Five Reasons to Read the PediaStaff Blog

So you’re saying to yourself, “OK, so I am a pediatric SLP, OT, PT or School Psychologist but I am NOT looking for a job right now.   Why should I subscribe to the PediaStaff Newsletter and/or blog?   Isn’t PediaStaff just a staffing company?”

Well, we can understand your skepticism.   Most therapy companies are just in the business of recruiting therapists and making clients where they can then go place those therapists.

PediaStaff, however goes about our business a bit differently.   Sure, we would love to help you find your next pediatric or school based job — or maybe one 10 years from now.  Or maybe not ever.  Maybe you might refer a friend to us.  But in the meantime, we want to help you grow as a professional, and stay current in your field.  We are just as passionate about pediatric therapy as you are.   That’s what the resources section of our website, our newsletter and our blog is about.

Here are five great reasons why you should subscribe to our blog (updated daily) or our once a week newsletter.

1) NEWS:   We aggregate and filter the most important news from the world of Pediatric Therapy (SLP, OT, PT and School Psychology) and feed it to your mailbox or RSS reader – so you don’t have to!   Reported stories reflect ongoing scientific research, reports from major news services, and informational pieces on disorders of childhood (including rare ones).  Look to PediaStaff to bring you stories from around the USA and the world on our special kiddos, their therapists, and their diagnoses, that demonstrate how our world of pediatric therapy is presented in the mainstream press.  Oh – and if you are looking for a pick-me-up, don’t miss our ‘Feel Good’ Stories of the Week that feature the accomplishments of special children and therapists that will make you smile.

2) TIPS and IDEAS: Every week our blog/newsletter features several therapy tips and resources to add to your bag of tricks and favorites toolbar;

3) ARTICLES:  Every week we publish original articles contributed by dozens of clinicians specializing in pediatric therapy.   Articles include case studies, treatment ideas, informational articles about specific diagnoses, research summaries, book and product reviews, and opinion pieces.   We also bring you links to other excellent articles each week that we have seen elsewhere on the internet and feel are “worth repeating!”   Most of our articles are directed at clinicians but we also bring you pieces to share with general education teachers and the parents of your kiddos.

4) BLOGS:  We are on the lookout for the very best pediatric SLP, PT and OT bloggers and bring their best offerings to you!

4) NFPs:  We have become friendly with many of the leading not-for-profit organizations specializing in our special kiddos.    Fine associations like CASANA, the National Stuttering Association, the Stuttering Foundation, The International Rett Syndrome Foundation, the Sensory Processing Foundation, the Reeve Foundation, and many more communicate with us regularly send us articles to feature regularly, and make sure we know about conferences, events, discounts and important information so that you are better able to work with and evaluate your clients.

5) AND SO MUCH MORE:   Each week we feature Upcoming Events, CEU Opportunities, and even requests for survey responses and study participants.   Miss an issue?  Every feature in our blog stays up on our website and becomes part of our resources section.  We also archive the newsletters so you can see exactly what you missed.

So there you have it.    Sign up for the PediaStaff NEWSLETTER HERE or the BLOG FEED HERE

14 Responses to Five Reasons to Read the PediaStaff Blog

  1. Travis says:

    I dont know of any other staffing agency that tries to provide helpful info regarding a profession as well as job opportunities. I’ll definitely keep up with this blog. I’m studying to become an occupational therapy assistant so any info is helpful info.

  2. Scottie says:

    This newsletter is incredibly informative. I manage a Web site that deals in autism therapies for children diagnosed with ASD, and find all sorts of useful information in PediaStaff’s newsletter. If you do not already subscribe, I would highly recommend that you do, whether your are a therapist in search of a job, or a professional in the field of special needs who likes learning.

  3. Paula Stone, M.S.,C.C.C.-SLP says:

    Thank you for the blog. It is a great communication tool for meeting the diverse needs of the students parents and teachers that we service. It will be an asset in maintaining accountable service to the client school districts. It has already assisted in making me better prepared for my interview today with a Director of Education.

  4. The Pediastaff resources are an excellent collection for all pediatric therapists. As much as we rely on Google, we need people to filter out the information on a daily basis. Pediastaff really helps to compile news stories, therapy activity ideas and more. Thank you.

  5. Libby Hill says:

    I love reading this. It’s so interesting to hear what’s happening, not just in the US but all over the world!

  6. Heather says:

    As a speech-language pathology student, I learn SO MUCH from the information provided by Pediastaff. It is a great real-world education! Thanks for stepping up and going the extra mile to provide up-to-the minute information for, and by, speech therapists who are practicing in the field.

  7. Vanessa says:

    I think this is great! I love getting all this information from reliable sources! Keep up the good work!

  8. Martha says:

    The latest updates in literature regarding Science, Technology, great ideas for therapy sessions!! LOVE IT!! I have reposted so many things on facebook. Thank you for such a wonderful resource!!

  9. Thank you so much for all the valuable information you’ve provided to me. I’m a board-certified music therapist who has worked with PTs, OTs, SLPs, and Play Therapists, and it’s great to have a place to go a look up the latest information relevant to those professions. Keep it up!

  10. Leanne says:

    Your newsletter has published many informative articles that relate to the students I work with as a SLP in the school setting. This is a resource that provides much needed information about disorders, therapy techniques and ideas to improve therapy!

  11. Barbara Boucher, PT, PhD, OT says:

    PediaStaff and all their many communications have become an important part of my online community. The therapists are trusted purveyors of information and Heidi is my new best friend 😉

  12. Anne Lawlor says:

    We are an organisation dedicated to raising awareness of 22q11.2 deletion syndrome, otherwise known as vcfs /DiGeorge.
    The articles and communications from PediaStaff have proved invaluable to our work. Great information, keep it up.
    Many thanks,

  13. I just wanted to take a moment to tell you thank you for all the information you post. I would never have the time to find all of those articles and so am always happy to open my email and check out what you have found. I always find things that are interesting. Keep up the good work, it is appreciated!
    Suzanne Herman

  14. Mary says:

    Relevant, diverse, readable and interesting! I always look forward to the Pediastaff newsletter, it consistently offers something new and applicable to my practice, my business or my family life. Thank you for sharing your expertise and resources!

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