Going to a meeting at school can be intimidating for many families. Now imagine how it feels for the parents of a child with special needs. They go into a room filled with teachers, administrators, and therapists of all kinds. Many may be new to this process after a new diagnosis. They can easily feel overwhelmed and unprepared. They may not understand what is being said to them. This can add to their stress and make them feel like outsiders in the IEP or other meetings taking place.
Posted on January 15th, 2018 by ProCare Therapy
Posted on January 8th, 2018 by ProCare Therapy
While we may not like to think about it, traumatic events will happen at schools. These may include things such as fights, fires, bomb threats, and more serious acts of violence. It is too easy to say that it will never happen at our school and in our district. The reality is that it can happen in any community.
Posted on January 1st, 2018 by ProCare 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.
Posted on December 18th, 2017 by ProCare Therapy
Bullying is one of the biggest problems that schools across the country face across all age levels. Most children can tell you a time that they were bullied before they go to middle school. The frequency of the incidents increases as students enter their teen years. While it is easy to state that you have a no tolerance policy for bullying, more needs to be done. School counselors and social workers need to work together to empower students to spread kindness over bullying.
Posted on December 11th, 2017 by ProCare Therapy
Gender equality in schools is not enough this day in age. We now need to be able to address and work with students who do not identify as a male or female. It is imperative that all staff members get training on how to work on being gender neutral. It may be hard to adjust at first, but the importance of this for those students who feel on the outside will be well worth it. Much of this process will focus on putting all students in the driver seat of their success. No gender stereotypes will hold back any child if this process is done properly.