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What is the Difference Between Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy?

Occupational therapy and physical therapy are often confused because both are methods of treating disease, injury or disability that do not involve medication. What do physical therapists do? They help improve patients' quality of life by prescribing certain exercises and providing hands-on care and patient education. For each patient, a physical therapist develops a treatment plan that helps them prevent injuries or manage their conditions, helping them to move better, reduce pain and restore function.  What do occupational therapists do? They help people improve their ability to accomplish daily activities through exercises, environmental changes, and customized interventions. With each patient, an occupational therapist provides an evaluation to determine goals, then develops an intervention plan to help the person improve their ability to perform daily activities and meet their goals. 

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The Pros and Cons of Therapy Dogs

Therapy dogs are a hot topic in the world of education. Many schools have them now and others are curious if it is something which would help their students. When determining what to do, it is important to factor in a lot of things. As with other forms of therapy and services, there are pros and cons to these canine companions. Being able to research both sides and knowing possible outcomes will help with the process.

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The Importance of Social Workers in Schools

school social worker

If you ask someone what a social worker's job is within a school, they may not be able to fully answer the question. The fact is that the role of the school social worker has changed drastically in the last decade or two, In the past, there may have been a shared social worker that went to a variety of schools within a district. Now, more schools see the need to have their own dedicated social worker on hand for the entire school day. In some areas, one social worker is not enough for the student population and they may need to hire additional contracted clinicians. Social services in education has become an important asset to the entire school community.

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School Social Worker vs School Counselor: What’s the Difference?

School counselor holding pictures during meeting with young patient with autism

The roles of school social workers and school counselors are often confused, and they do overlap some. Both school counselors and school social workers are professionals who provide support for students' education, but each one has a distinct primary focus.

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Best 10 Cities for Clinical, Counseling and School Psychologists in the US

Map of US with top 10 states highlighted

The career paths available for psychologists are varied and challenging, and few careers can match the sense of meaning and responsibility being a school psychologist offers. That’s why we’re dedicated to looking at all the factors to help find the best cities for psychologists. Using wage and location data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the cost of living statistics and student numbers in each city, we calculated the top 50 cities for clinical counseling and school psychologists in the US. We’ve listed our top 10 locations below, but, as with most job and location comparisons, there are pros and cons of being a school psychologist in each location.

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