School-based therapy

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 »

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 »

8 Engaging Activities for Children with Limited Mobility

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When helping children with limited mobility, special education teachers, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists and physical therapists – and other clinicians in school-based therapy jobs – are often on the lookout for activities to engage children. Whether making music or art, crafting or playing games, here are 8 activities you can include in your lineup.  … 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 »

7 Simple Spring Activities for School-Based Therapists

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Occupational Therapists

Spring is a time of growth and new beginnings – a great time to try something different in your school-based therapy classroom. Children fresh from spring break can have a renewed energy—the end of the year is fast approaching, after all—and something new and exciting in the classroom can inspire them to make progress like… Read More »

How to Prepare for an Interview for a School-Based Therapy Position

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Occupational Therapists

Are you searching for a school-based therapy job? Want to feel confident and prepared in your next – or first – interview with special education department staff? No matter what your profession – speech-language pathologist (SLP), occupational therapist (OT), physical therapist (PT), Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) or another – pre-interview jitters are commonplace.  Any… Read More »