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Conferences and Continuing Education Opportunities for 2018

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It’s time to get ready for the 2018 professional conference season. Schedules are out and the timing is perfect to submit requests to your district and schools. This is the time of year that they are beginning to work on the budgets for the upcoming school year. Check with your administrators to see what funding is available for different professional development opportunities. If they are not able to fund a trip or conference nearby, ask if there are grant writers who are able to look for money which may be available from that direction.

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The Call to Physical Therapy

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Students are exposed to a lot of different experiences early on in life. When you work with children during therapy sessions, you never know if you may perk their interest in a future career. It is extremely important to remember this when you are working each individual student. While you are focusing on their goals and skills, you also form a bond with them. If this becomes strong enough over time, a mentoring relationship may form with older students who are interested in physiology.

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The Impact of Medicaid Cuts on Special Education

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Budget cuts are nothing new for school districts across the country. Each year, most schools are forced to do more with less money. The biggest problem with this is that there is less money for many of the students who need it the most. Special education numbers across the country are going up. Now, a new factor may hurt children with special needs more than many understand.

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Dancing for Student Well-Being

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When you walk into most classrooms, you see children sitting at desks. While these may be in rows or grouped together, the kids are always sitting for long periods of time. This typically begins in elementary school and continues into high school and beyond. Child development specialists know that play, movement, laughter, and fun are needed for social and emotional well-being. The problem is that there is little time in the school day for kids to do this. Much of the focus is on the academic day, and this can be detrimental to many children.

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Focus on Motor Skills with Students with Disabilities

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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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