2019-2020 SY School Psychologist – Monroe, WA

Call Today at 866-733-4278, text us at 662-524-9099, or   Click HERE to Apply

Want to live in a small town near the water in the Pacific Northwest? We have a need for a fabulous School Psychologist for the 2019-2020 school year near Monroe. This is an ideal location!  Monroe is a wonderful small community 30 miles from Seattle near the foothills of the Cascade Mountains.

* Close enough to enjoy Seattle without having to drive in its traffic every day!
* Hometown feel with a trendy streak
* Minutes away from the outdoor recreation Washington is famous for
*  School Psychologist will work 35 hours per week
* Supportive team environment
* New graduates – start out with a high income – option to convert to District employee later
* Secure a position now and enjoy your summer!

Qualifications: Will need to hold at least a Master’s or Specialty Degree in School Psychology and be eligible for certification in Washington. Will need to get an ESA certificate.

PediaStaff delivers flexible staffing solutions in pediatric and educational based settings. We offer excellent hourly rates and Per Diem based on IRS eligibility. In addition:

* Full-time employees receive nationally recognized medical insurance and 401K with employer contributions
* We offer allowances for continuing education, licensure, malpractice, and relocation
* You may choose our optional summer pay program for school-based professionals
* Our select team of Clinical Resource Specialists is available to help ensure your success. You are not alone when you are on assignment with PediaStaff

PediaStaff provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, PediaStaff complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company does business.

PediaStaff is a WBENC National WBE Certified women-owned business.


Call Today at 866-733-4278, text us at 662-524-9099, or   Click HERE to Apply

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Physical Activity and Memory Performance in Children

[Source:  Your Therapy Source]

A recent article in the Psychology of Sports and Exercise reported on a study examing the effects of specifically designed physical activities on children’s foreign language vocabulary learning and attentional performance. The researchers examined physical activity and memory performance in children.

The participants included 104 children, 8-10 years old, who were divided into three groups:

  • an embodied learning condition consisting of task-relevant physical activities.
  • a physical activity condition involving task-irrelevant physical activities.
  • a control condition consisting of a sedentary teaching style.

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How Making Time for Mindfulness Helps Students

[Source: Mind Shift]

Not knowing the answer to a question when you’re called on in front of the entire class. Forgetting your homework. The kid behind you pulling your hair. School poses a lot of stressful moments, but how children (and teachers) react to them can make all the difference.

A new study suggests that mindfulness education — lessons on techniques to calm the mind and body — can reduce the negative effects of stress and increase students’ ability to stay engaged, helping them stay on track academically and avoid behavior problems.

While small, the study of sixth-graders at a Boston charter school adds to a still-growing body of research about a role for mindfulness in the classroom. In recent years, the topic has excited researchers and educators alike as a possible tool to help students face both behavioral and academic challenges by reducing anxiety and giving them a new way to handle their feelings and emotions.

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Study Probes How Concussion Impacts Deep Brain Structure

[Source:  Psych Central]

Concussion researchers have long suspected that damage to the brain’s corpus callosum could be the underlying reason behind certain side effects of concussion, including dizziness or vision problems.

Their hypothesis states that damage to the corpus callosum — a thick bundle of nerves that connects the brain’s two halves — could affect coordination between these halves, but the theory has been difficult to prove.

Although still not proven, Stanford University researchers offer new evidence to support the idea in a new study. To do this, they combined data from sensors worn by athletes and created model simulations of brain movement. They also reviewed brain images of people with and without concussions.

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Featured Pinterest Pinboards: Spring, Easter and Earth Day


Lots of great therapy ideas spring forth during April.   Check out our Spring, Easter and Earth Day Pinterest boards for a huge number of activities to do in the therapy room throughout the month!

Visit our Spring Themed Therapy Activities Board

Visit our Easter Themed Therapy Activities Board

Visit our Earth Day Themed Therapy Activities Board

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