School therapists are in the news a lot in recent weeks and months. While this may seem like a good thing, a lot of it is due to finger-pointing. The blame game continues in the wake of school shootings and violence. Many people are looking and asking why school therapists did not see warning signs about students to prevent events that unfolded.
Posted on April 23rd, 2018 by ProCare Therapy
Posted on January 22nd, 2018 by ProCare Therapy
A student is in your office and you are talking about plans for the future. They tell you that they do not want to go to college. Rather than push college, it is important for guidance counselors to explore all college and career options with students. The reality is that many trades are having a difficult time filling all of their jobs. This means job security which is not always a reality for many who get a degree in college.
Posted on December 25th, 2017 by ProCare Therapy
It’s time to get ready for the 2018 professional conference season. Schedules are out and the timing is perfect to submit requests to your district and schools. This is the time of year that they are beginning to work on the budgets for the upcoming school year. Check with your administrators to see what funding is available for different professional development opportunities. If they are not able to fund a trip or conference nearby, ask if there are grant writers who are able to look for money which may be available from that direction.
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Posted on January 2nd, 2017 by ProCare Therapy
Schedules for the 2017 professional conferences have been released. The timing is great, since this is usually when budget requests are due to schools and districts. This is the time of year when the administrators will be working on their 2017-2018 budgets. Many schools offer teachers and therapists money toward financing trips to these conferences if they submit specific forms ahead of time. Check with your district to see what the protocol is so you do not miss out if it is an option. If they are not available, your school might have a grant writer who could help and find grants for this type of professional development trip.
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Posted on December 26th, 2016 by ProCare Therapy
Chances are that you know a student who is on the autism spectrum. Each individual with autism is very different, and this fact is very important. It truly takes time for school professionals to understand how each autistic student works in the classroom and responds to overload. This is a crucial area to understand because when an individual with autism is in overload, they often may not know how to help themselves. Sometimes this may cause them to have a meltdown, become aggressive, and even turn to self-injury.