Hot Jobs! California Dreamin’ for SLPs

caliPediaStaff is pulling out all the stops in California   We now have a recruiter based in there, ready to find fantastic SLP opportunities for throughout the golden state.

Whether you are looking for a School-Based position in the Bay Area, an outpatient pediatrics job in LA, a position in the high desert, or in wine country, PediaStaff has you covered.

With close to 20 positions for Speech-Language Pathologists from San Mateo to San Diego, there is something for everyone.   Opportunities are part-time and full-time, short and long term contracts, W2 and 1099 independent contractor jobs.   Some of the positions will consider CF candidates and others are looking for CF supervisors!

At this time, it is important that you already have your California license for our current openings (due to our clients’ current urgency), but we anticipate we will be able to offer more options in the upcoming weeks and months as our new California-based recruiting center ramps up.    So, if you are interested in CA but have not yet applied for your license, please contact us!

Browse our SLP Jobs in California HERE


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Placement of the Week: School Nurse for a Chicago Day School

chicagoCongratulations to Alicia O., on her new School Nurse position with PediaStaff’s private therapeutic day school client in Chicagoland!

They are a national leader in educating students who are unable to succeed in mainstream schools and provide an alternative setting for students with behavioral, emotional and other problems.

This is a very cool opportunity.  Congrats, Alicia!!


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App Review: Funny Directions

Review by Jenn Alcornspeecharoo

Wooowwweeeee it’s been a long time since I did an app review!  But I am super excited to share this one with you guys today.  As SLPs, we work on following directions all the time, whether it’s to target listening comprehension, reading comprehension, concepts, or some other language skill.  It’s a life skill and it’s important!  Speecharoo made this app to target just THAT.

The app is set up to target 1, 2, and 3 step directions in four different scenes:  beach, park, bedroom, and classroom.  In the settings, you can choose to toggle on/off the voice commands or the text.  It’s super helpful to have the option, so you can really target what your student needs…listening or reading.

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Attention School Nurses! More Opportunities Await with the CSN Credential

nurseAre you a School Nurse in Illinois, or would you like to move there?

PediaStaff is working with several school districts in the Greater Chicagoland area  that are looking for School Nurses who have ideally completed the online Certified School Nurse certificate program through the UIC College of Nursing.   While our clients will consider RNs for these positions, they are really looking for this CSN certificate.

PediaStaff would like to encourage all of you, interested in continuing your career in School Nursing in the state of Illinois,  to take this course.

Are you working towards yours now?   Have you thought about obtaining it?  It is relatively simple to get with the new online course.   Read on to learn more!

The 10-credit hour program consists of three courses, which can be completed in two to three semesters of part-time study. Course work can be started during the fall, spring or summer semester. The course work and discussions are conducted online. Students are asked to attend class on campus 2-3 times depending on the schedule of classes, but out-of-state students are waived from the on-campus classes.

Students enrolled in a UIC College of Nursing graduate program may also enroll in the certificate or take individual courses as electives.

Learn All About the Program!

Browse PediaStaff’s Current School Nurse Openings in Illinois


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Autism Corner: Teaching Impulse-Control to Children on the Autism Spectrum

impulse[Source:  My Aspergers Child]

Have you ever witnessed a youngster who doesn’t seem to know how to wait his or her turn, refuses to share, grabs objects out in public even after being told not to touch, has a meltdown in the middle of a crowded store, or constantly dominates a conversation.

Impulse-control is one of the most important skills that moms and dads can teach their children, because it is exceedingly important for success later in life. By learning impulse-control, children with Asperger’s (AS) and High-Functioning Autism (HFA) can make appropriate decisions and respond to stressful situations in ways that can yield positive outcomes.

Parent can indeed teach impulse-control, but they need to understand that this skill is learned through a lot of discovery and repetition, not through reprimands and discipline – and this discovery and repetition happens slowly throughout childhood. Parents can’t teach self-control with a one-time lecture, rather they have to do one teachable moment, one situation at a time. Below are 16 strategies for tackling this challenge:

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