Fun with Fall: Five Fall Activities for Children’s Occupational Therapists

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Cobb Pediatric Therapy Services | Fun with Fall

Fall officially began September 22, when day and night were of equal length and the sun appeared to cross the equator. In addition to this being a terrific science lesson, it marks a wonderful time of year to provide your OT students with sensory input to help ensure continued success in school and at home…. Read more »

Celebrating National School Backpack Awareness Day

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September 20, 2017 is National School Backpack Awareness Day. It’s celebrated each year on the third Wednesday of September, to assist therapists, other educators, parents and students in getting the school year off to a healthy start. It’s also a great opportunity to showcase occupational therapy services throughout your community. Symptoms and Tips When it… Read more »

Cobb Pediatric Therapy Services Recognized by Inc. 5000 for Tenth Consecutive Year

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For the 10th time, Cobb Pediatric Therapy Services has made the 2017 Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America.   ATLANTA, GA – August 18, 2017 – Cobb Pediatric Therapy Services, a leading pediatric therapy staffing firm, has made the Inc. 5000 list, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies in… 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 »

A Lesson for School-Based Physical Therapists: Functional Balance Tests

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As a physical therapist, you don’t need to be reminded of the importance of balance and coordination, as you help your students function effectively, both during static and dynamic activities. What assessments can you use to best gauge children’s functional balance? SATCO Segmental Assessment of Trunk Control (SATCO) measures a child’s ability to maintain trunk… Read more »

Working with a Child with a Lateral Lisp? Try Implementing These Tips

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A lateral lisp can be very challenging to treat. A lisp is a functional speech disorder (FSD); in other words, a difficulty learning to make a specific sound or sounds. While the cause of an FSD usually is not known, such disorders can be successfully treated. A lateral lisp in a child is probably occurring… Read more »