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How to Handle Caseload Issues in School Therapy

Caseloads continue to grow for school-based therapists as more and more children are identified as being in need of services. While caseload only takes into account the number of students seen by each therapist, the amount of work involved will vary widely based on each student's needs. School districts may or may not take workload into consideration when students are added to a therapist's caseload. Here are some tips for school-based therapists on how to manage large caseloads:

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Therapist of the Quarter

Therapist of the Quarter – Sarah St. Laurent

Sarah St. Laurent has worked with ProCare for over two years. She received her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy and her Masters in Public Health and Health Administration from University of New Hampshire.

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How School-Based Therapists Can Communicate Effectively

Therapy professionals who provide school-based services have to overcome communication barriers that can hinder the progress of therapy. Speech therapists, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other therapy providers work with students at various grade levels from different classrooms and possibly different schools. There are many different teachers and parents to keep in contact with, so it is important to develop those relationships throughout the school year.

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OTs Find Niche in Schools

While it is clear that occupational therapists are a vital part of life for many different professions, they are an especially critical part of the educational system. Occupational therapy is vital for the success of those students who have other obstacles with the potential to limit their success in school. Occupational therapists help to ensure that all students are equipped with the right tools for their educational success in grades K-12.

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Therapist of the Quarter

Therapist of the Quarter – Caroline Pittard

Caroline Pittard is a licensed and certified Speech-Language Pathologist with ProCare Therapy. She has been with ProCare for over 3 years and even completed her CF program through ProCare! Caroline has a special interest in stuttering and pediatric speech and language disorders.

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