5 Icebreaker Activities for School Psychologists

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school psych icebreakersThough summer is here, the next school year is always lingering at the back of the mind of most school psychologists. You may be thinking about what new challenges will pop up over the summer or be on the lookout for new activities that you can use to help your students. As icebreaker activities will be a great asset as the school year begins and everyone is trying to develop relationships with new students or those who are facing new situations in their lives, we have gathered a few activity ideas that might help you get the school year started off right. Continue reading “5 Icebreaker Activities for School Psychologists”

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7 Great Activity Resources for SLPs

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slp resourcesSpeech-Language Pathologists are always in need of engaging new activities to try with their students. Keeping activities fresh and exciting is so important to the success of students and helping them to master new skills and challenges. The internet is filled with resources and activities for all types of skills and tasks. Here are a few of our favorite sites for activity resources that might lead you to just the right activity for your students.   Continue reading “7 Great Activity Resources for SLPs”

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5 Things School Nurses Should do to Round Out the School Year

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school nurse end of yearThe end of the school year is just around the corner! While it can be tempting to just coast into summer, school nurses have a lot that needs to be accomplished before the students have left the building. By taking care of a few important tasks at the end of the school year, you’ll make things easier for yourself as the next school year gets underway. Continue reading “5 Things School Nurses Should do to Round Out the School Year”

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4 Ways to Develop Trust as a School-Based Occupational Therapist

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occupational therapist trustOccupational therapists that are based in schools have some unique challenges to overcome when working with new students. It can sometimes be difficult to gain the trust of children who aren’t familiar with you and until you do, they may not see the results that you are hoping to achieve. With a little work, you can overcome trust issues and break down barriers that are preventing positive performance and progress. Continue reading “4 Ways to Develop Trust as a School-Based Occupational Therapist”

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Serving Children with Autism: School Staffing Challenges

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In the last five years, we’ve seen a dramatic increase in the need for school-based healthcare professionals. In our latest report, we dive further into these trends and explain how they’re helping students with autism get better care in schools all across America. Read it here: Report – Serving Children with Autism

If you’re a healthcare professional working in schools, what challenges do you see in your own classroom? Share by commenting below!

 

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The School Nurse’s Role in Mental Health

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mental health school nurseMental health care is always a hot-button topic, but never more so than in the wake of a violent tragedy like the shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Blame is being batted around like a tennis ball, with fingers pointed at gun regulations, missed mental health signals, ignored reports of a potential for violence, delayed reactions from security, and any number of other people and situations. All these things may or may not have played a factor in the events of that day, but the one thing that is the most common factor in any situation like this of the perpetrator’s need for mental health care. Continue reading “The School Nurse’s Role in Mental Health”

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