Adding Group Therapy to School Behavior Plans

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group therapySchool psychologists have many important tasks in their days, from managing services for children with learning and attention issues to developing behavior plans for challenging students. In many cases, behavioral therapy can be a huge benefit to students, but parents may not have outside resources to make this happen for their children. Adding group therapy into the behavior and support plans that are being developed for your students can be a tremendous benefit both in the classroom and in a real-world setting. It can help more students get the services they need in a format that streamlines the process and saves time. Continue reading “Adding Group Therapy to School Behavior Plans”

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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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Monthly Health Theme Ideas for School Nurses

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monthly health themeAs a part of the many jobs of the school nurse, helping to educate and bring attention to health issues. Everything has an awareness day or month, it seems, but sorting through to find things that are appropriate for your school community may be a challenge. The best option is to promote issues that matter to those in your community specifically, but if you’re stumped, we have some ideas for the school year listed below. Continue reading “Monthly Health Theme Ideas for School Nurses”

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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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Questions to Ask Before Hiring a School Nurse

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nurse interview questionsInterviewing for the role of a school nurse is a bit different than filling any other position in either a healthcare or educational setting. There are a lot of special skills and personality traits that make up a good school nurse and you’ll want to ensure that you’re selecting a candidate that embodies these unique qualities. There are many questions to ask before hiring a school nurse, some of which will be customized to your own district’s needs and policies. Here are a few important questions to ask in a school nurse interview that will help you determine whether you have the right person for the job. Continue reading “Questions to Ask Before Hiring a School Nurse”

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A Detailed Look at the Different Types of Special Education

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special education typesSpecial 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”

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