Why Choose a Career in School-Based Therapy

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As special education programs grow and evolve, school-based occupational, physical and speech-language therapists are in growing demand – and the rewards and benefits are numerous. Are you considering this career path? As plans get under way for the 2014 school year, it’s a great time to turn your thoughts into action. The Role of a… Read more »

Top Apps for Speech Pathologists: Articulation Carnival

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What’s more fun for kids than a carnival, complete with balloons, prizes and games? Developed to help students master the pronunciation of phonemes at the word, phrase and sentence level, Virtual Speech Center’s Articulation Carnival app offers a winning therapy formula through its carnival theme. Articulation Carnival includes thousands of photos and pre-recorded audio stimuli…. Read more »

Top Apps for Speech Therapists: Real Vocabulary

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As noted by therapists who have piloted it, you can’t go wrong with Real Vocabulary, the latest speech therapy app released by Virtual Speech Center, Inc. Developed by Jennifer Rogers, M.A., CCC-SLP, Real Vocabulary made its debut in February. It’s available for download on the App Store for $29.99. The app provides a comprehensive and… Read more »

Top Apps for Speech Therapists: Verb News

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Kids and iPads. Playing news anchor. Interactive, fun activities. What better way to master verb tenses that can otherwise be boring and difficult? Created by a certified speech and language pathologist, Verb News is a dynamic new app for students to learn and practice verbs in the simple present, present continuous, simple past and simple… Read more »

Top Apps for Speech Therapists: Word Retrieval

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As noted by Speech Time Fun, Virtual Speech Center, Inc., has “been on a major roll in pushing out these amazing apps targeting common skills that can be difficult or unmotivating to address.” The latest such offering is Word Retrieval, created by a certified speech and language pathologist for children and adults with word-finding difficulties…. 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 »

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 »

Looking for a Great Setting for Your CF Year? Consider Schools!

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Schools sometimes get a bad rap with new graduates, who tend to view medical and clinical environments as the most varied and stimulating. However, school settings have a lot going for them, aspects you may have not considered. Here are several valuable reasons why schools are perfect for a first position:  Consistent hours equal a… 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 »