Gym Class Activities for Children with Poor Motor Skills

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Through games, sports, and play, students can continuously develop their motor skills to help make them more successful both inside and outside the classroom. Use these related tips to boost your OT regime. Core Strengthening Without a stable core, children may struggle to sit still at a desk or to carry out fine motor tasks…. Read more »

Getting Ready to Go Back to School as a School-Based Occupational Therapist

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It’s that time of year again. (How did that happen?) School starts soon, and it’s time to get organized and get to know the students you’ll be working with when you resume your school-based OT practice for 2017/18. One key to your success will be getting to know your students and fellow education team members…. Read more »

10 Activities to Help Develop Pre-Scissor Skills

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Learning to cut with scissors is not as simple as it seems. As children master this skill, it’s a full-body task to get the hands and fingers working with precision. The back, shoulders and arms must be stable, feet must be on the floor, and hips must be in neutral. The eyes need to focus… Read more »

How Occupational Therapy Can Help with Homework

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Every child is different – and each approaches school issues including homework, in different ways. Occupational therapists understand and can accurately identify a child’s strengths, as well as the underlying reasons why they struggle in certain areas. Most importantly, a qualified OT can give a young student the tools they need to succeed. Occupational therapy… Read more »

Bubble Wrap in the Classroom?!

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Who doesn’t love bubble wrap? Even as adults, we can’t resist the urge to pop those bubbles as soon as we see them arrive when a package is delivered. The bigger, the better! So while it sounds a bit off the wall upon first hearing it, it makes sense that working with bubble wrap would… Read more »

In Their Own Words: Why Therapists Chose Cobb Pediatric Therapy Services

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“After working for Cobb Pediatric for several years now, one of the fundamental differences I see between Cobb Pediatric and other companies is the personal values and character of its employees. From our office staff to our therapists, Cobb employees care about what they do and how they help others. As an employee of Cobb… Read more »

Debunking Myths about School-Based Contract Work

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New therapists just out of graduate school have many options for career paths, one of which is working with a contract agency in school systems. But many therapists aren’t aware of what this style of work entails. Unfortunately, there are false impressions about contract work that often dissuade graduates from considering this option. It’s time… Read more »

Grad School to Workplace: A Good Mentor is Crucial for Success

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The transition from grad school to the workplace is an exciting time. As a new therapist, you look forward to your first job, not to mention your first real paycheck! Amid all the excitement, however, you may experience some trepidation. That’s normal; the beginning of a new career can be intimidating at times. That’s why… Read more »

The Advantages of Serving Therapy in School-Based Services

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When students graduate as either speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, or physical therapists, they have many choices when it comes to work settings. After serving school-based services for 24 years, we have seen firsthand the many advantages to choosing working in schools. Armed with this information, newly-licensed therapists can make knowledgeable decisions about their workplace preferences…. Read more »

Occupational Therapy for Children: What you Need to Know

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Occupational therapy for children is concerned with a child’s ability to participate in desired daily life activities or “occupations.” In the school setting, a pediatric occupational therapist uses his or her unique expertise to help children prepare for and perform important learning and school-related activities and to fulfill their role as students. In this setting,… Read more »