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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.

The Pros and Cons of Therapy Dogs

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Therapy dogs are a hot topic in the world of education. Many schools have them now and others are curious if it is something which would help their students. When determining what to do, it is important to factor in a lot of things. As with other forms of therapy and services, there are pros and cons to these canine companions. Being able to research both sides and knowing possible outcomes will help with the process.

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Get to Know Apps Your Students Use

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Middle school and high school students today have a lot of technology on their side. While much of it may be beneficial to them, some may be dangerous and put them at risk. According to a study by the NORC Center for Public Research and the Associated Press, 94% of teens use social media. While this study only looked at children between the ages of 13 to 17, younger children also have smartphones and access to social media.

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Promoting Alternative Wellness Options in Schools

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It is no secret that times have changed a lot over the last decade or so. Within school communities, there is a shift in working on the wellness for all those who are within buildings. This is not simply making school meals healthier and ensuring that physical activity is included daily. The reality is that everyone in schools is more stressed. Students are faced with many different factors in their lives that may add stress to the school day. Adults working in the world of education have more responsibilities and must meet the needs of children in their classrooms.  This means that many schools are incorporating alternative wellness activities that work calming people and self-reflection.

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Sensory Needs for Students of All Ages

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Imagine your body constantly bombarding you with messages. When this happens, you cannot concentrate on the tasks from your teacher. This is the reality for students of all ages in classrooms who have sensory processing issues. No matter what their formal diagnosis may be, many may have sensory concerns. Some students are overwhelmed with outside stimulation in their environment and may become hyperactive. Others may not react to things and seek out sensory input. In addition to this, some kids need sensory to push on with tasks. Every child is different, and it’s important for occupational therapists and special education teachers to work together to create a sensory diet to assist their needs.

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Dangerous Social Media Fads and Teens

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Peer pressure has always been there for individuals when they head into middle school and beyond. Preteens and teens are now experiencing something very different than generations before them. The world of social media is a reality which can add more extreme peer pressure into the mix. Thanks to this, everyone who works with teens needs to be cognizant of what is happening in their social media landscape. Together we need to monitor trends, challenges, and more.

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