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 »

Don’t Run from AAC!

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Do you have children on your caseload who use an Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC) device?  It can be pretty overwhelming working with AAC especially if you have a full caseload.  Here are some suggestions to help make their therapy meaningful and beneficial for everyone involved.   Don’t reinvent the wheel: First make sure you are… Read more »

My Lunch Bunch Experience

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As I begin another school year, I like to think about what has been successful in the past and how I can improve on what has already been working.  This year, I am thinking specifically about the Lunch Bunch Social Skills group that I implemented a few years ago, first at the high school and… Read more »

Road Trippin’ with Cobb Pediatric!

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Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not   ~Ralph Waldo Emerson   In a state known for its Outer Banks, historic lighthouse and NASCAR, North Carolina is a great place to take a road trip and of course, live. North Carolinians are… Read more »

Road Trippin’ with Cobb Pediatric!

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People don’t take trips; trips take people. ~John Steinbeck   The Palmetto State has more than enough attractions, historical landmarks, picturesque small towns, beaches, natural wonders and even a few ghost stories to keep you and your family “chilled,” excited and interested. So, come “Carolina Shag” with us as we drive through South Carolina with the… Read more »

What Did You Just Say? Tips to Take Care of Mumbling

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Sometimes, children have all the sounds they need in their verbal inventory, but they still can’t be understood when they speak because they mumble. And their compromised intelligibility can have a significant negative impact on their lives, inside and outside the classroom. What Causes Mumbling? There’s a difference between articulation disorders in general and mumbling…. Read more »

Where Does a School-based Therapist Fit in the Pediatric Therapy Puzzle?

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School-based therapy is one of many settings in which children with disabilities may receive therapeutic intervention. As one piece in the child’s rehabilitation puzzle, you may be asking yourself where do I fit in the overall picture and how does each piece connect to the next?   Two pieces occur prior to school-based intervention and… Read more »

How to Monitor Classroom Noise for Children with Sensitivities

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Children who struggle with sensory processing issues can be highly sensitive to noise. Anything from a fire alarm to a loud classroom or gym can become a challenge. Fortunately, there are some relatively easy ways to monitor and control noise levels at school and help sensitive students cope. Take a Team Approach Work with a… 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 to Fix “Toe Walking” Before It’s Too Late

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More than half of children who toe walk will stop doing so on their own by the age of five. But for those who continue to experience this condition – and to curb the problem before it’s too late – there are some highly effective steps that therapists, as well as parents and other caregivers,… Read more »