Staffing School Therapists

Understanding School Therapists and How they Differ from Teachers  To simplify communication and avoid unwanted stigma of being pulled out of class for remedial instruction; administrators, teachers, and parents, often refer to Speech Language Pathologists who work in a school setting as the “speech teacher.”  Although this is helpful for young students, it often leads…

Staffing School Therapists

Creative Ways to Retain Your School Therapists The challenge for many school administrators who are looking to retain school therapists is to lead in such a way that the many positives of working in school setting outweigh the potential negatives. Many of the factors that affect a school therapist’s morale are beyond the control of…

Communicating Respect for School Therapists

School administrators are used to thinking about how to communicate respect to their teaching staff, but they may not know how to best communicate respect for their school therapist staff members.  The communication of respect is important, because respect maintains employee morale under difficult circumstances. And as every administrator knows, a multitude of factors make…

Retaining School Therapists

Although Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Speech Language Pathologists make up a tiny part of a school’s total staff and often provide coverage for more than one building in a district- staffing school therapists can be a challenge that requires a great deal of an administrator’s time. Some school districts supply pediatric PT, OT, and…

Many physical therapy professionals are eager to begin using telehealth services to provide healthcare consultations. Telehealth services hold great promise for increasing patient access to physical and occupational therapy, as well as speech language pathology services.  However, as with any new technology, rules are still being written to determine how to best regulate this new industry….

Save Rural Hospitals

America’s Rural Hospital Crisis – #SaveRural #RuralHealth  How is the health of your closest hospital?  If you live in a rural area, it might be in trouble. Worse yet, if you’re a physical or occupational therapist or a speech language pathologist who lives and work in a rural area, you might be worrying about losing your PT,…

According to the 74 Home Health Physical Therapists we surveyed*, the following 3 factors were critically important or very important in choosing to work in the home health setting. Reasons Physical Therapists Choose to work in the Home Health Setting: 81% – a better life-work balance 64% – higher salary 57% – better benefits *myPTsolutions Therapist Employment Preference…

When deciding where to work, Physical and Occupational Therapists and Assistants, as well as Speech Language Pathologists are blessed with multiple options from which to choose: Outpatient Clinics, Hospitals, Skilled Nursing Homes, Schools, Industrial Settings, Specialized Rehabilitation Hospitals, and Pediatric Clinics are just a few. In addition, Physical and Occupational Therapists and their Assistants, as…

17% Americans who say how long they have to wait in the waiting room to be seen by a health care provider is extremely important in their choice of a health care provider. 44% say it is very important. Only 15% say waiting time is not important Reference: Finding Quality Doctors: How Americans evaluate provider…

October is National Physical Therapy Month, and the APTA has developed various ways for employers to recognize their PT’s this month.  But did you know that there is a national observance for every type of rehabilitation professional? Take a look our 2017 Therapist Appreciation Calendar below. Some of these events have less exposure than others; in fact there…

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