The Importance of Knowing When to Intervene in Classroom Disputes

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How children treat each other in the classroom is equally as important as what they learn. Skills such as cooperation, assertion, responsibility and self-control are essential to their academic and social success. As you plan ahead for the 2015/16 school year, be aware that you may need to teach or reinforce these skills, along with… Read more »

Top Apps for Speech Pathologists: Auditory Processing Studio

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Central auditory processing disorder (CAPD) is the inability or decreased ability to interpret sounds, words or sentences. Individuals with CAPD can hear, but their auditory nervous system fails to process what is heard and as a result, they may: Have difficulty remembering what was said, following directions, learning new information, building their vocabulary or listening… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Positive Reinforcement Helps Manage Behavior

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There’s more to speech-language pathology than a thorough understanding of different delays, disorders, and therapy approaches. To be an effective and efficient SLP, you must also be able to manage children’s behavior. Students make progress when they pay attention in their therapy sessions. Positive reinforcement is a great solution. However, behavior management is not something… Read more »

The Role of an Effective Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist

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In 2009, working as a pediatric speech language pathologist was rated one of the 50 best jobs in the country by CNN. Why? As you might guess, both pay and job growth are on the way up. More than that, though, being a speech therapist for children is a rewarding career, helping assess, diagnose, treat,… Read more »