When students graduate as either speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, or physical therapists, they have many choices when it comes to work settings. Many therapists find that the advantages of serving therapy in school-based services fit well with their desired lifestyles.
Often overlooked and widely undeserved, the professions in school-based therapy provide some of the most beneficial work environments in any industry. Every day, thousands of therapists across the country help children succeed in school. For many individuals, working as a school-based therapist ... Continue Reading
This will provide an understanding of the differences between educational and medical therapy models as they pertain to a child’s therapy needs and how each is beneficial. An example to help differentiate . . .A school-age child who is unable to pronounce the “R” sound but is not carrying the deficit over into spelling or writing assignments, and is still intelligible to a listener would not qualify for therapy services under the educational model because while there is an impairment present, ... Continue Reading
Here is some insight into the frequently asked question, “Should I go contract?”. Here are some solid reasons to seriously consider working for a contracting agency!
- Substantially higher pay– When you work as a contract employee, you get paid an hourly wage. That wage is negotiable with the contract company. You may be able to negotiate an hourly rate that is more in your favor, due to special skills that you may have (like speaking Spanish). Additionally, travel stipends can be ...
Working in the schools allows you to work with diverse children of all ages and skill levels. Whether its rural, suburban, or urban settings you are looking for, school-based therapy can get your feet firmly in an area that suits you. Practicing in a school also means variety. You may work with individuals, small groups, or share your expertise within a classroom setting. Another terrific benefit of working in a school setting ... Continue Reading
In the past, SLPs and teachers tended to keep to themselves; however, as teaching methods have evolved, so have treatment methods for SLPs. These newer methods mean that there will be more interaction between the two professions than before. I’m here today to give you some tips and ideas on how to collaborate with the classroom teacher to make sure your patients are as successful as possible.
Why is it important?
Collaboration between a student’s SLP and teacher is important to the ... Continue Reading
One of the great things about being a speech language pathologist is the diversity of work that the career offers. SLPs are eligible and qualified to work in many settings, and the work within those settings is often quite varied. So, whether you are considering a change from full-time employee to a traveling SLP professional, are thinking about changing your work environment, or are desiring a change in the type of client you serve, there are many reasons to ... Continue Reading
5 Reasons You Should Consider a Placement in Schools
Being in the school system guarantees you to have off on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and other federal holidays. This is especially nice when your family lives in a different state. You have these vacations built in so you don’t have to request it off. Two weeks off for the holidays? Yes please!
You really get to be a part of and collaborate with a ... Continue Reading
Check out these amazing speech therapy apps. These are all tried and true apps that can really make a difference, creating much more fun and excitement in the process of therapy.
Compatibility: iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
Cost: There is a free version which just gives you one sound to work on. After that, you can buy each sound separately for between $3.99-7.99 or you can pay $59.99 and Continue Reading