Tag: "school therapy"

What is a Speech-Language Pathologist & How Much Can They Earn?

From developmental disabilities and emotional challenges to speech impediments and swallowing issues, there are countless conditions and speech-related problems that require the unique expertise of a speech-language pathologist (SLP).

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How to Become a Speech-Language Pathologist

Speech-language pathologists play an important role in helping others overcome speech and language-related problems. It’s a deeply rewarding career, as you can provide your patients with the tools and skills needed to use their voices with confidence.

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How to Help a Child with Anxiety in the Classroom

It is very common for young children to experience fears and sadness. However, when a child does not outgrow common fears or their worries start to interfere with school and daily life, they may be diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. Many children can often feel anxious about starting a new school, a new sports team, or participating in activities with other children. These children may experience symptoms of panic disorder, anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, or have a phobia of a certain event or object.

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Shortage of Therapists

Schools across the country are having a hard time filling position for many school therapists. The most difficult to find applicants for are speech language pathologists, occupational therapists, and occupational therapists. Due to the demand, these therapists are often able to negotiate more when they sign a contract.

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The Need for School Based Therapy

Students across the country are experiencing an increase in mental health concerns. Those working in schools know that outside health concerns of a child impact their day to day academic learning. While the ideal situation may have been for children to head to a doctor or therapist outside of the school day, the reality is it can’t always happen. This is why many schools are leaning toward a school-based therapy approach. With guardian permission, kids are able to work with healthcare professionals to get needed therapy within the school day. Taking therapists out of their clinics and putting them into school makes it more affordable and convenient.

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