Posts Tagged ‘occupational therapists’

Where Are Occupational Therapists Need The Most?

Posted on July 29th, 2020 by ProCare Therapy

Best Cities Occupational Therapists Map

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. In schools, OTs help children with daily-life activities that allow them to thrive socially and academically. The profession is also expected to grow by 18% between 2018 and 2028, much faster than average. And as the demand increases, so will their average salary of an occupational therapist, which is currently $84,950 a year. 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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Exercises Occupational Therapy Students Can Do at Home

Posted on May 6th, 2019 by Tera Tuten

Time with students during occupational therapy sessions is precious. Depending on the student, you may only see them once a week. This may be within an individual or group setting. Sometimes occupational therapy is pushed into the classroom to help with fine motor skills during classroom time. This means that it is important to build a strong relationship with families at home. There are ways to share occupational therapy activities and hand exercises which will strengthen fine motor movement.

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Shortage of Therapists

Posted on August 27th, 2018 by ProCare Therapy

Schools across the country are having a hard time filling position for many school therapists. The most difficult to find applicants for are speech language pathologists, occupational therapists, and occupational therapists. Due to the demand, these therapists are often able to negotiate more when they sign a contract.

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Sensory Needs for Students of All Ages

Posted on March 5th, 2018 by ProCare Therapy

Imagine your body constantly bombarding you with messages. When this happens, you cannot concentrate on the tasks from your teacher. This is the reality for students of all ages in classrooms who have sensory processing issues. No matter what their formal diagnosis may be, many may have sensory concerns. Some students are overwhelmed with outside stimulation in their environment and may become hyperactive. Others may not react to things and seek out sensory input. In addition to this, some kids need sensory to push on with tasks. Every child is different, and it’s important for occupational therapists and special education teachers to work together to create a sensory diet to assist their needs.

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Increase Your Marketability as a School-Based Occupational Therapist

Posted on October 24th, 2016 by ProCare Therapy

occupational therapy marketability

Overall, the employment outlook for occupational therapists is very positive. According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the field is expected to grow by about 43% over the next eight years. Nursing homes, hospitals, and occupational therapy offices employ the majority of therapists. But some occupational therapists also work in schools. Working as a school-based OT can be an interesting and rewarding setting to pursue your career. If you want to work in a school setting, competition for jobs may be a bit tougher. Jobs as a school-based occupational therapist are often sought after. The good news is there are things you can do to increase your marketability and improve your chances of landing your dream job.

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