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Working in Schools

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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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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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School-based Occupational Therapy For Children

by Howard Gerber on October 4, 2019

No Gravatarteens 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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Legal Issues Facing School Nurses

by Howard Gerber on September 23, 2019

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Working as a school nurse is a lot different than other settings, such as a hospital, nursing home, or rehabilitation center. If you’re new to school nursing, you may have some questions about liability and other legal concerns. Below are some common questions and answers regarding school nursing. [continue reading…]

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Speech Therapy After Traumatic Brain Injury

by Howard Gerber on August 16, 2019

No Gravatarspeech therapy traumatic brain injurySchool-based speech therapists work with children with various types of conditions, such as down syndrome, autism, and cleft-palates. Although it might not be as common, school speech therapists also treat children who have had traumatic brain injuries (TBI). According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, about 18% of speech therapists who work in a school setting treat children with traumatic brain injuries.

Traumatic brain injuries in children may result from car accidents, falls, and sports-related injuries. Non-accidental brain injuries from abuse can also occur in children. Depending on the extent of the injury, children may have cognitive, physical, and speech impairments. [continue reading…]

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