Rewarding Students for Their Progress

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Over the course of a school year, or even a single class period, you work with a mosaic of students who can be as different from one another as night and day. They look different, they behave differently, they come from different backgrounds – and last but not least, they learn differently. Likewise, you need… Read more »

Essential Occupational Therapy Apps: Sam Phibian

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The good news is: There are an increasing number of apps for your iPhone, iPad and iPod that can be used to make occupational therapy sessions more interactive, lively and interesting for young students. The even better news is the recently introduced app Sam Phibian. Because, guess what? It not only gets rave reviews from… Read more »

Keeping Your Child Attentive During Speech Therapy

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School is back in session and now that the novelty of the first few days or weeks has worn thin, how do successful speech pathologists engage their young students and keep them involved in their ongoing progress throughout the year? The secret is in making therapy fun. Whether your goal is language intervention and improvement,… Read more »

How to Choose the Right Contract Therapy Staffing Company

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As a speech pathologist, occupational or physical therapist,  you have a variety of career opportunities in multiple settings such as Hospitals, Skilled Nursing Facilities, Home Healthcare, Clinics and Schools. As you zero in on the position that best meets your needs, working with the right contract staffing company is a key strategic step.  The right… Read more »

Building a Strong Resume After Graduate School

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Congratulations! You’ve earned your graduate degree and are eager to start your career as a therapist. You may now feel stuck at the point where your advanced academic status bumps you up on the job-market ladder but, your practical work experience is limited. How do you create a resume that makes you truly marketable in… Read more »

In Their Own Words: Why Therapists Chose Cobb Pediatric Therapy Services

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“After working for Cobb Pediatric for several years now, one of the fundamental differences I see between Cobb Pediatric and other companies is the personal values and character of its employees. From our office staff to our therapists, Cobb employees care about what they do and how they help others. As an employee of Cobb… Read more »

Looking for a Great Setting for Your CF Year? Consider Schools!

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Schools sometimes get a bad rap with new graduates, who tend to view medical and clinical environments as the most varied and stimulating. However, school settings have a lot going for them, aspects you may have not considered. Here are several valuable reasons why schools are perfect for a first position:  Consistent hours equal a… Read more »

Debunking Myths about School-Based Contract Work

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New therapists just out of graduate school have many options for career paths, one of which is working with a contract agency in school systems. But many therapists aren’t aware of what this style of work entails. Unfortunately, there are false impressions about contract work that often dissuade graduates from considering this option. It’s time… Read more »

Grad School to Workplace: A Good Mentor is Crucial for Success

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The transition from grad school to the workplace is an exciting time. As a new therapist, you look forward to your first job, not to mention your first real paycheck! Amid all the excitement, however, you may experience some trepidation. That’s normal; the beginning of a new career can be intimidating at times. That’s why… Read more »

The Advantages of Serving Therapy in School-Based Services

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When students graduate as either speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, or physical therapists, they have many choices when it comes to work settings. After serving school-based services for 24 years, we have seen firsthand the many advantages to choosing working in schools. Armed with this information, newly-licensed therapists can make knowledgeable decisions about their workplace preferences…. Read more »