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Best Cities Occupational Therapists Map

Where Are Occupational Therapists Need The Most?

The benefits of occupational therapy continue to be recognized across the USA, especially in schools. Occupational therapists are important in allowing people to make the best use of their bodies, overcome challenges, and recover from injury. In schools, OTs help children with daily-life activities that allow them to thrive socially and academically. The profession is also expected to grow by 18% between 2018 and 2028, much faster than average. And as the demand increases, so will their average salary of an occupational therapist, which is currently $84,950 a year. We’ve been looking at all the factors that make a city a good place to live for someone looking for an occupational therapist job and have put together a list of the best locations.

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Occupational Therapist in School

Integrating Occupational Therapy in Schools

The main goal of an occupational therapist is to treat injured, disabled, or ill patients that have difficulties performing everyday activities. Through the use of therapeutic activities, OTs can help these patients improve and recover the skills they need to continue through daily life with ease. It is often thought that occupational therapists are only in hospitals or healthcare facilities, but occupational therapy in schools is just as important. Step into any early elementary classroom, and you will likely see children who would benefit from pediatric occupational therapy.

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School Counselor

How to Become a School Counselor: Role, Degree Requirements & Salary

We may remember our own school counselors as people who we only saw when we were applying to colleges or trade schools. But today, advancing educational and mental health sciences mean that school counselors play a transformative role in students’ academic and emotional success. Today’s school counselors provide academic analyses and recommendations and emotional education and support.

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Educational Diagnostician

What is an Educational Diagnostician? Job Role, Salary & More

Educational diagnosticians are superheroes for schools and children with special needs. They are the expert in the room when it comes to learning disability, teaching methods, and academic testing requirements. Educational diagnosticians can help any school - and any student - to excel by diagnosing learning delays, finding strategies to customize educational plans for the students, monitoring the students’ progress to see if the plan is working, and finding relevant accommodations such as extra time on standardized tests allowed under the Americans with Disabilities Act. At ProCare Therapy, we help schools find qualified educational diagnosticians that are right for their work environment. We also help current and aspiring educational diagnosticians to find jobs and contracts that are perfect for them.

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Cognitive Flexibility Game

What is Cognitive Flexibility?

Working with children can be a challenge. There may be times within the school day when students need to transition, whether physically or from one task to another. When it is time to transition to a writing lesson after recess, many kids may be upset with the disruption. Of course, most children will be able to make the move back into the classroom and get to their writing. Practicing this from week to week makes it easier for the majority of kids. When you practice this with your students you are actually improving their cognitive flexibility.

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