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Focus on Motor Skills with Students with Disabilities

Participating in sports is a dream that many children have. Unfortunately, some children with disabilities are unable to get involved in some sports because of motor deficits. While early intervention and services will help many children, it does not fix everything for many children. Students of all ages may continue to receive physical and occupational therapy sessions within the school day. This time allows them to work on skills that are needed to help them be safe and do work within an academic day.

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Are Things Better for LGBTQ Teens Today?

The statistics about bullying in schools today are staggering. Reports which show that nearly three-quarters of all teens have been on the receiving end of harassment, bullying, or torment are hard to imagine. This is happening in middle and high schools across the country. Many of these students include those that identify themselves as part of the LGBTQ community. Programs to help LBGTQ students in school have grown over the last decade; the question is whether or not they have helped this segment of the population.

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Physical Therapy May Help Constipation Concerns in Children

We often forget about other factors that may come into play in the academic environment. Early on, preschool teachers watch as young children begin and progress with toilet training. This milestone is a difficult process for many children. While some kids pick up going to the bathroom easily, others struggle with it for multiple reasons. Defecating, in particular, can cause many young children to stress because they don't feel comfortable on adult toilets. Other children are sensitive to public restrooms, which include those in a school setting. Thanks to this, they may avoid going to the bathroom altogether. After some time, what is known as functional constipation becomes an issue for some of these kids.

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Therapist Turnover a Growing Concern in Schools

Schools across the country are faced with an increased number of students who require one or more forms of therapy within the academic day. Some students need someone to talk to because of stresses and life trauma. Other children may require assistance with fine or gross motor concerns and require the assistance of an occupational or physical therapist. A variety of speech and language concerns mean that kids of all ages may need to work with a speech language pathologist. All of these professionals are needed not only within a school district, but consistently within a building to work with individuals on a regular basis.

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Using Mind and Body Therapy to Help Students

When adults are stressed, it is hard for them to concentrate. The same holds true for children. While adults are often able to cope with some stress, children are often unaware of what causes this in their life. They simply notice that they don't feel good, have a headache, or can't focus on work in school. Other times, teachers will note that there are new unwanted behaviors in students. These may be related to stresses happening in their life at home or within the academic day.

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