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 »

Fun with Fall: Five Fall Activities for Children’s Occupational Therapists

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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 »

Don’t Run from AAC!

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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 »

Work-life Balance for CFs: Staying True to Yourself, for You and Your Students

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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 »

My Lunch Bunch Experience

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As I begin another school year, I like to think about what has been successful in the past and how I can improve on what has already been working.  This year, I am thinking specifically about the Lunch Bunch Social Skills group that I implemented a few years ago, first at the high school and… Read more »

Colorful Speech with Color Me Fluent

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How can you get your students on board and excited about Color Me Fluent?  If you’ve ever had the privilege of hearing Alice Anne G. Farley speak about her fluency therapy, you would hear just how she can make fluency sessions come alive!  We need to do the same.  Here are some helpful tips and… Read more »

Road Trippin’ with Cobb Pediatric!

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Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not   ~Ralph Waldo Emerson   In a state known for its Outer Banks, historic lighthouse and NASCAR, North Carolina is a great place to take a road trip and of course, live. North Carolinians are… Read more »

Behavior Management: Speech Language Therapy

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You’ve done it – you’ve successfully completed last year’s requirements, lazily basked in the sun all summer, and returned to school ready to take on the new year. Your pencils are sharpened, your files are color-coded, and your outfit is picked out. You’re eager to meet your students and begin therapy, never stopping to consider… Read more »

Celebrating National School Backpack Awareness Day

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September 20, 2017 is National School Backpack Awareness Day. It’s celebrated each year on the third Wednesday of September, to assist therapists, other educators, parents and students in getting the school year off to a healthy start. It’s also a great opportunity to showcase occupational therapy services throughout your community. Symptoms and Tips When it… Read more »