Category: Occupational Therapy

The primary goal of an occupational therapist in a school setting is to assess a child’s ability to perform meaningful activities and intervene where necessary. Occupational therapists can find a series of articles on this page that will help them develop their careers and also provide them with the latest in industry news and therapy methods.

School Occupational Therapist Caseload Guide

Considering a career as a school-based OT? Learn about school occupational therapist caseload expectations in this guide from ProCare Therapy!

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The 10 Best Inclusively Designed Schools in America 

From state-of-the-art sensory rooms to award-winning modern designs, join ProCare Therapy as we celebrate these ten best inclusively designed schools in the United States. 

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Interview Questions for School-Based Occupational Therapists

From the types of questions you’ll be asked to helpful tips and interview advice, explore ProCare’s school occupational therapist interview guide.

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Therapy Swings – How They Help Students at School

In sensory therapy, some approaches work better than others. One proven therapeutic treatment is the use of therapy swings. There are many versions of swings available today, each with specific functions and purposes. Occupational therapists incorporate them into sensory integration therapy with various goals depending on the student’s needs. More and more schools use these valuable tools today than ever before, and students across the spectrum of learning challenges can benefit significantly from them. Whether students need to calm down, recover from overstimulation, or develop their sensory processing capabilities, a swing may offer the solution.

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Where Are Occupational Therapists Need The Most?

The benefits of occupational therapy continue to be recognized across the USA, especially in schools. Occupational therapists are important in allowing people to make the best use of their bodies, overcome challenges, and recover from injury. In schools, OTs help children with daily-life activities that allow them to thrive socially and academically. The profession is also expected to grow by 18% between 2018 and 2028, much faster than average. And as the demand increases, so will their average salary of an occupational therapist, which is currently $84,950 a year. We’ve been looking at all the factors that make a city a good place to live for someone looking for an occupational therapist job and have put together a list of the best locations.

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