Using Brain Breaks to Overcome Fidgeting Children

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During a typical school day, kids spend a lot of time sitting. At the same time the focus on test prep and scores grows, many schools have cut back on recess and even PE time. As a result, many children spend an increasing percentage of their time being sedentary. Movement matters. Not only does being… Read more »

Speech Therapy Apps: Speech FlipBook Standard

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Called a “must have in elementary schools” by one speech-language pathologist who tried the Tactus Therapy app, Speech FlipBook Standard provides a fast, easy way to create single-syllable word lists. Its recorded voice makes it easy to listen to word breakdowns by sound, work on blending sounds, and hear accurate pronunciations. With its more than… Read more »

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

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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 »

5 Minute Fact Sheet on Mood Disorders

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Mood disorders in children and teens have been recognized for decades – though they can sometimes be difficult to pinpoint. This is especially true in young children or others who may have difficulty describing how they feel. Generally caused by chemical imbalances in the brain, mood disorders also may be triggered by environmental factors, as… Read more »

Ending Impulsive Behavior in the Classroom

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A student who behaves impulsively can disrupt a whole class or throw an entire therapy plan off track. Now that you’ve gotten to know this year’s students a bit, you’re probably beginning to sense those who may pose this challenge – so now is the time to take proactive steps and nip the situation in… Read more »

Speech Therapy Apps: Visual Attention Therapy

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Reasonably priced at $9.99, Tactus Therapy’s Visual Attention Therapy app helps students with visual neglect improve awareness of the neglected side of space. Users practice scanning from left to right across a page, which helps to retrain their brain to move the eyes correctly. Visual Attention Therapy helps condition the eye and brains to cooperate… Read more »

Here’s to Another Great School Year!

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Is your new school year starting off on the right foot? It’s early days … and the whole year is stretched out ahead of you, filled with possibilities as you get to know your students and finalize preparations. Based on input from expert educators, these tips can help you ensure a successful 2015/2016 academic year:… Read more »

Speech Therapy Apps: Category Therapy

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Students who have difficulty speaking often struggle with categories. They have trouble seeing how items are connected, making it more challenging to find the word they’re looking for. The Tactus Therapy app Category Therapy helps you to tackle these issues, using categorization exercises that range from simple to complex. Category Therapy version 1.03 is priced… Read more »

Understanding Teachable Moments in the Classroom

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As described by elementary education expert Beth Lewis, a teachable moment is an unplanned opportunity that arises, where a teacher or therapist has an ideal chance to offer valuable insight to their students. Attuned, intentional teachers capture these moments and use them to their advantage, making every one of them count. You can be an… Read more »

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

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Pediatric Therapy Staffing Firm is Named as One of the Nation’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America. ATLANTA, GA – Cobb Pediatric Therapy Services, a leading pediatric therapy staffing firm, has made the Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies in America for the eighth consecutive year. “We are thrilled to have… Read more »