Road Trippin’ with Cobb Pediatric!

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Not all who wander are lost. ~J.R.R. Tolkien   They say everything is bigger in Texas and undoubtedly, The Lone Star State is charged with electricity and folks come here to watch cowboys rope and ride, eat brisket and listen to bluegrass. So, saddle-up (leave those spurs at home) and take a trip with us as we… Read more »

Common Factors That Could Be Affecting Handwriting Skills

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Poor handwriting is one of the most common OT referrals among primary school students. Children may never have mastered such fundamental pre-writing skills as sizing, formation, construction, alignment or spacing. A number of factors can affect handwriting skills development. These include: Attention to task: Children can’t sit still or keep their eyes on task, or… Read more »

How to Fix “Toe Walking” Before It’s Too Late

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More than half of children who toe walk will stop doing so on their own by the age of five. But for those who continue to experience this condition – and to curb the problem before it’s too late – there are some highly effective steps that therapists, as well as parents and other caregivers,… Read more »

Road Trippin’ with Cobb Pediatric!

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One’s destination is never a place, but always a new way of seeing things. ~Henry Miller   We’re glad Georgia is on your mind! SLPs, OTs, PTs and School Psychologists—it’s time to roll the window down, turn up those summer jams and ride along with us as we drive through some of our favorite destinations… Read more »

Key Ways to Balance out Your Classroom When One or Two Students Always Demand Your Attention

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Every classroom has that one student – or perhaps, more than one – who demands extra attention. A centerpiece of a successful curriculum includes children learning to be part of a group, without forfeiting self. And a significant proportion of any educator’s time should be spent helping each child develop socially, which includes not needing… Read more »

A Lesson on Teaching Children to Stretch their Sentences

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Sentence stretching is key to helping children improve their verbal and written communication skills. Starting with a simple sentence of just a few words, you can work with students as they revise and expand it into a more comprehensive, interesting statement. Creative Ideas with the 5 Ws Teach children to use the 5 Ws –… Read more »

Seven Outdoor Water Activities Children’s Physical Therapists Can Use in the Summer Months

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Most children love to play in water – and play is the best way a child learns. Especially now that the summer months are rolling around, aquatic therapy can be a highly beneficial addition to a child’s PT program. Exercising in water provides relaxation and gives both proprioceptive and calming input. Virtually all aquatic activities… Read more »

Five Things Every Physical Therapist Should Do to Kickstart Their Day

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  What you do first thing in the morning really does make a difference, as you set yourself up for success all day long, both at school and in your personal life. It’s the little things that add up to smart choices, which can quickly become part of your improved routine. Here are five things… Read more »

6 Pieces of Advice from the Cobb Pediatric Team to Recent College Graduates

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We picked the brains of our top team members to garner advice for new grads who are entering the therapy job market for the first time this spring. Here are six tips from folks who have learned from years of experience – and once were right there in your shoes: Attendance and Punctuality are Essential… Read more »

Classroom Getting out of Control? Consider These Alternatives to “Calm Down”

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When you need a child to calm down because they have become angry, frustrated or out of control, the key to success is … not telling them to “calm down.” That’s right. Think about how you, as an adult, react when someone tries this tactic on you. The reason for not doing it is simple:… Read more »