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Stress Management For Nurses

by Howard Gerber on March 19, 2020

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Nursing is a rewarding profession, but it can also be a stressful one. There are several factors that contribute to stress in the nursing profession, such as long shifts, maintaining a work-life balance and being called to help with unexpected medical emergencies. Each of these unique facets of a nurse’s job has the potential to contribute towards stress and nurse burnout.

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School Based Occupational Therapy Interview Questions

by Howard Gerber on February 11, 2020

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school physical therapy interviewYou want to work as a school-based occupational therapist and work with students? Working with children as a school occupational therapist has many rewards. You’ll have the chance to help children overcome their challenges and reach their potential.

Working as a school OT is a desirable job for many therapists for several reasons. School-based occupational therapists usually do not work evenings, weekends, or holidays, which can be a nice change of pace from other settings. Also, school-based occupational therapists often have the chance to work with students over several months, which allows you to see the difference you’re making. But before you can develop any treatment plans, you need to land the job. The demand for school-based occupational therapists may vary based on what part of the country you live.
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school physical therapist perksWorking as a physical therapist is a great career choice. Physical therapists help people improve movement, balance and strength. Knowing this makes working as a therapist in any setting fulfilling. If you’ve ever considered working as a school-based physical therapist, it can offer even more rewards. [continue reading…]

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How To Deal With Combative Patients

by Howard Gerber on February 7, 2020

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combative patientMedically Reviewed By Sarah Schultz, NP

As a nurse, you probably deal with all types of patients. Unfortunately, not all patients are easy to work with. Occasionally, patients become out of control. Sometimes patients don’t want help or even become aggressive.

It’s best to de-escalate a situation before it becomes physical, but that’s not always possible. Despite your best intentions, some patients may become combative. Depending on where you work, dealing with combative patients may come with the territory. Understanding how to efficiently deal with an aggressive patient helps keep both you and the patient safe.

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Qualities of a Speech Therapist For Kids

by Howard Gerber on December 10, 2019

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If you’re considering making the transition from a rehabilitation center or hospital speech therapist to a school-based therapist, there are certain traits and skills that will help you succeed. Although you need a strong desire to help people regardless of the setting you work in, there are additional traits that are helpful to becoming and succeeding as a school-based speech therapist.  Consider the list below.
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Group Speech Therapy Activities

by Howard Gerber on December 3, 2019

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Group speech therapy can be an effective option for building vocabulary. It makes it more fun for the students and allows a single therapist to work with multiple students at a time, easing the overall workload and helps to maximize the time spent in therapy sessions.

There are many options for fun activities to improve students’ speech progress and keep them excited and engaged. We’ve come up with several ideas to give you a start on creating activities that your students will find engaging and helpful. These activities can be used for small groups of students both in person andduring teletherapy sessions if all activity materials are available.

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School-based Occupational Therapy For Children

by Howard Gerber on October 4, 2019

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teens occupational therapyOccupational therapy is beneficial at any age, especially during the childhood years. The ability for a child to experience and play is what drives cognitive, social and physical growth. An OT is able to evaluate a child’s current skills to determine if they should require additional support. Occupational therapy can help children learn ways to deal with academic and social challenges that they may face due to their disability. [continue reading…]

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