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Special Education Students Can Benefit From Music Therapy Programs

Music therapy can provide countless benefits for students with special needs. Learning through play is a crucial building block in any student's education, and music education and therapy can provide an outlet for energy that is both fun and creative.

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Common Core and the School Psychologist

The Common Core initiative has changed the way that school districts look at education. Almost all 50 states have passed the Common Core State Standards and are implementing these new milestones into their school districts and classrooms as a new way to gauge and teach students English, Writing, Mathematics, and Language Arts. Effective communication is key to further success in life, and students will be asked to meet certain standards under the Common Core initiative that they previously may not have in their education. The Mathematics portion of the Common Core will enable students to have a deeper understanding of various types of data, how to process the information they receive from their findings, and encourage a variety of problem solving skills.

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Social Media and School Therapists

Social Media and School Therapists

With social media becoming the front lines of modern communication, how far should a school therapist go to be accessible and still maintain a private life? In today's virtual world, there is little privacy left, and everyone is faced with a "how much is too much?" scenario, but for therapists, where the equation includes doctor/patient relationship complications, the answer is vitally important. It's a sticky issue. On one hand, open communication is your stock in trade. On the other, revealing personal information about your own life may result in a lack of professionalism, and as a result, hurt your reputation.

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