PediaStaff has a “now” opportunity for the Speech Language Pathologist who may be seeking an opportunity to work in a school. Our client is situated in the Northwest corner of New Mexico, otherwise known as “The Four Corners”. It is a rugged dry climate, however, there is still spectacular scenery. This area is on the territory of Navajo Nation near the town of the same name and is one of New Mexico’s most cherished landmarks. Locals speak of the incredible sunsets that can only be witnessed here. From time to time, we hear from therapists who have a heart for this population. Now is the time! This opportunity will fill quickly, so if you are interested or know someone may be, we need to hear from you this week with your interest or a referral. CFs will be supported (with school Fieldwork), Bilingual Spanish is appreciated, but not necessary.
[Source: Love That Max]
School officials in Jurupa Valley, California, apologized last week for having Patriot High School students in special ed sort through campus trash bins for recyclables. The activity was part of a functional skills program, which also includes doing a budget, purchasing groceries and cooking meals. Outraged parents condemned administrators for humiliating and stigmatizing students with special needs.
This got me thinking about the life skills Max is learning. At school, he’s gotten guidance with feeding, dressing and toileting. His teacher has been wonderful at helping us reinforce manners; Max now regularly says “please” and “thank you,” especially if you take him to visit a fire station. But there’s one life skill Max isn’t picking up at school or at any of the special programs he attends: socializing with so-called typical peers. It isn’t happening much at home, either.