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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!

Shortage of Therapists

therapist shortage

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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Promoting Skilled Trade Careers

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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The Need for School Based Therapy

school therapy mental health

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 to Help Hungry Children

backpacks for hungry kids

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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“So, you’re illiterate?”- Understanding dyslexia in modern America

dyslexia, simulation, workplace

Dyslexia is the most common learning disability in the U.S.; it’s estimated that one in five Americans are affected by it. While 20 years ago educational provisions for the reading disorder were virtually nonexistent, the government now spends around $11 billion annually to help support school children with dyslexia (and other disorders).

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