Posts Tagged ‘special education’

Best States for Special Education Teachers

Posted on December 17th, 2019 by ProCare Therapy

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Special education is a vital part of the American schools’ system, ensuring children in locations around the country receive education tailored to their specific requirements. Special Education Teachers are one of the most important cogs in that machine, but where in the country offers the best opportunities for these hard-working professionals?

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The Importance of Social Workers in Schools

Posted on October 1st, 2019 by ProCare Therapy

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If you ask someone what a social worker's job is within a school, they may not be able to fully answer the question. The fact is that the role of the school social worker has changed drastically in the last decade or two, In the past, there may have been a shared social worker that went to a variety of schools within a district. Now, more schools see the need to have their own dedicated social worker on hand for the entire school day. In some areas, one social worker is not enough for the student population and they may need to hire additional contracted clinicians. Social services in education has become an important asset to the entire school community.

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Fun Spring Activities for SLPs

Posted on February 19th, 2019 by Tera Tuten

The sun is starting to shine more, and kids are ready to have fun as we welcome spring. The winter is long and cold for many students across the country. This means they are often forced to stay indoors for speech and language sessions. Spring time allows a bit more flexibility on planning sessions which work on goals while moving things outdoors. Of course, springtime rain and chilly temperatures may force some time inside, so be sure to have some back-up plans.

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Building a Special Education Community

Posted on October 8th, 2018 by ProCare Therapy

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Having a child with special needs can be extremely stressful for most parents. Once you enter the world of education, it can be even harder for many to understand the system. Special education departments need to work with other therapists and providers in schools to build a community. This would include all of them and the families to strive for open and clear communication. When this happens, everyone who is part of the team will work better together to help the individual student.

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The Trouble with Higher Special Education Costs

Posted on July 23rd, 2018 by ProCare Therapy

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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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