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Working with Students Who Have Traumatic Brain Injury

traumatic brain injury

Could you recognize the signs of a student who may be suffering from traumatic brain injury (TBI)? You may think that it is simple, but it can be missed due to symptoms that mimic other things. In addition to this, the pain and trauma of an incident may overshadow what may happen sometime after the incident. While school nurses, teachers, and therapists are not able to make a diagnosis, they are able to tell families if they see something unusual with a student. Traumatic brain injury can cause a wide range of physical and psychological effects. These may alter how the child acts and works in an academic setting, which need to be reported to those at home.

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The Call to Physical Therapy

physical therapy calling

Students are exposed to a lot of different experiences early on in life. When you work with children during therapy sessions, you never know if you may perk their interest in a future career. It is extremely important to remember this when you are working each individual student. While you are focusing on their goals and skills, you also form a bond with them. If this becomes strong enough over time, a mentoring relationship may form with older students who are interested in physiology.

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Extracurricular Activities for Deaf High School Students

high school deaf students

The high school years are often challenging for students. They are attempting to find their own place in the world and may not know what they want to do after graduation. Some teens are able to hone in on activities which are interesting and make them happy through extracurricular opportunities. These may be after school sports or clubs. Most schools offer a wide variety of extracurricular activities ranging from writing for the newspaper, acting, art, robotics, foreign languages, and more. This is great for most teens, but what about those with special needs?

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Allergy Therapy for Students

kids allergies

Schools across the country are seeing an increase in students who have life-threatening allergies. This means that school nurses and other educational professionals must be aware of what allergies kids in their classes have at any given day. Often, schools have a no-food policy in the classroom to combat nut and other food sensitivities. In addition to this, many school cafeterias have a peanut-free and tree nut-free table area.

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Helping Students Who Are Traumatized

traumatized child

Schools are no longer places where students go to simply learn academic areas of study. Schools must also assist children with their social and emotional well-being. In the past, schools have had some social workers and psychologists who worked with them from time to time. Now there is a large demand for school therapists of all kinds. Often, there are not enough professionals to keep up with the demand. Why? One of the big reasons is the increase in children who come to school who have experienced severe trauma.

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