Learn. This highly regarded, award winning app… Read more »

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Thanksgiving is right around the corner … and buckle up, because here comes the holiday season – a time of year when it can be especially challenging to keep students engaged and interested in their academic and therapy activities. For the month of November, incorporate some Thanksgiving-themed elements into your therapy plans. Besides being a… Read more »

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Assist in Calming Down a Child

When a student gets agitated, your first inclination may be to tell them to “go sit and calm down” or “just relax.” But, many students simply don’t know how to do this – especially if they demonstrate chronic agitation, frustration or defiance. Self-calming is an essential skill for success at school, at home, and in… Read more »

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Fall Classroom Ideas

Fall is a great time to incorporate fun activities into your classroom. Whether you stay indoors or take your students outside to truly experience the changing seasons, here are some ideas to keep them engaged while enjoying autumn: The Great Pumpkin Where to begin when it comes to fall ideas around the season’s favorite gourd?… Read more »

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Speech Pathology Jobs | Cobb Pediatric Therapy Services

At any time during the year, books can be a terrific enhancement to your speech room and activities to keep students engaged and on track. Here are six books to use during autumn. As one of their titles reminds us, this is an awesome season – and these are awesome resources! The Apple Star –… Read more »

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Hand Eye Coordination | Cobb Pediatric Therapy Services

Hand-eye coordination is essential to helping students develop in a myriad of areas that involve academic, play and life skills – including handwriting, reading, sports and general day-to-day activities. The best way to help children develop hand-eye coordination is through activities they enjoy doing. Tie them into your fall seasonal plans for your classroom or… Read more »

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Physical Therapy Month | Cobb Pediatric

What are you doing to celebrate October as National Physical Therapy Month? This annual observance began in 1981 as National Physical Therapy Week. In 1992, it was moved to October so as not to conflict with the American Physical Therapy Association’s (APTA) annual conference – and it was declared that the entire month of October… Read more »

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Classroom Progress Reports | Cobb Pediatric Therapy Services

Do you become overwhelmed at student progress report time? A few simple tips from Cobb Pediatric Therapy Services can help you get organized while the school year is still young – and maybe even come to enjoy the process. Use creative comments and gentle suggestions for improvement. But first: set the groundwork in place with… Read more »

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Speech Related Tantrums | Cobb Pediatric Therapy Services

Every child has tantrums. They are especially prevalent in preschool and the lower primary grades, but these lapses in emotional control also can happen in older students. It’s your job to handle the child having the tantrum, as well as keeping others on task – and keeping everyone safe. Tactics to Deal with Tantrums Handling… Read more »