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Getting Parents Involved in School-Based Therapy

by Howard Gerber on November 3, 2016

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parent involvement in therapyWorking as a school-based occupational, physical, or speech therapist is different than working in a medical setting. In a hospital, nursing home, or rehab center, it’s great to have your patient’s family there to be supportive. But in a school-based setting, having parents or guardians involved is essential. If parents are involved, it can have the following benefits: [continue reading…]

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occupational therapy with autismWorking with autistic students in school can be a rewarding yet challenging job for an occupational therapist. Whether you have experience providing therapy to autistic children or are new to working with this population, there is always something you can learn or improve on, such as the following suggestions. [continue reading…]

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Six Tips to Land a Therapy Job in a School Setting

by Howard Gerber on April 14, 2016

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If you’re an occupational therapist, speech therapist, or physical therapist trying to move into school-based therapy, there are several things to consider. Although experience as a therapist in a hospital, nursing home, or rehab setting is helpful, working in a school setting is different. But with the right game plan and advanced planning, you can transition into school-based therapy. Consider some of the following suggestions: [continue reading…]

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School Therapists’ Influence on Policies Like Homework

by Howard Gerber on January 28, 2016

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school_speech_therapist_occupational_homework_help_policiesSchools are constantly changing from year to year. This may include altering curriculum, procedures, and policies. Over the last few decades, the educational reform movement has grown across the United States. With this reform, the Common Core State Standards and their implementation have been a major focus in classrooms and districts in recent years. As these new standards move into buildings, many school therapists are noting changes in their students. More specifically, kids appear to be more stressed and anxious. [continue reading…]

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