Hot, New Jobs: School-Based SLPs – Greater Chicagoland!

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

PediaStaff is hiring Speech-Language Pathologists for school-based programs starting ASAP for the balance of school year 2018/19.  We offer both full time and part time options, five days a week or just one or two, you decide!

* Opportunities for a Speech-Language Pathologist are available all around Chicagoland including Naperville, Algonquin, Arlington Heights, Chicago, Dundee, Elgin, Evanston, Genoa, Glyn Ellyn, Joliet, Lisle, Oak Forest, Oak Park, Palatine, Rockford, Westmont, Wood Dale and Yorkville
* Do you prefer pre-K and Elementary, Middle School, or High School?  All are available
* You can choose from public schools, charter schools, and therapeutic day programs.
* Diagnoses include autism, developmental delays, speech delays, children with Down’s, CP, brain injury and birth defects.

Qualifications: You will need to hold a Master’s Degree in Communications Sciences Disorders or Speech-Language Pathology, and a current IL state license.  Most of our positions also require a PEL (Professional Educator’s License) but check with us as requirements can vary between openings

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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Infants are More Likely to Learn When With a Peer

[Source: Science Daily]

Infants are more likely to learn from on-screen instruction when paired with another infant as opposed to viewing the lesson alone, according to a new study.

You read that correctly: Infants.

Researchers at the University of Connecticut and University of Washington looked at the mechanisms involved in language learning among nine-month-olds, the youngest population known to be studied in relation to on-screen learning.

They found neural evidence of early learning among infants who were coupled with a peer, as compared to those infants who viewed

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Participating in Sports During Childhood May Have Long-Term Benefits for Bone Health

[Source:  Science Daily]

Participation in an organized sport during childhood and adolescence is associated with bone mass at 20 years of age, according to a Journal of Bone and Mineral Research study.

In the study that followed 984 children into young adulthood, males who were ‘consistent sport participators’ from ages 5-17 years had significantly greater whole body and leg bone mineral content at age 20 years than those who dropped out of sport, whereas males who ‘joined sports’ had significantly greater leg bone mineral content than those who dropped out of sport. Females who were ‘consistent sport participators’ had significantly greater leg bone mineral content at 20 years of age than those who dropped out.


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SpEd Corner: 5 Secrets to Maintaining a Positive Outlook in Special Ed

[Source: Autism Classroom News & Resources]

These tips were developed for back to school, but really they are appropriate at any time of year.  Maintaining a positive outlook is a key element in preventing burnout, holding off stress, and just overall making your life good throughout the year.

Let’s face it, as I’ve said before, three-quarters of happiness and stress management is in our heads.  It’s about keeping yourself in a positive outlook and focused on a bigger purpose.

But how?  Well, that’s a whole other question.  It’s so easy to say…not so easy to do.  So, this year, I developed tips of things you can do to keep you on the positive side of the mountains we climb.

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School Psych Corner: Why Principals Need to Make Student Mental Health a Priority

[Source: Education Week]

Within the first eight days of school this year, three students in a suburban district East of Los Angeles killed themselves.

None of the deaths were related—the students had been from different schools, in different grades, and didn’t appear to know one another.

But the quick succession of suicides left the community reeling.

“I’m not sure how to explain that, it’s a punch to your gut. It’s just absolutely unbelievable,” said Mat Holton, the superintendent of the Chaffey Joint Union High School District. “But as a superintendent or a principal, you have to move into the mode of OK, what is our next step? How do we best help the kids? And you just move right into crisis mode.”

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