Category: Career Tips

Differentiating yourself from other candidates can be difficult in today’s competitive job market. These blogs are meant to offer guidance and direction to help you land your dream job or improve your career skills.

How to Become a Physical Therapist

Physical therapists are essential experts, usually providing outpatient care and guidance to individuals recovering from injury or surgery. However, you will also find these specialists in school environments.

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How to Become a School Counselor: Role, Degree Requirements & Salary

We may remember our own school counselors as people who we only saw when we were applying to colleges or trade schools. But today, advancing educational and mental health sciences mean that school counselors play a transformative role in students’ academic and emotional success. Today’s school counselors provide academic analyses and recommendations and emotional education and support.

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What is an Educational Diagnostician? Job Role, Salary & More

Educational diagnosticians are superheroes for schools and children with special needs. They are the expert in the room when it comes to learning disability, teaching methods, and academic testing requirements. Educational diagnosticians can help any school - and any student - to excel by diagnosing learning delays, finding strategies to customize educational plans for the students, monitoring the students’ progress to see if the plan is working, and finding relevant accommodations such as extra time on standardized tests allowed under the Americans with Disabilities Act. At ProCare Therapy, we help schools find qualified educational diagnosticians that are right for their work environment. We also help current and aspiring educational diagnosticians to find jobs and contracts that are perfect for them.

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Conferences and Continuing Education Opportunities for 2018

It’s time to get ready for the 2018 professional conference season. Schedules are out and the timing is perfect to submit requests to your district and schools. This is the time of year that they are beginning to work on the budgets for the upcoming school year. Check with your administrators to see what funding is available for different professional development opportunities. If they are not able to fund a trip or conference nearby, ask if there are grant writers who are able to look for money which may be available from that direction.

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Using Educational Game Apps in Special Education and Other School Settings

Using games as educational tools is far from a new trend. Within the last few years, educational technology has exploded. From app development to games being turned on their head and re-purposed for an educational setting, the gaming and educational world has collided in an outpouring of opportunity. Some say that games are not educational, especially those of the digital variety. Research has proven that video games can improve students' social skills, puzzle solving capabilities, and their critical thinking capacity. This can be especially helpful with special education students, as more and more students are having supportive technology included in their IEPs and 504 plans. Teaching students through gaming can be a way to bridge the gap between educator and student, while allowing students to have fun at the same time.

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