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Category: Career Tips

3D Technology Helps to Teach Blind Students

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Students who are blind or visually impaired learn to maneuver through academic life in different ways. There are many technology devices that can help them with reading and writing. These items assist them so they can become independent readers and writers. What has been a problematic area in the past for these students is something that needs to be more visual. How do you take abstract ideas that are visual and make them connect to blind and visually impaired students?

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Increase Your Marketability as a School-Based Occupational Therapist

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Overall, the employment outlook for occupational therapists is very positive. According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the field is expected to grow by about 43% over the next eight years. Nursing homes, hospitals, and occupational therapy offices employ the majority of therapists. But some occupational therapists also work in schools. Working as a school-based OT can be an interesting and rewarding setting to pursue your career. If you want to work in a school setting, competition for jobs may be a bit tougher. Jobs as a school-based occupational therapist are often sought after. The good news is there are things you can do to increase your marketability and improve your chances of landing your dream job.

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Preparing for Back to School Speech Therapy

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Ready or not, it's time to get ready to go back to school in many parts of the United States. This means that now is the time to make sure that all of your plans and resources for the upcoming school year are set for when you officially begin. Although many may work with students over the summer, August or September will be a fresh start for a new school year. IEP goals will be updated, so it's important to have yourself ready for a smooth transition.

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Transgender Support with School Therapists

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In recent months, there has been a lot of attention on transgender individuals and their rights throughout the United States. No matter how you feel about the issue, students within schools are currently dealing with their gender identity and what it means to them. This can lead to confusion, depression, anxiety, and more. Many times they may act out and be unsure of a person they can talk to. School therapists must be ready and willing to help their students.

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Continuing Education Opportunities and Conferences in 2016

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Budgets are being made for the 2016-2017 academic year. This means that it is time for school therapists to look at upcoming professional development and/or conferences they may want to go to.

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