Schools across the country are faced with an increased number of students who require one or more forms of therapy within the academic day. Some students need someone to talk to because of stresses and life trauma. Other children may require assistance with fine or gross motor concerns and require the assistance of an occupational or physical therapist. A variety of speech and language concerns mean that kids of all ages may need to work with a speech language pathologist. All of these professionals are needed not only within a school district, but consistently within a building to work with individuals on a regular basis.
Posted on November 14th, 2016 by ProCare Therapy
Posted on October 31st, 2016 by ProCare Therapy
Researchers from Penn State’s College of Medicine have discovered that using sign language in conjunction with intensive speech therapy may provide better results for children with apraxia.
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Posted on August 8th, 2016 by ProCare Therapy
Kids of all ages are talking about Pokemon Go. This is the perfect time to use this popular app within therapy sessions. Sometimes it helps to bring in things that students like to sessions to motivate them in different ways. While Pokemon may not be something that individual kids like, the adventure and excitement surrounding the game keeps them focused and engaged in the process. Here are some ways to work in the use of Pokemon Go in occupation, physical, and speech therapy.
Posted on August 1st, 2016 by ProCare Therapy
Ready or not, it's time to get ready to go back to school in many parts of the United States. This means that now is the time to make sure that all of your plans and resources for the upcoming school year are set for when you officially begin. Although many may work with students over the summer, August or September will be a fresh start for a new school year. IEP goals will be updated, so it's important to have yourself ready for a smooth transition.
Posted on June 13th, 2016 by ProCare Therapy
Schools across the United States are seeing an increased number of students with mental health needs. While the focus on academic achievement has increased, educational professionals have noted that outside influences may be affecting what happens in the classroom. Districts are taking more time to investigate issues that are causing stress from outside academics. They are paying close attention to social, emotional, and cultural issues that impact the kids and their mental health.
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