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School-Based OT 2016/17 SY - Chicago, IL
Image Credit: iStockPhoto A school system near Maywood, a Chicago suburb to the west, seeks a full time Occupational Therapist to join their team to treat a caseload of children in an elementary setting for the first semester of the new school year. The position is 5 days a week from 8AM - 3PM, enough hours to be eligible for benefits. Join this group of dedicated therapists serving a pediatric population with a range of ages and diagnoses. Ho...
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Parents Give Up Custody of Son in Order to Get Him Proper Treatment
[Source: Columbus Dispatch via Disability Scoop] Image Credit: The Columbus Dispatch IRONTON, Ohio — Six days a week, the parents feel invisible to their son. They cannot call or text or send emails because 17-year-old Andrew Butler cannot converse or read or write. Relief comes on Saturdays. That’s when Mark and Susan Butler make the drive from their home in Whitehall to Andrew’s aide-staffed apartment in the southernmost part of the state, ...
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SLPs Can Help Older Elementary School Kids Who Struggle to Read
[Source: Science Daily] Educators call it the fourth-grade slump: a time when some children, faced with increasingly complex schoolwork, start to lose interest in reading. Yet classroom teachers may not employ the strategies that can get these students back on track, according to speech-language pathology researchers at University of the Pacific. In a review of three decades of research, Pacific professors Jeannene Ward-Lonergan and Jill Duthie ...
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OT Corner: 4 Fun Summer Themes That Encourage Movement
[Source: Pink Oatmeal] Summer is almost upon us! It’s my favorite season. I live in Minnesota, so you can’t really blame me. I love being able to get outside almost every day! I love to get up north, enjoy the lake, and have bonfires. Summer also has many themes that are perfect for incorporating fun movement based based activities. Below are four of my favorite summer themes that encourage movement! Camping Camping is a summer activity t...
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SLP Corner: End of the Year "Round Up"
[Source: Cindy L. Meester's Blog - Speech Therapy with a Twist] It’s close to the end of my school year so I thought I would dust off my boots and end it with a wild west theme. I have made theme boxes with materials that I have collected over my many years in this rodeo we call speech therapy. The cowboy box is one of many. So mosey on over to my ranch (aka speech room) and I’ll show ya’ a few things that I am using. My door– images taken from...
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Placement of the Week: BCBA - West Suburban Chicago
Congratulations to Laura C., on her new position as a BCBA for PediaStaff's Autism clinic client in West Suburban Chicago, IL.. Laura will be working primarily in home based therapy. The client sees patients ages 2-22 with multiple diagnoses primarily on the autism spectrum. These children have mild to moderate degrees of autism and need therapy focused on sensory integration, social skills and life skills. She will working as part of a collabo...
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Image Credit: iStockPhoto Alaska is calling! A school system in Fairbanks, AK seeks several Speech-Language Pathologists with school or pediatric experience for the 2016-2017 school year. The caseload consists of schools in and around Fairbanks with a variety of diagnoses. Therapist will be working in a few schools within a short drive time radius. The therapist will work five days a week approximately seven hours per day and enjoy the benefit...
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Literacy Corner: Irlen Syndrome: A Surprisingly Common Cause of Reading Problems
[Article & Image Source: Reading Horizons] As a former special education teacher working with students from kindergarten to 12th grade, I spent a great deal of time attempting to stay current with educational research and best practices. My objective in staying informed and up-to-date was to learn as much as I could to assist my students and serve as a resource for their parents. In addition to grad school, I attended a number of professional d...
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PT Corner: Working With Paraprofessionals In Physical Therapy Free Printable
[Source: Accomplished Accommodations] by Nicole Quast Some of the most important people I work with as a physical therapist in the educational setting are the paraprofessionals. The amount of assistance the paraprofessionals give to my students varies from student to student and classroom to classroom. No matter what capacity I work with the paraprofessionals, I feel that it is important to make sure that they feel like they understand what I...
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Book Review: The Out -of-Sync-Child Grows Up
[Review Source: The Sensory Spectrum, Book by Carol Kranowitz] The long-awaited follow-up to the million-copy bestseller The Out-of-Sync Child, presenting information and advice for tweens, teens, and young adults living with Sensory Processing Disorder, and their parents. The Out-of-Sync Child Grows Up will be the new bible for the vast audience of parents whose children, already diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder, are entering the ado...
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Non-Profit Teaches Students with Dyslexia Through Audiobooks
[Source; WPVI - Philadelphia via Reading Rockets] Students from Village Elementary in Montgomery Township were cheered Monday as they arrived at Learning Ally in Princeton, the national nonprofit originally known as Recording for the Blind. These kids are among the one in every five students in America who suffers from dyslexia, a reading disability. "Sometimes it's just a mix-up or jumble of letters, sometimes it's a jumble of words," teacher ...
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Powerful Role of Experience in Linking Language and Cognition in Infants
[Source: Medical X-Press] Even before infants understand their first words, they have already begun to link language and thought. Listening to language boosts infant cognition. New evidence provides even greater insight into the crucial role of language exposure in infants' first months of life, according to Northwestern University research. Prior research has found that infants come into the world equipped with an initially broad link, one tha...
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PediaStaff is a nationwide, staffing company focusing on the placement of pediatric therapists. We specialize in pediatric and school based speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists and school psychologists!