10 Skills Needed To Be a Physical Therapist

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Medically reviewed by Allison Wozniak, DPT

Physical therapist

Continuing our look at our picks for the top attributes for medical professions, we turn to the highly-rewarding field of physical therapy and ask what makes for an effective (and successful) therapist.

Thinking of getting into the field of physical therapy? Want to weigh-in on what you think makes for an ideal physical therapist? Here are our top 10 skills need to be a successful physical therapist.

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Your Guide to Philadelphia School Jobs

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Liberty Bell and Independence Hall in PhiladelphiaIf you want to work in a culturally and racially diverse school, surrounded by history, sports and the arts, consider the City of Brotherly Love. The School District of Philadelphia was established in 1818 and serves more than 200,000 students, making it the eighth largest school district in the United States by enrollment. The School District of Philadelphia and other surrounding school districts are located in a historic and culturally rich setting, offering many opportunities for school health professionals to make a difference for the children of the area while enjoying all the city has to offer. Continue reading “Your Guide to Philadelphia School Jobs”

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Special Education Teacher Resume Tips That’ll Get You The Job

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Special education teacher helps student using electronic tablet.

As a special education teacher, you’re prepared to work with students who have a wide range of disabilities, including learning, mental, emotional and physical. You’re able to adapt general education lessons to meet the needs of special education students and teach various subjects to students with mild to moderate disabilities.

And to land the job you want, you must create a resume that displays not only your training, skills and expertise, but also your dedication to special education and to serving children with special needs. It’s not an easy task to differentiate yourself from other candidates with a couple of pieces of paper, but it can be done. When you create a resume that is uniquely yours, with just a glance, principals will be able to get an idea of who you are and the kind of teacher you’ll be. Consider these resume tips for special education teachers to develop the resume that will open doors to the job you want.

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Considerations When Negotiating an SLP Job Salary

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negotiate slp salarySpeech-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.

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Tips to Foster a Good Parent-Therapist Relationship

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parent therapist relationshipWith 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”

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Therapist Tips: Ideas for Supporting Resistant Students

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resistant studentsAs 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”

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