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Category: Special Education

Thinking Outside of the Box with Speech and Language Therapy

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Children of all ages within schools receive speech and language therapy. Some are not native English speakers, others need assistance with articulation, and some may have pragmatic needs due to an autism diagnosis. Each individual has different needs for their therapy sessions. It is important to look at the goals for each child and set up ways to actively engage them when they are with you for therapy.

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The Importance of Parent Advocates for Special Needs Families

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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.

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Increasing Need for Sign Language Interpreters

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Imagine being in a classroom where you are unable to hear what people are saying. In addition to this, you cannot communicate what you want to say to others. This reality happens to children who are deaf or hearing-impaired who have been integrated into traditional schools. School districts may have sign language interpreters who they hire for some events, but they are not always part of the school community. Part of the reason this happens is the shortage of sign language interpreters. This leaves a wide gap between the supply and demand in many settings, including schools.

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Best Cities for Occupational Therapists

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The benefits of Occupational Therapy continue to be recognized across the USA, especially in schools. Occupational Therapists are important in allowing people to make the best use of their bodies, overcome challenges and recover from injury. We’ve been looking at all the factors that make a city a good place to live for someone looking for an Occupational Therapist job and have put together a list of the best locations.

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Building a Special Education Community

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Having a child with special needs can be extremely stressful for most parents. Once you enter the world of education, it can be even harder for many to understand the system. Special education departments need to work with other therapists and providers in schools to build a community. This would include all of them and the families to strive for open and clear communication. When this happens, everyone who is part of the team will work better together to help the individual student.

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