Posts Tagged ‘speech therapy’

Horticultural Therapy in a School Setting

Posted on June 6th, 2016 by ProCare Therapy

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Horticultural therapy has been around for a long time. Originally, it was mostly used to help patients with mental illness. As time went on, more therapists noted that there were multiple benefits of working with plants and in gardens. Horticulture therapy is used within rehabilitation, vocational, and community settings like schools. This therapy not only helps students to learn new skills, it is beneficial in many ways. Horticultural therapy may help students to work on social skills, increase cognitive ability, task initiation, and strengthening muscles. For those working with physical therapists on gross motor ability, they often see improvements with coordination, balance, and endurance after horticultural therapy is implemented.

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The Importance of Early Speech Therapy

Posted on October 5th, 2015 by ProCare Therapy

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While early intervention services are available for children, many parents are not aware that they exist. Some day care facilities and pediatricians know about EI and are willing to recommend it to parents of children that may have developmental delays. For many, a cute speech impediment and funny talk diverts the focus away from the severity of speech and language concerns. Often times, children will get into the school system and begin kindergarten without clear speech.

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School’s Out for the Summer! — Continuing Education Options for School Therapists

Posted on July 8th, 2013 by ProCare Therapy

Summer break leaves educators and therapists with a wealth of time on their hands. Putting the time to good use can be accomplished in a number of ways. Continuing or advancing your education during the summer break has never been easier. Many schools offer online classes, accelerated summer courses, and evening or weekend classes. Additional training can also be sought through certification courses, attending or giving a presentation at a conference, and more. The opportunities to expand your network and knowledge are numerous throughout the summer break.

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ProCare Tips for Preventing the Summer Slide

Posted on May 20th, 2013 by ProCare Therapy

Being creative with speech therapy is one way to keep a child's attention and help them learn while having fun at the same time. With the weather approaching warmer temperatures, spring and summer offer a host of opportunities to get children active while retaining the language skills they have learned throughout the school year. Summer vacation doesn't have to result in lost skills!

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Therapist of the Quarter – Megan Long

Posted on March 15th, 2012 by ProCare Therapy

Therapist of the Quarter

My name is Megan Long and this is my first year working as a speech-language pathologist, as well as my first year working with ProCare Therapy. I obtained my bachelor’s and master’s degree in Communication Disorders from Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri. I moved to Arkansas in January, 2011 and began my career in August 2011.

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