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JOIN US IN THE FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19

by Sunbelt Staffing on April 6, 2020

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“Right now in Chicago the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is doubling about every three to four days.” ~ Mayor Lori Lightfoot

Chicago is in a race against time to prepare for the surge experts say is coming. There have been 4,680 confirmed cases of coronavirus so far, and, according to Mayor Lori Lightfoot, the city could get as many as 40,000 hospitalizations in the coming weeks. In the state of Illinois, there have been 11,256 confirmed cases of the virus (as of Monday, April 6) and 274 people have died from it so far and cases continue to rise. The situation is dire to say the least. 

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When you picture attending elementary school, high school, and even college, most think of a traditional brick and mortar classroom. However, online or virtual education is on the rise. The idea of online education offers flexibility to students and offers more learning opportunities. As a traditional teacher or speech therapist, the idea of virtual teaching may still be a new concept, but Sunbelt Staffing can help. Knowing how to prepare for virtual teaching and therapy services and your available options can help make the transition easier. Whether you are considering virtual school services as a new opportunity or must turn to online teaching or therapy during a disaster or pandemic, these four tips can help you prepare.

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COVID-19 Update from Sunbelt Staffing

by Sunbelt Staffing on March 19, 2020

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We are extremely grateful for all of our professionals who are on the frontlines, serving our communities in need. Our number one priority is to ensure that our employees across the country are operating in healthy working environments. Considering the current state of the Coronavirus, we wanted to take this opportunity to assure you that we are taking every necessary step and precaution for the well-being of our employees on assignment. Due to the recent increase in the number of coronavirus cases throughout the United States, we are following the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) guidelines and wanted to share them with you. Please follow the resource links below for a list of FAQs provided by the CDC.

We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 virus and corresponding recommendations by the CDC and the World Health Organization. We will remain in contact with all of our employees with any further information.

Teleservices for Schools

Sunbelt Staffing’s teleservices platform can help you build a COVID-19 plan to ensure that your students get the services they need, while also keeping them safe and healthy. Our teleservices can be used with your current staff and include Teachers, Speech Language Pathologists, School Psychologists, Occupational Therapists and more. Contact our team to discuss how we can help.

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School Based Occupational Therapy Interview Questions

by Howard Gerber on February 11, 2020

No Gravatarschool 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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No Gravatarschool 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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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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