Fun Speech Exercises for Kids Who Have Trouble with the “R” Sound

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The /r/ sound can be tough for some children to pronounce. It’s a voiced sound, produced by the vibration of the vocal cord. If it’s at the beginning of a word, the tongue pulls back a bit and raises at the tip, without touching the roof of the mouth. But if /r/ is elsewhere in… 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 »

Avoid Summer Learning Loss: Activities SLPs Can Give Parents to Do in The Summer Months

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Ah, summer … everybody wants to take a break and get away from it all … but you don’t want your SLP students to lose the momentum they picked up during the school year. So use this time to recommend helpful and fun activities to parents, so children can pick up right where they left… 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 »

Why Speech Therapy Jobs Impact Our Future

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Working as a pediatric speech language pathologist, you are responsible for molding and shaping young minds. All of the speech therapy jobs at Cobb Pediatric Therapy Services are intended to help you integrate your pediatric speech language pathology expertise into a cohesive blend of inspiring our youth and helping them grow. The benefits of working… Read more »