If you’re working as a school-based occupational, physical, or speech therapist, at some point, you’re likely to work with children with sensory processing disorder. Although it may vary, children on the autism spectrum often have sensory processing disorder. But the condition can also affect kids who are not on the autism spectrum.
Sensory processing disorder involves either hypersensitivity or hyposensitivity to sensory stimuli. The disorder can affect any sense including taste, touch, sound, sight, and smell. Some children may have hypersensitivity to one type of stimuli, such as touch. For other children, more than one sense may be involved. Usually, to be diagnosed with sensory processing disorder, the condition must interfere with everyday functioning. [continue reading…]
Even if you’re excited about working as a healthcare traveler, it’s okay to be a little homesick, especially at first. One way you can feel comfortable right from the start is by making your temporary housing feel more like a home.
Although you will spend time at work and exploring your new city, enjoying your home is an important part of your healthcare travel experience. This will help you feel settled and comfy. [continue reading…]
If you are considering making a switch and working as a school nurse, you have a lot to consider. Working in a school setting is very different than working in a clinical setting, such as a hospital, nursing home, or rehabilitation center. While it may be nice to work during school hours and possibly have summers and holidays off, school nursing is not a walk in the park.
There are several misconceptions about what a school nurse does and what working in a school involves. Continue reading to separate myths from the facts. [continue reading…]
Nurses are often exposed to a variety of viruses and bacteria that could lead to serious illnesses. It may not be possible to prevent contracting everything. But there are steps you can take to keep yourself healthy. One thing you can do is to get immunizations for certain disease.
Although it can vary, certain immunizations may be required for nurses, while other vaccines may be recommended but are not mandatory. As a travel nurse, it’s important to determine which immunizations are required by the facility you’ll be working. [continue reading…]
For parents and caretakers with autistic kids, simply venturing out the door and into public can sometimes be risky business. The vibrant crowds, bright colors, and noisy hubbub that may delight most kids can quickly trigger autistic children’s hypersensitivity to sights, sounds, and smells. Fortunately, as public acceptance and understanding of autism has increased, so too have the number of companies and other institutions willing to do more to accommodate the peculiarities of the condition that affects so many. Here are just a few of the sensory-friendly experiences that have recently begun to make going out less daunting for tykes with autism. [continue reading…]
It takes courage to leave your family and friends behind and start an assignment as a travel nurse. Not only are you moving to a new city, but you’re starting a new job at the same time. But even the most adventurous nurse might have to deal with stress and high-pressure situations.
Nurses working in the ICU and emergency room may routinely deal with critically ill patients. But regardless of what area or specialty of nursing you work in, you may be faced with an emergency. [continue reading…]
Working as a school-based therapist is rewarding but can also be a challenge. It’s not always easy to keep students interested. Getting students engaged in therapy is half the battle. That’s where technology and apps may help.
Although you don’t want to rely solely on screen time, certain apps can be useful. Integrating various therapy apps into your treatments sessions can increase participation, interest and make therapy something kids enjoy. [continue reading…]