Hot Jobs: Pediatric and School Based OT Positions Throughout Chicagoland

Call Today at 866-733-4278 or   Click HERE to Apply 

Immediate openings in the Chicago suburbs for Occupational Therapists interested in working with children.  Lucrative school based, pediatric outpatient clinic and early intervention placements are all available in areas such as Batavia, Aurora, Hampshire/Dundee, Burlington, Geneva, DeKalb, Rockford, Oak Forest/Tinley Park, Streamwood, Glenview to name a few.

Previous pediatric or school based experience is preferred (clinical fieldwork counts!).  Both contract and direct hire opportunities are available and include various benefits packages depending on employer.  Now is the time to take the next step in your career!  Advance your skill set as a therapist while helping children achieve their full potential.

Plenty of mentorship and support is available for both new grads and seasoned therapists.  Qualifications include:  MOT or equivalent, state license or eligible.

Call Today at 866-733-4278 or   Click HERE to Apply 

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Hot Job: School-Based SLP – Tacoma, WA

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We are searching for a Speech-Language Pathologist for a school district located near Tacoma, WA.  We have therapists who extend here year after year, and it’s a very contractor friendly environment. This is a full-time contract assignment for the 2017-2018 school year.

* Great location, easy commute south of Tacoma
* We offer excellent pay rates based on your experience and the location
* High income now, and convert to a District employee in a future year
* Flexibility — live in a city (Seattle, Tacoma, Olympia) or in a beautiful small town with low cost of living
* Find the RIGHT job now — we know you can find “a job” 🙂

Qualifications: Must hold appropriate Degree in Communications Sciences Disorders, or Speech Language Pathology; and a current WA state license (or be eligible for same). ESA certificate required. Must be CCC-SLP.

PediaStaff, Inc. offers flexible staffing solutions for pediatric and educational based settings.   Our expertise is backed by excellent hourly rates and per diem offered based upon IRS eligibility.  Additional benefits for full-time contractors include: nationally recognized medical insurance, 401K with matching employer contributions, generous relocation and continuing education assistance, optional summer pay program, and reimbursement for state licensure and/or teacher certifications.

PediaStaff, Inc. provides 24/7-telephone support during your contract assignment – you are not alone when you are on assignment with us.  In addition, we provide Clinical Resource Therapists to assist our therapists in managing their caseloads effectively. Our Clinical Resource Therapists are experienced clinicians who have excelled within their profession and are able to help you succeed.  Respond now and learn how YOU can join our team!   Your privacy and confidentiality are always assured, and new graduates are encouraged to apply.

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Why We Do What We Do: Student With Spina Bifida Walks for the First Time at His Graduation

[Source:  AOL News]

Akron, OH — A Norton High School senior walked for the very first time at his graduation ceremony Tuesday night.

Bryce Swartz was born with severe spina bifida and paralyzed from the chest down. The always upbeat 20-year-old has been through a lot, including a dozen surgeries, but was still voted the Panthers Homecoming King and received the “Courageous Student Award” from OHSAA.

His father Rod says, he has come a long way.

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Brain Images Reveal Roots of Kids’ Increasing Cognitive Control

[Source: Science Daily]

As children age into adolescence and on into young adulthood, they show dramatic improvements in their ability to control impulses, stay organized, and make decisions. Those “executive functions” of the brain are key factors in determining outcomes, including educational success, drug use, and psychiatric illness. Now, researchers reporting in Current Biology on May 25 have mapped the changes in the network organization of the brain that underlie those improvements in executive function.

The study reveals that the maturing brain becomes increasingly segregated into distinct network modules for greater efficiency. Indeed, the new evidence shows that the degree to which executive function improves in a person with age depends on the degree to which that well-defined modular network structure emerges.


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Babies’ Slow Brain Waves Could Predict Problems

[Source:  Medical X-Press]

The brain waves of healthy newborns – which appear more abnormal than those of severe stroke victims – could be used to accurately predict which babies will have neurodevelopmental disorders.

University of Queensland researchers are investigating whether an electroencephalogram (EEG) could identify apparently healthy infants who will later be found to have neurodevelopmental deficits.

Dr Simon Finnigan from the UQ Centre for Clinical Research and the Royal Brisbane Clinical Unit said the measure would be statistically compared with clinical assessments of the infants at two years of age.

“Clinical symptoms of – affecting movement, vision or other functions – often do not become evident until the toddler years or later,” Dr Finnigan said.

“If our measure is found to accurately predict outcomes, it could allow for early interventions and therapies to begin at the earliest possible opportunity, when they can be most effective.

“Our preliminary results in data from the first 60 babies look very promising.”

Dr Finnigan’s collaboration with UQ Professor of Perinatal Medicine Paul Colditz was informed by his research on stroke patients, including studies with scientists in Barcelona.

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