Speech-Language Pathologists have a significant and rewarding position, providing a higher quality of life to their patients. As specialists in communication, they offer therapy and treatment for many disorders and difficulties, including speech, communication, fluency, swallowing, and many more. An SLP may work with a wide range of ages, making a difference in the lives of babies through adults. Those who are just entering the field or who are looking for a new position as an SLP want to be sure that they are earning the money that their hard work is worth. Here are some tips that will help you negotiate a fair salary for your new position as a Speech-Language Pathologist.
With the school year ramping up, school-based therapists are experiencing an increased workload. Evaluations and IEP meetings take up a large chunk of time and there are new students to get to know. As you are starting out your year, it’s important to get things off on the right foot with the parents of your students. You’ll need to work as a team in order to attain the best outcome for your students, so it is in everyone’s best interest to foster a good relationship with parents. Here are some simple tips that will help you to connect and work together. Continue reading “Tips to Foster a Good Parent-Therapist Relationship”
As a new school year gets underway, school-based therapists and students benefitting from their services are falling into their new routines. This means a new year of getting to know each other, finding out what works best for everyone, and overcoming any hurdles that are found along the way. In these first days, children are often resistant to working with therapists, especially if it is a new provider or their first time working with such services. While this can be stressful for you as their therapist, there are some steps that you can take to help resistant children warm up to the idea of therapy and adjust to the change in their normal routine. Continue reading “Therapist Tips: Ideas for Supporting Resistant Students”
Special education is a very broad field and has many different specialties. Those who specialize in working with students who have extra challenges may find themselves in a number of different scenarios, depending on the school district or type of school that they are working in. There are six main types of special education within most public-school settings. Continue reading “A Detailed Look at the Different Types of Special Education”
Making sure children have the best education possible is a very important job for parents. It can be difficult to weigh all the options and make the right choice for any child, but that responsibility becomes even more challenging when special needs come into play. Parents of children who face obstacles in a traditional classroom setting must find special education schools that offer the best possible educational opportunities while catering to the specific needs of their child.
Here are a few questions you can ask that can help you find the right fit for your child’s needs when choosing special education schools. Continue reading “Special Education Schools – Finding the Right Fit for Your Child’s Needs”
As a school-based physical therapist, you might be trying to develop new ways to help your students reach their goals. One approach, which may be beneficial for some children is integrating yoga into your treatment plan. Continue reading “School Based Physical Therapy Spotlight: Yoga Therapy in the Classroom”