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Category: Speech Therapy

Therapist Spotlight – Cara Glodowski

My name is Cara Glodowski and it's hard to believe, but this is my 26th year in practice as a Speech Language Pathologist. I grew up in Connecticut but I have been living in the Midwest for the past 30 years, even though I will always be a beach girl at heart. I received my master’s degree here at the University of Kansas. Rock Chalk Jayhawk! Most recently I worked a teletherapy assignment in California. It was fun to work in a different time zone and place, without leaving home.

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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 Top 10 Cities for Speech Language Pathologists

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Relocating your career can be a daunting prospect. That’s why we have been investigating the best US cities for Speech-Language Pathologists to live and work. Using cost of living data and wage and location information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, we calculated the top 50 cities for Speech and Language Pathologists in the US. We’ve listed our top 10 locations below and have highlighted some of their strengths and weaknesses.

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Benefits of Therapy Dogs in Sessions

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Therapy dogs are quite popular these days in schools across the United States. While people may traditionally associate the canine helpers with visits to sick children or senior residents in nursing homes, therapy dogs are expanding their roles in many communities. Therapy dog specialists are able to work with schools to determine different ways they may be integrated into classrooms or sessions to assist children.

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The Need for School Based Therapy

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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.

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