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Integrating Speech Teletherapy in Schools

Many schools are having trouble finding enough speech-language pathologists to work with their students. The increased demand for these professionals is not only within schools but also to work with other populations. Many SLP candidates are opting to work with adults, such as those who have had strokes and veterans who may have had injuries that resulted in the loss of speech. One major factor for the increase demand is the increase in the number of children that require assistance with speech therapy.

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Benefits of Speech Therapy for Children

School-based therapy can cover a wide range of services from psychologists, school nurses, speech-language pathologists, special education teachers, occupational therapists, physical therapists, sign language interpreters, and more. The goal of the school district is to create a comprehensive team of professionals who can come together to create the best learning environment for students with developmental disabilities. For example, special education teachers can help teach students who are unable to attend mainstream classes with their peers. Speech-language pathologists can help these students learn the communication skills they need to make themselves heard. Occupational and physical therapists can help them with any physical challenges they need to overcome.

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Therapy Swings – How They Help Students at School

In sensory therapy, some approaches work better than others. One proven therapeutic treatment is the use of therapy swings. There are many versions of swings available today, each with specific functions and purposes. Occupational therapists incorporate them into sensory integration therapy with various goals depending on the student’s needs. More and more schools use these valuable tools today than ever before, and students across the spectrum of learning challenges can benefit significantly from them. Whether students need to calm down, recover from overstimulation, or develop their sensory processing capabilities, a swing may offer the solution.

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Physical Therapy Techniques & How They’re Used in Schools

Physical therapy is a critical service for many students in schools. With ever-expanding approaches, treatments, and techniques available, physical therapy helps more children than ever before. As physical therapists incorporate modern, evidence-based methods, students benefit greatly.

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Sensory Rooms in Schools – Why They’re Needed & How to Build One

Multi-sensory rooms are areas that are established to help students calm down or refocus during the school day. These rooms contain various items that help relieve anxiety or overstimulation that may have occurred in the classroom. The goal of sensory room items is to allow children a break and have a pleasurable experience through special implements that relate to textures, lights, sounds, and smells.

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