Hot, New Job! Pediatric Physical Therapist Assistant – PTA – Annandale, VA

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

Are you a PTA? We have a Full-time Pediatric Physical Therapy Assistant opportunity with a pediatric outpatient clinic located near Annandale, VA.

* Physical Therapist Assistant will work M-F 11:00a-7:00p
* PTA will treat a mixed clientele of adults and children.
* Competitive Salary with Benefits.
* New PTA grads and experienced therapists welcome to apply.

Qualifications: You will hold an Associate’s Degree in Physical Therapy and a current state license (or be eligible for same).

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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Autism Corner: Autism and the Benefits of Exercise

[Source:  WGNtv.com]

Anthony Angelico is strong. His push-ups are performed with impressive stamina, and he can take on hurdles both forward and backwards. His coach, Dave Geslak, who has helped him implement this exercise regimen, is certainly proud of his many physical strides.

But it’s not just his physique that’s improved. His mother Mary has noticed the difference, “He has an improved attitude after with exercise because there are things that have always been a battle, like homework.” Anthony agrees, “I feel a little bit more confident, and I feel a little bit happier that way. I’ve gotten better at my homework and my job.”

Feeling confident and strong is sometimes challenging when you’re 17. And, for Anthony, being on the autism spectrum also presents its own set of challenges, and that’s where exercise comes in. Research has shown the tremendous and tangible benefits of physical activity when it comes to minimizing certain negative behaviors associated with autism spectrum disorders.

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Hot, New Job! Community-Based BCBA – Carrollton, TX

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

Are you a BCBA that is looking for that great community based full-time position in the North Dallas area?  We have an opening for a BCBA in our clinic that is near Carrollton, Texas. So, if you desire to help children achieve their highest level of self-esteem and independence, this position is for you!  Apply today!

*  You will begin as soon as possible
*  You will work Monday-Friday or 40 hours per week (hours are flexible)
*  Your caseload will be with children ages 2-7 years
*  You will work in a friendly, bright and cheerful atmosphere
*  You will have a team to work alongside

Qualifications: You will need to be Board Certified and have a current state license (or be eligible for the same).

We offer a comprehensive benefit plan and competitive salaries.  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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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AAC Corner: How I Do It: A Year of Core Words in Action

[Source: PrAACtical AAC]

Some of the best resources are the ones that we can modify to use in ways that fit our own specific needs. In this post, SLP Kim Hurley, a graduate of Indiana University, shares her experiences in experimenting with the Year of Core Vocabulary approach. Kim has spent the past 15 years as a specialist for students with moderate and severe disabilities or complex communication needs in educational settings. Currently, she is employed by Forest Hills Special Education Cooperative, serving students in rural Monroe and Owen Counties in south central Indiana. Enjoy!

For the past 15 years, I have been working as an SLP serving public school students who have moderate to severe disabilities or complex communication needs.  Several students benefit from various forms of augmentative communication, and in my years of work I have come to appreciate the flexibility that a robust, core word based system provides.  However, when starting out with a student, sometimes it is easy to get lost in ‘all the words’ and forget that expressive vocabulary learning is a critical piece of communication success.

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OT Corner: 5 Evidence Based Factors That Affect Handwriting Speed

[Source:  Your Therapy Source]

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Written output performance in the classroom is associated with handwriting speed.  If the child can not write with an appropriate speed it can be difficult to manage classroom assignments in a timely manner throughout the school day and during homework.

When trying to determine why a student may have slow handwriting speed you can start with these 5 evidence based factors that can affect handwriting speed:

  1. type of writing assignment – is the child free writing? near point copying? far point copying? writing from dictation?

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