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Working in Schools

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collaboration therapists parentsIf you’re an occupational therapist working in a school setting, you know collaboration between teachers, parents, and therapists is vital to the success of the student. It’s important for occupational therapists to remember that it takes a team effort to ensure maximum benefit for each student.

So how is effective collaboration defined? Collaboration may involve different things in different situations. But in general, it means working together for the common goal of helping the student reach their potential academically and socially. [continue reading…]

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school nurseAlthough the majority of nurses work in hospitals, rehab centers and home health, nurses also work in alternative settings including schools. Whether you are an experienced RN looking for a new challenge or are a recent grad considering becoming a school nurse, it’s helpful to have a good understanding of what a school nurse does and how to get started. [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_nurse_jobs_roleWhen most people think of a school nurse, they may think of someone who tends to skinned knees and tummy aches. But school nurses do much more than put on Band Aids and pass out cough drops. From administering first aid to ensuring immunization compliance, school nurses perform a wide variety of duties.

Schools often look for ways to cut costs, and school nurses sometimes may find themselves on the chopping block. But without school nurses, there would be a critical gap in services for students and their families. That gap would likely interfere with a student’s ability to reach their full academic potential. [continue reading…]

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Making Occupational Therapy Fun in a School Setting

by Howard Gerber on February 4, 2016

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 occupational_therapy_school_fun_activitiesChildren can benefit greatly from occupational therapy in school. But it’s not always easy to motivate students to do their best. Although it can vary, some students may feel stigmatized and frustrated about their challenges. [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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