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Hot Job! School-Based OT 2016/17 SY – Chicago, IL

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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. Hourly rates are based on experience.  The position is available from August through December.  There may be a need for a spring term as well; we will know in October.  New grads will be considered if you have already taken your exam.  You’ll need to have an IL license to start.  Experience in pediatrics preferred.

Qualifications: Must have an Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy and hold a current state license (or eligible) if applicable.

Pediatric therapy is our specialty- and our expertise is backed by excellent hourly rates and per diem offered based upon IRS eligibility. Additional benefits include: nationally recognized medical insurance, 401K, generous relocation and continuing education assistance, optional paid leave, reimbursement for state licensure and/or teacher certifications, and completion bonuses. Our management team provides 24/7-telephone support to our therapists – you are not alone when you are on assignment with us. In addition, we provide Clinical Coordinators to assist our therapists in managing their caseloads effectively. Our Clinical Coordinators are experienced therapists who have excelled within their profession and are able to help you succeed. Respond now and learn how YOU can be a part of our team! There is never a charge to applicants and New Grads are always encouraged to apply.

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Hot Job! School-Based SLP 2016/17 SY – Fairbanks, AK

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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 benefits of working a school calendar year.  We will help you relocate to the area and you will need a car.  Help finding housing is available, too.  We also have contractors on assignment there who will be happy to talk with you about their experience.

Qualifications: Must hold a Master’s Degree in either Speech Language Pathology or Communication Disorders; a current state license (or eligible) if applicable.  We cannot accept CFYs at this time.

Pediatric therapy is our specialty – and our expertise is backed by excellent hourly rates and per diem offered based upon IRS eligibility. Additional benefits include: nationally recognized medical insurance, 401K, generous relocation and continuing education assistance, optional summer pay program, and reimbursement for state licensure and/or teacher certifications.

Our management team provides 24/7-telephone support to our therapists – you are not alone when you are on assignment with us. In addition, we provide Clinical Coordinators to assist our therapists in managing their caseloads effectively. Our Clinical Coordinators are experienced therapists who have excelled within their profession and are able to help you succeed. Respond now and learn how YOU can be a part of our team! There is never a charge to applicants.

Call us Today at 866-733-4278 or Apply Through This Link!


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Parents Give Up Custody of Son in Order to Get Him Proper Treatment

[Source:  Columbus Dispatch via Disability Scoop]

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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, a five-hour round-trip that has put thousands of miles on the couple’s car and immeasurable stress on the family dynamic.

“If proximity is the way to have a relationship with him, that’s broken,” Mark Butler said. “I’ve cried more tears than I thought I had.”

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SLPs Can Help Older Elementary School Kids Who Struggle to Read

[Source: Science Daily]

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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 pinpointed the strategies that have proved most effective at helping young readers better comprehend “expository discourse,” the complex academic language that becomes increasingly common beginning in fourth grade. Their findings appear in the spring issue of the journal Topics in Language Disorders.

Expository writing is used in subjects like history, science, geography and math, and is heavily emphasized in the Common Core State Standards. Hallmarks of this prose are phrases like “as a result,” “can be interpreted as,” “by comparison” and “to illustrate.”

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PT Corner: Working With Paraprofessionals In Physical Therapy {Free Printable}

[Source:  Accomplished Accommodations]

by Nicole Quast

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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 want them to carry out.  Working with paraprofessionals can be one of my favorite parts of the job!

Here are some ways that I have found helpful in working with paraprofessionals as a physical therapist in the educational setting.

Demonstration – This works in both directions.  I like to demonstrate how a transfer, positioning, strengthening activity etc should be performed.  After I have demonstrated, I like to have the paraprofessional demonstrate for me how they do it.  That way they can move through the activity and ask any questions they may have before I leave.

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