Category: Industry Information

The School Professional Industry is constantly changing and adapting. These articles focus on a variety of topics including self-help for therapists, the latest industry conferences and more!

Occupational therapist

Pros and Cons of Outsourcing Education Services: Occupational Therapy

Outsourcing education services is simply when a school district hires an outside agency to provide specialized education for their school. These services can vary from teaching through technology such as teletherapy, or simply bringing in outside school professionals to provide speech-language pathology, school psychology, and much more. In this article, we focused on the pros and cons of specifically outsourcing occupational therapy.

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therapist shortage

Shortage of Therapists

Schools across the country are having a hard time filling position for many school therapists. The most difficult to find applicants for are speech language pathologists, occupational therapists, and occupational therapists. Due to the demand, these therapists are often able to negotiate more when they sign a contract.

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skilled trade careers

Promoting Skilled Trade Careers

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.

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school therapy mental health

The Need for School Based Therapy

Students across the country are experiencing an increase in mental health concerns. Those working in schools know that outside health concerns of a child impact their day to day academic learning. While the ideal situation may have been for children to head to a doctor or therapist outside of the school day, the reality is it can’t always happen. This is why many schools are leaning toward a school-based therapy approach. With guardian permission, kids are able to work with healthcare professionals to get needed therapy within the school day. Taking therapists out of their clinics and putting them into school makes it more affordable and convenient.

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backpacks for hungry kids

Backpacks to Help Hungry Children

Imagine being a young child in school and having to worry about your next meal. This is the reality for countless children living in poverty in the United States. Breakfast and lunch at school may be the only meals which some students can count on each day. Dinners during the week may be served, but what about the weekend? Schools that are in areas with high poverty have found that some children do not have food on the weekend. This has spurred some districts to begin backpack food programs.

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