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 »

Yoga for Children with ADHD?

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported that approximately 11 percent of children between the ages of four and 17 had been diagnosed with ADHD since 2011 – with the average diagnosis made at the age of seven. A 2013 study published in the journal SRN Pediatrics found that yoga enhanced school… Read more »

Recognize and Observe Children’s Mental Health Week

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Observe Children's Mental Health Week

May is Mental Health Month. During the first week of this month, Children’s Mental Health Week is observed, to raise awareness of issues integral to children’s mental health in communities nationwide. End the Stigma As an educator observing Children’s Mental Health Week, you are in a position to help alleviate the stigma surrounding these issues,… Read more »

Children Having Difficulty Following Directions in Your Classroom? Use These Tips!

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Following directions is an integral part of language development. Yet many children, especially those with special needs, struggle with this. Your success in giving direction and encouraging progress is based on each individual student and their unique abilities. By the age of three, most children have begun to understand and carry out more than just… Read more »