Hot, New Job! Early Intervention PT – Tarrytown, NY

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

Seeking a Speech-Language Pathologist for Early Intervention, Birth to 5.  You’ll conduct evaluations, assessment, and treatment of children in Westchester and/or Rockland Counties based on your preference. We are searching for a Physical Therapist to conduct evaluations and treatment of children Birth to 5 years old in Westchester County, NY. This opportunity is best suited for a self-motivated, independent therapist.  If you enjoy charting your own destiny and impacting children and families in a positive way this may be the perfect job for you.

*  Physical Therapist will treat children ages birth to 5 in home and preschool settings.
*  Flextime allows you to make your own schedule.
*  Both full-time and part-time are available
*  Direct hire position on a W2
*  Mentoring program for new grads and experienced therapists transitioning from other settings.
*  Full time receive benefits, continuing education reimbursement, 401K, and PTO.

Qualifications: Must hold a Bachelor’s Degree (or higher) in Physical Therapy and a current NY state PT license. Strong new grads will be considered.

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.

… IT’S ALL ABOUT THE CHOICES!

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


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Hot, New Job! – School-Based OT – Arlington Heights, IL

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

Are you looking for a position to finish out the school year?  We are in need of an Occupational Therapist to work in the Arlington Heights area at an elementary school starting in May.  The Occupational Therapist will be working with kiddos from early childhood – 5th grade.

*  May 10, 2019 – June 10, 2019
*  8:15 – 3:45
*  60 min unpaid lunch
*  One elementary school
*  EC to 5th grade kiddos

Qualifications: You will need to hold a Bachelor’s Degree (or higher) in Occupational Therapy and a current state license (or be eligible for same).

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.

…IT’S ALL ABOUT THE CHOICES!

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


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Early Childhood Corner: Bringing Brain Science to Early Childhood

[Source:  The Atlantic.com via Reading Rockets]

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A group of scholars at Harvard University is spearheading a campaign to make sure the early-childhood programs policymakers put in place to disrupt intergenerational poverty are backed by the latest science.

The idea sounds entirely reasonable, but it’s all too rare in practice, says Jack P. Shonkoff, the director of the university’s Center on the Developing Child and the chair of the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child. That’s because program grants and policies are generally structured in ways that incentivize “positive” results. Agreements along the lines of, “We’ll give you funding to test this specific policy intervention and if you can prove it worked in three years, we’ll give you more,” are standard. Shonkoff and his colleagues think that model needs a major update.

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SLP Corner: Fast Paced Articulation Therapy Through an RTI Model

By: Tamara Truax and JoAnn Tuttle

For decades the traditional once-weekly 30 minute group therapy model has been the most common way of treating sound errors in a school-based setting. However, if you ask therapists working on articulation what they think of this model, many will agree that it may not be the most effective way to remediate sound errors. Often, students with different sound substitutions and distortions are grouped together, making it difficult to address the specific therapeutic needs of a child within the group setting.

In recent years, a shift in school budgets and expanding caseloads has lead to a re-evaluation of the traditional school model. The implementation of Response to Continue reading


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Therapy Idea of the Week: Painting with Wheels

By: Pamela Ullmann, ATR-BC, LCAT
copyright 2010. Pamela Ullmann.

This blog post has been reprinted with express permission of the author as it appeared on her on the Full Spectrum Blog

Although it has been a while since I have ran a “Wheel Art” workshop, I did find it very gratifying to help children create works of art with their own wheels!

What is Wheel Art?
Wheel Art is a unique activity for individuals who are wheel chair dependent. Each “wheel artist” uses the wheels of their chair to paint onto a large canvas secured to the floor. The artists all contribute their own style, color and unique patterns that create an amazing community mural to be shared.

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