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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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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School Based Physical Therapy Spotlight: Yoga Therapy in the Classroom

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physical therapy yogaAs 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”

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Welcoming the Winter Olympic Games

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2018 Winter OlympicsThe 2018 Winter Olympics will be taking place in Pyeongchang County, South Korea. Athletes from around the world will be competing for medals from February 9 to 25. The winter games are a wonderful theme which could be used to change things up during the cold days with your students. Talk about supporting Team USA for their hard work and determination in making it to the games. Be sure to check in with families at home. With diverse student populations, some families may have members who are going to participate in the games for another country. Incorporating other countries into the mix will encourage multilingual and multicultural pride and acceptance. Continue reading “Welcoming the Winter Olympic Games”

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School Pro Spotlight: School Psychologist Tiffany

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School Pro Spotlight

We’re proud to begin our new series, featuring stories from and spotlights on our amazing school-based professionals across the country. Stories will come from clinicians of all different disciplines, from speech pathology to sign language interpreting. Our first spotlight focuses on a school psychologist who had an interesting, unpredictable transition in her career.  Continue reading “School Pro Spotlight: School Psychologist Tiffany”

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