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 »

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 »