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Nine Tactics Therapists Can Use to Help Students Focus

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Nine Tactics Therapists Can Use to Help Students Focus

To learn and eventually master new skills, children must pay attention. Attention spans can vary greatly from child to child and fluctuate at various times of the day. Those students diagnosed with specific attention issues (e.g. ADHD) are doubly challenged when it comes to sitting, working and staying focused in a classroom setting. Experts say… Read More »

Nine Great Apps for Physical Therapists in School Settings

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The hard work and consistent efforts of school-based physical therapists (PTs) are nothing less than heroic. Often called upon to serve district-wide and on a variety of fronts, those with PT jobs make a significant impact on the lives of student. Day to day, progress happens in slow increments, but in a big-picture sense, cumulative… Read More »

10 Ways to Honor People with Learning Disabilities

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Speech-Language Pathologist SLP

Working with a person with a learning disability (LD) can be a priceless experience, nurturing his or her growth in learning and self-confidence, and giving you the opportunity to demonstrate self-giving love and acceptance as you support the person.  Special education teachers, school-based speech-language pathologists (SLPs), and learning disability teacher consultants (LDTCs) may also honor… Read More »

Ten Top Tips for Working with Autistic Children

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Speech-Language Pathologists

It can be said that when you’ve met an Autistic person, you’ve done simply that—met one individual with Autism.  As a speech-language pathologist or other type of school-based therapist job working with both verbal and non-verbal students, you know that every child is different. Their interests, abilities, stress levels and learning styles vary across a… Read More »

Eight SLP Blogs To Follow (And Why!)

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Whether you’re a new or experienced speech-language pathologist (SLP), there’s always something new to learn.  Books, seminars and on-the-job trainings are essential, but few things compare to recommendations from others who share your passion for helping the students and patients with whom you work.  A rising number of SLPs blog, and some are quite good… Read More »

Classroom Sensory Strategies for Occupational Therapy

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When things get hairy, nerves are frayed and frustrations are running high, your calming influence as an occupational therapist (OT) can be the beacon in a storm of emotions.  Loud noises, bright lights, changes in schedule and overall tiredness are just a few good reasons to take a sensory break.  Knowing some good sensory strategies… Read More »

12 Back-to-School Tips for Parents of Children with Special Needs

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Sign up to get apps and activities delivered to your inbox monthly: txsource.com/newsletter Looking for a therapy job? Check out our current openings: http://jobs.txsource.com Each new school year brings a change to routine, along with new people and unfamiliar places. This can amount to a lot of anxiety and stress for both parents and their special needs… Read More »

How to Run a Social Skills Group – from Setup to Implementation

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Occupational Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists

A social skills group can be a valuable way to foster necessary social skills in children with special needs, who often exhibit slower social skills development than their peers do. Saying “please” and “thank you;” learning when to participate in a conversation and when to simply listen; discovering how to respond to others and how… Read More »

4 Long-Term Behavioral Therapy Strategies to Help Children Manage Anger

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Helping students on your caseload to manage their anger might sometimes feel like navigating a ship through murky waters. As challenging as it is to work with students who are dealing with anger issues, you, as a therapist in a school-based therapy job, are instrumental in helping them learn to manage their emotions with a… Read More »