Posts Tagged ‘occupational therapy’

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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Integrating Occupational Therapy in Schools

Posted on July 8th, 2020 by ProCare Therapy

Occupational Therapist in School

The main goal of an occupational therapist is to treat injured, disabled, or ill patients that have difficulties performing everyday activities. Through the use of therapeutic activities, OTs can help these patients improve and recover the skills they need to continue through daily life with ease. It is often thought that occupational therapists are only in hospitals or healthcare facilities, but occupational therapy in schools is just as important. Step into any early elementary classroom, and you will likely see children who would benefit from pediatric occupational therapy.

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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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The Trouble with Higher Special Education Costs

Posted on July 23rd, 2018 by ProCare Therapy

special education costs

It’s no secret that most school districts across the United States are seeing an increase in the number of students who qualify for special education services. When the numbers increase, this means that additional money will be needed. Schools will tell you that part of the problem in keeping up with the cost of special education is the gap in payments from the state level. The formulas used to figure out the money given just doesn’t keep up with unfunded mandates.

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Focus on Motor Skills with Students with Disabilities

Posted on December 5th, 2016 by ProCare Therapy

motor skills students disabilities

Participating in sports is a dream that many children have. Unfortunately, some children with disabilities are unable to get involved in some sports because of motor deficits. While early intervention and services will help many children, it does not fix everything for many children. Students of all ages may continue to receive physical and occupational therapy sessions within the school day. This time allows them to work on skills that are needed to help them be safe and do work within an academic day.

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