Road Trippin’ with Cobb Pediatric!

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The best things in life are the people you love, the places you’ve seen and the memories you’ve made along the way.   Talk about a sunny way of life: Santa Rosa boasts a relaxed pace and the colors are saturated with turquoise, deep blues and the warm oranges of beachside sunsets. Coupled with white-sandy… 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 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 »

Essential Occupational Therapy App: Skill Training

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“A fun and challenging visual motor activity app. Look out, you might be hooked!” This comment came from occupational therapists at OTswithApps.com after they took a trial run of Sebastian Miedtank’s Skill Training app, priced at $2.99 for your iPhone or iPad. Miedtank also created the Skill Game OT app. Customizable Activities and Exciting ChallengesDeveloped… Read more »

Sensory Activities in the Classroom

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Children with sensory processing disorders (SPD) or related symptoms can be tricky to manage in the classroom. Because some students can be sensory seeking, their behavior can be disruptive, while hypersensitive children tend to withdraw, making it difficult to teach them at all. The Sensory Therapies and Research Center has reported that between five and… Read more »

Behavioral or Sensory Problems? How to Tell the Difference

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Every child misbehaves now and then. How can you tell whether a student’s inappropriate behavior stems from behavioral issues or sensory dysfunction that can cause inexplicable reactions to everyday happenings to be confusing and even heartbreaking to endure?  About Sensory Processing Disorder Sensory integration (SI) is the organization of sensory input and sensations to produce… Read more »

Keeping Your Child Attentive During Speech Therapy

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School is back in session and now that the novelty of the first few days or weeks has worn thin, how do successful speech pathologists engage their young students and keep them involved in their ongoing progress throughout the year? The secret is in making therapy fun. Whether your goal is language intervention and improvement,… Read more »

How to Choose the Right Contract Therapy Staffing Company

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As a speech pathologist, occupational or physical therapist,  you have a variety of career opportunities in multiple settings such as Hospitals, Skilled Nursing Facilities, Home Healthcare, Clinics and Schools. As you zero in on the position that best meets your needs, working with the right contract staffing company is a key strategic step.  The right… Read more »