Hot, New Job: Pediatric Occupational Therapist – Woodbridge, VA

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

Fantastic Pediatric Occupational Therapy opportunity with pediatric outpatient clinics located in Woodbridge and Annandale, VA.

* Occupational Therapist will treat children ages birth – 21.
* Common diagnoses include Autism, Developmental Delay, Articulation, Feeding/Swallowing, etc.
* OT will serve two locations within 15 miles of each other
* Occupational Therapist will need to work 4 weekdays from 12:00 – 7:00 and Saturdays from 9:00-5:00
* Salaried or 1099 positions available.
* New grads and experienced therapists welcome to apply.
* Immediate need.

Qualifications: Must hold a Bachelors Degree in Occupational Therapy; a current state license (or eligible) if applicable.

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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Hot New Job! Bilingual Pediatric Home Health SLP

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

Calling Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologists who speak SPANISH!  Full time, part time and PRN positions available in South Austin…

* A pediatric home health provider in Austin is in need of a bilingual Speech-Language Pathologist to join their team on a full time or part-time basis.
* Competitive rates and benefits are available
* Candidate must be comfortable speaking to both children and native Spanish speaking parents.
* Previous pediatric experience, especially in home settings is preferred, but not required.
* Senior and bilingual SLPs are on staff to help mentor.
* Most cases are in Travis County, with the possibility of an occasional visit to Williamson County.
* Strong CFYs will be considered.
* Experience with, exposure to, or a desire to learn Vital-Stim also preferred

Client offers a pay per visit rate with a salary option to start. Benefits package and perks are also part of the compensation plan. A team spirit prevails with an excellent management team who understands your job duties and shares in your victories as well as your defeats. You’ll always have a partner while working for this organization!

Qualifications: Must hold a Masters Degree in Speech Language Pathology or Communication Disorders; a current state license (or eligible) if applicable.

…IT’S ALL ABOUT THE CHOICES!

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Autism Corner: Anger-Management “Tools” for Kids on the Autism Spectrum

[Source: My Aspergers Child]

Children with High-Functioning Autism (HFA) and Asperger’s often have a difficult time controlling their anger as compared to “typical” children, which is due to the fact that they have problems understanding their emotions and their impact on others.

In addition, they aren’t living in a void in which they don’t understand that they’re different from other kids. Often teased and rejected by their peers, they can have emerging anger they don’t understand and can’t easily control.

Helping these children with anger problems requires direct communication about the effect of their anger on others as well as methods of improving their low self-esteem and poor sense of self-worth, which is often at the root of the youngster’s anger.


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Pediatric Therapy Corner: 10 Things Every (SLP) Graduate Student Should Do In Their Internships

Editor’s Note:   This article was written specifically for SLP grad students but is great reading and applicable to all our graduate student readers!

[Source:  The Dabbling Speechie]

You are finally at the place in your speech pathology program where you get to start your SLP graduate internship! It is well deserved and you are ready to apply all the learning into real life application.

For many SLP graduate students, I am sure there is a mix of excitement and nervousness surrounding your internships. You can’t wait to work with students, but worry about knowing how to manage therapy groups, and plan lessons for multiple goals. You’re wondering, Will the students like me? What if my lesson are boring?

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Drum Lessons Can Help Autistic Kids In School

[Source:  Psych Central]

Playing the drums for an hour a week can help autistic children learn in school, according to a new study.

The study, from researchers at the University of Chichester and University Centre Hartpury in England, found that students’ ability to follow instructions improved after 10 weeks of drumming, with the students showing significant improvements in dexterity, rhythm, and timing.

The study also showed that the students’ ability to follow their teachers’ instructions improved significantly. Drumming also enhanced the kids’ social interactions with other students and members of school staff.

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