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.

language choice

The Need for Careful Language Choice

Over the years we have worried about being politically correct when talking about people who are different. These may be students who have differences in academic ability, mental health, sexual identity, addiction, disabilities, and more. The reality is that adults who work in schools need to select words carefully. The language which we use impacts students more than we realize.

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sensory diet

Sensory Needs for Students of All Ages

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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school emergency preparedness

Preparing for Emergencies at School

While we may not like to think about it, traumatic events will happen at schools. These may include things such as fights, fires, bomb threats, and more serious acts of violence. It is too easy to say that it will never happen at our school and in our district. The reality is that it can happen in any community.

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gender equality

School Training for Gender Diversity Sensitivity

Gender equality in schools is not enough this day in age. We now need to be able to address and work with students who do not identify as a male or female. It is imperative that all staff members get training on how to work on being gender neutral. It may be hard to adjust at first, but the importance of this for those students who feel on the outside will be well worth it. Much of this process will focus on putting all students in the driver seat of their success. No gender stereotypes will hold back any child if this process is done properly.

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supporting students in need

Reaching Students in Need

One day a child may be thriving at school – and then something suddenly happens. Teachers and other adults in schools are often faced with situations where behaviors or more change with a child and they are unsure of the cause. No matter what the cause, is it is important to reach out to all children and families to see how you can help. When a child is hurting from a traumatic event in their life, it impacts their ability to stay focused on academics.

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