Holiday Classroom Activities

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The countdown begins until our big winter break! Around this time of year, I find both the students and I have difficulty focusing with the holiday break right on the horizon. This is the time I start bringing out anything interactive, including crafts and board games. Many of our students who already have difficulty focusing… Read more »

The ADHD Bandwagon

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Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, also known as ADHD, appears to be as prevalent as chickenpox.  Every child seems to have it and every parent/teacher complains about it. As soon as a child demonstrates a difficulty with sitting quietly still or appears distracted, even slightly, everyone points to ADHD.  It’s become the excuse for bad behavior,… Read more »

Bullying Prevention: Part 2, Cyberbullying

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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 »

Thanksgiving Therapy Activities

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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 »

Road Trippin’ with Cobb Pediatric!

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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 »

Bullying Prevention: Part 1, The Schools

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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 »

How To Stay Organized For The Entire School Year

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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 »

Sensory Processing, Part 2: Sensory materials, now what?

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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 »

Sensory Processing, Part 1: Now what’s wrong?

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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 »