Hot, New Job! School-Based SLP – Oak Lawn, IL

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

Are you looking for a great opportunity for a Speech-Language Pathologist in a school setting? We’re hiring for a School-based Speech-Language Pathologist near the vicinity of Oak Lawn, IL.

Speech-Language Pathologist Position Details:

– Actively participate as a member of the special education team in evaluating students  and determining disabilities when case studies are necessary
– Communicate and cooperate with colleagues, students, parents, and the community as needed to meet professional standards
– Participate in problem-solving meetings
– Maintain accurate records (students’ performance data, clerical responsibilities, Medicare billing, etc.) for the purpose of documenting accurate student information, reports, and Medicare reimbursement
– Provide outreach services to students and families in the form of home intervention, phone calls, and referral to appropriate agencies when necessary
– Participate in meetings and perform other responsibilities as assigned by the principal or designee in accordance with the contract and Board of Education
– Utilize technology to promote learning, creativity, collaboration
– Ability to sit/stand for prolonged periods of time
– Assesses students’ communication skills (e.g. articulations, fluency, voice, expressive and receptive language, etc.) for the purpose of identifying communication disorders, determining program eligibility and developing recommendations for treatment.
– Participates in meetings, workshops, and seminars (e.g. training, IEPs, team meetings, etc.) for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information
– Provides speech and language therapy to students for the purpose of minimizing the adverse impact of speech and language disorders on student success

Qualifications: You will need to hold a Master’s Degree in Communications Sciences Disorders or Speech-Language Pathology, and a current state license (or be eligible for same). Professional Educator’s License (PEL)

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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Hot, New Job – Special Education Teacher, San Jose, CA

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

We are seeking a clear credential Mild/Mod Special Education Teacher with Autism Authorization immediately in south San Jose.

Qualifications: You will need to have a degree in Special Education, 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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Pediatric Therapy Corner: 35 Therapist Approved Tummy Time Tips & Activities

[Source: Mama OT]

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Tummy time is important because the skills learned while on the tummy are essential for later development. Think about it, most of the big milestones in the first year of life involve the prone position in one form or another (e.g., lifting and turning the head, rolling, pushing the chest off the ground, getting up to hands and knees, scooting, crawling). In fact, tummy time is considered the beginning of the “prone progression” that prepares babies for the exciting act of crawling!

Tummy time also takes pressure off the back of baby’s head, which is one component of preventing flat spots (aka- “positional plagiocephaly”).

And, as a pediatric Occupational Therapist, I should also mention that bearing weight through the arms and hands during tummy time contributes to the strength and skill development needed in the upper body, hands, and eye muscles for school-age tasks such as handwriting and cutting!

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AAC Corner: Rethinking the AAC Prompting Hierarchy in Severe Apraxia

[Source: Teaching Learners with Multiple Special Needs]

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Prompting Hierarchies have been a staple in special education, behavioral methodology and communication therapy for some time. However, when it comes to children with severe apraxia, with or without coexisting anxiety, (Rett Syndrome, Angelman Syndrome, ASD, etc) the commonly used prompting hierarchy can complicate instead of simplify teaching augmentative and alternative communication.

Many studies now support aided language stimulation or direct modeling as a primary intervention that should be ongoing and intense with child who are learning to use AAC. Given this knowledge we should move modeling from a step in the hierarchy to the umbrella that covers all of the other steps in AAC teaching.

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Pinterest Pinboard of the Week: Back to School

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It is Back to School Time!  Looking for some great therapy activities, snacks and ideas?

Check out our Back to School Pinterest board.     We have about 180 pins ranging from “I Spy” activities, apps for back to school, getting to know you games and more.

Take a Look Through this Link!  You will be glad you did! 

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