Category: Working In Schools

Articles related to helping therapists and teachers with all things related to working in schools. From advice on parents to tips on preparing students for emergencies, ProCare Therapy wants to help guide you.

Should Your School Use Therapy Dogs?

There are numerous benefits to having therapy dogs in schools, and the trend is gaining in popularity. Therapy dogs are specifically trained and certified, spanning many breeds of dog. There is no one size fits all therapy dog, and each is unique. Many schools are choosing to bring therapy dogs in for their students and staff, due to the many positives of having a dog accessible during the day. These can range from stress reduction, better behavior, less anxiety, and even encourages students to share their thoughts and feelings, or for some--speak more than they had in years.

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iPad use in School Therapy

For a child who can't communicate on his own, the iPad offers an exciting new alternative – accessible communication technology at a very reasonable price. In the past, people with disabilities that impede communication had few options. Communications devices created to address these problems run anywhere from $2,500 to $15,000, depending on sophistication. Medicare covers about $7,000 for speech devices, and the average specialty hardware is in that range. The higher end devices are designed for severely disabled or paralyzed people and respond to eye movements or blow tubes.

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How to Handle Caseload Issues in School Therapy

Caseloads continue to grow for school-based therapists as more and more children are identified as being in need of services. While caseload only takes into account the number of students seen by each therapist, the amount of work involved will vary widely based on each student's needs. School districts may or may not take workload into consideration when students are added to a therapist's caseload. Here are some tips for school-based therapists on how to manage large caseloads:

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How School-Based Therapists Can Communicate Effectively

Therapy professionals who provide school-based services have to overcome communication barriers that can hinder the progress of therapy. Speech therapists, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other therapy providers work with students at various grade levels from different classrooms and possibly different schools. There are many different teachers and parents to keep in contact with, so it is important to develop those relationships throughout the school year.

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