Staying Organized by Maintaining an Updated and Thorough Schedule

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Now that the school year is under way, you probably have a good handle on your therapy schedule. Of course, it’s always a work in progress. So you need a user-friendly, effective way to keep it organized and up to date, as well as circulate it to teachers and other key personnel. With just a… Read more »

Welcome Back! How to Ace the Beginning of the School Year

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The new school year is under way. Now is the time to set the tone, finalize your initial plans, and line up everything you need for the coming months with your students. Build Relationships Introduce – or reintroduce – yourself and get involved. Become interwoven in the fabric of your school right from the start…. Read more »

Back to School Tips to Start the School Year Strong

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It’s that time of year. When the calendar says August or early September, it’s time to kick off a new beginning for teachers, students – and school-based therapists. How can you best prepare for the new school year ahead? Sharpen your brand-new number-two pencil and take note of these tips, prepared with the expert assistance of… Read more »

How Occupational Therapy Can Help with Homework

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Every child is different – and each approaches school issues including homework, in different ways. Occupational therapists understand and can accurately identify a child’s strengths, as well as the underlying reasons why they struggle in certain areas. Most importantly, a qualified OT can give a young student the tools they need to succeed. Occupational therapy… Read more »

How to Survive the Holidays

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year – but it may not always feel that way. The holidays can be a lot of fun and yes, they are wonderful. But don’t set your standards too high or expect perfection all the time, whether you’re working with your students, multi-tasking at home, or even trying… Read more »

Essential Speech Pathologist Apps: Auditory Workout

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Auditory Workout, an iTunes app introduced just over a year ago, makes auditory training more fun and engaging for students and provides useful features for therapists, as well. Auditory Workout is based on research showing frequent, challenging and intense training (targeting specific areas) is likely to improve auditory processing. The main focus of the app… Read more »

Essential Speech Pathologist Apps: WH-Questions Island

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What do parrots, crocodiles, pots of gold and pirate avatars have to do with effective speech and language modalities? Where did that idea come from? Who thought of it – and why? When did all this come about? And how in the world does it work? WH-Question Island is an app developed by a certified… Read more »

Debunking Myths about School-Based Contract Work

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New therapists just out of graduate school have many options for career paths, one of which is working with a contract agency in school systems. But many therapists aren’t aware of what this style of work entails. Unfortunately, there are false impressions about contract work that often dissuade graduates from considering this option. It’s time… Read more »

Grad School to Workplace: A Good Mentor is Crucial for Success

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The transition from grad school to the workplace is an exciting time. As a new therapist, you look forward to your first job, not to mention your first real paycheck! Amid all the excitement, however, you may experience some trepidation. That’s normal; the beginning of a new career can be intimidating at times. That’s why… Read more »

The Role of an Effective Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist

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In 2009, working as a pediatric speech language pathologist was rated one of the 50 best jobs in the country by CNN. Why? As you might guess, both pay and job growth are on the way up. More than that, though, being a speech therapist for children is a rewarding career, helping assess, diagnose, treat,… Read more »