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Helping Students with School Anxiety

school anxiety

Changes are hard for kids of all ages. After summer break, many of them may have a difficult time transitioning back into a school routine. An increasing number of students exhibit school anxiety. When this happens they may display behaviors, get physically sick, or be unable to work within a classroom setting. Studies show that approximately ten percent of children have been diagnosed with anxiety, but more may not know it.

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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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Working on the Bullying Epidemic in Schools

school bullying

Students across the country are fighting an epidemic which is very different these days. They are dealing with bullying. Gone are the days of simply being called names and pestered in gym class. Now kids of all ages are able to use social media to keep the bullying front strong. Kids may post a photo or video to embarrass another. They may start a rumor on Facebook tagging large groups of other students in the school. The reality is this can be hard for kids to handle.

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Focus on School Violence

school violence

Recent events have schools across the country looking at how to prevent violence in their buildings. While the focus may be on guns being brought to school, it is not the only concern. What many have realized is we need to figure out what may be causing this angst and violence in teens. From here, school professionals will be able to work on ways to assist students and hopefully prevent violent acts in schools and beyond.

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The Pros and Cons of Therapy Dogs

therapy dogs pros cons

Therapy dogs are a hot topic in the world of education. Many schools have them now and others are curious if it is something which would help their students. When determining what to do, it is important to factor in a lot of things. As with other forms of therapy and services, there are pros and cons to these canine companions. Being able to research both sides and knowing possible outcomes will help with the process.

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