Category: Industry Information

The School Professional Industry is constantly changing and adapting. These articles focus on a variety of topics including self-help for therapists, the latest industry conferences and more!

Four Ways to Protect Yourself Professionally as a School Therapist

The demands on all school related therapists grow each and every year. It is even more important than ever to make sure you protect yourself professionally. The reality is that the better you document everything, the easier it will be for you later on when you may be required to recall something. This could be if you need it for a child's annual review meeting, or perhaps in an evaluation. Being organized and using these four tips will protect your professionally in the long run.

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Threats to Schools and School Therapists

No professional working in a school will ever forget the news of the senseless tragedy in Newton, Connecticut. That day forever changed so much in the way schools handle many different things. Security protocols have drastically been altered to make buildings more safe in the event of an emergency.

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Taking the Proper Precautions to Prevent Student Privacy Breaches

As times are changing, we often need to regroup and look at some basics. While much of the world has gone digital, it is imperative that we think about student privacy. We must make sure that their confidential and private information is not compromised. While some of this ties in with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), much of it is common sense that we sometimes get more complacent with.

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British Scientists Find That Kids as Young as Nine Benefit from CBT for Anxiety

Professionals working in schools are aware of the increase in children that have anxiety disorder. The increased demands at school and in their personal lives have changed stress levels for all children. Researchers believe that 10% of children will be diagnosed with an anxiety disorder by the time they are 16 years old. While many families take their children to private therapies outside of school, recent studies show benefits of cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety with elementary aged students.

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How Universal Pre-K Could Benefit Kids with Special Needs

A growing debate across the country, and especially in New York State, is the desire for Universal Pre-K programs. Studies have shown that the sooner you get all children into schools and excited about learning, the more likely they are to succeed.

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