Gym Class Activities for Children with Poor Motor Skills

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Through games, sports, and play, students can continuously develop their motor skills to help make them more successful both inside and outside the classroom. Use these related tips to boost your OT regime. Core Strengthening Without a stable core, children may struggle to sit still at a desk or to carry out fine motor tasks…. Read more »

Books and Pets: Increase Reading Achievement with the Help of Your Furry Friend

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Many children today have demonstrated a difficulty with not only the fundamentals of reading but the overall reading achievement itself.  If this sounds like your child, I’m sure you have faced a considerable amount of time and frustration trying to help, teach, and motivate your child to read.  Like most parents, you may have experienced… Read more »

Fun Speech Exercises for Kids Who Have Trouble with the “R” Sound

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The /r/ sound can be tough for some children to pronounce. It’s a voiced sound, produced by the vibration of the vocal cord. If it’s at the beginning of a word, the tongue pulls back a bit and raises at the tip, without touching the roof of the mouth. But if /r/ is elsewhere in… Read more »

Tips and Tricks for Parent-Therapist Relationships

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The parent-therapist relationship can be a tricky one, even with the most easy-going parents. You want to be personable, professional, kind, honest…the list of desirable qualities goes on and on, but how do you achieve and maintain that relationship? Listed below are three components I strive to employ in all of my relationships with parents…. Read more »

Therapy Tools For Days When You ‘Can’t Even’

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We’ve all been there. It’s 7:50 am on a Tuesday and you’ve just finished that last-minute IEP, responded to 7 urgent emails, gulped that luke-warm cup of coffee that’s been on your desk all morning… and you have a group of kids showing up to your room for therapy in 10 minutes. Quick! Hide under… Read more »

Road Trippin’ with Cobb Pediatric!

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People don’t take trips; trips take people. ~John Steinbeck   The Palmetto State has more than enough attractions, historical landmarks, picturesque small towns, beaches, natural wonders and even a few ghost stories to keep you and your family “chilled,” excited and interested. So, come “Carolina Shag” with us as we drive through South Carolina with the… Read more »

Starting School With A Kind Heart

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My grandma used to say, “Boredom is a choice. So, if you don’t know what to do one day, help someone.” The beginning of a school year is often consumed with activities centered around getting organized, becoming familiar with your district, your students and navigating the “organized chaos” of schedules. It is also a great… Read more »

Tips for Your SLP Clinical Fellowship

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All SLP graduate students long for graduation day. Graduation is the time when you are finally on your own, and let’s be honest… it’s time for a paycheck. Graduating with your master’s in speech-language pathology is one of the most gratifying feelings in the world, but it can also feel daunting. You no longer have… Read more »

Where Does a School-based Therapist Fit in the Pediatric Therapy Puzzle?

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School-based therapy is one of many settings in which children with disabilities may receive therapeutic intervention. As one piece in the child’s rehabilitation puzzle, you may be asking yourself where do I fit in the overall picture and how does each piece connect to the next?   Two pieces occur prior to school-based intervention and… Read more »

Organization Tips to get the School Year Started

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Hello fellow SLPs, I can’t believe the 2017-2018 school year is just around the corner. Some therapists like myself have thought about school, but just pushed it to the side. I keep on telling myself that I have some time left. WELL, now it’s crunch time! So, now I’m trying to figure out what kind… Read more »