School Speech-Language Pathologist – Las Vegas, NV

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

We have a wonderful full-time school opportunity for a Speech-Language Pathologist to work in the Las Vegas area for the 2017-2018 school year. We need someone to work with children K-8th grade at a charter school.

*  Candidate will work at one school site
*  This is a full-time position
*  Therapist will provide direct therapy as well as evaluations and re-evaluations
*  Position is for the full school year

CCC-SLP preferred but not required.

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

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.

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


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Bilingual Corner: Preventing Over Identification of Bilingual Speech Students

[Source: Bilinguistics]

We have all seen comparisons of Spanish to English that help us work with children across languages. But what do we focus on in our English-only therapy with children who speak Spanish in other contexts, such as with friends or at home?

Disproportionality, over-representation, and over-identification of bilingual speech students are all terms highlighting the fact that the proportion of English language learners in special education is higher than in general education. As professionals, we want to do best for these kids but part of the problem is that we don’t always have the tools and information we need to make confident decisions about who we serve.

Read the Rest of this Article and Watch a Video (“How Phonology in Bilingualism Contributes to Over Identification”)

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Behaviors of Children on Playground Equipment

[Source:  Occupational Therapy, Schools, & Early Intervention via Your Therapy Source]

The behaviors of children on playground equipment was examined using 32 hours of videotape collected from 140 children who were typically developing and 41 children with a variety of developmental disabilities including autism, ADHD, sensory and regulatory disorders ages 3 to 15 years.  The research was published in a recent issue of  the Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools, & Early Intervention.   The videotaping focused on six pieces of playground equipment and was analyzed using a behavioral coding system for sensory features, social interaction, self-regulation, motor skills, and play levels.

The results of the videotape analysis revealed the following:

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1 in 5 Kids with Tourette Syndrome Meet Autism Criteria

[Source:  Psych Central]

A new study shows that about one in five children with Tourette syndrome also meet criteria for autism. But the researchers believe this prevalence may be due to a similarity in symptoms rather than actual autism.

Researchers at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) tested 294 children and 241 adults with Tourette’s for autism, using a self-reporting test called the Social Responsiveness Scale. The findings show that 22.8 percent of the children reached the cutoff for autism, versus 8.7 percent of the adults. In the general population, autism is estimated to affect only 0.3 to 2.9 percent, according to studies cited in the paper.

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Super Bubble Recipe for Summertime Fun

[Source: Growing a Jeweled Rose]

My kids love to play with bubbles during the warmer months.
There are so many fun ways to play with them, too!
Today, we tried making SUPER bubbles, and we had so much fun!

This super bubble recipe was such a simple and frugal way for my kids to have fun on a warm day, and we only needed a few ingredients!  Are you ready to make your own?

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