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Why You Should Consider Being a School-Based SLP

We put together a very simple and brief infographic highlighting some reasons why you should consider being a school-based SLP.  Some of these reasons are factual while others subjective to opinion.  If you’re considering a move to a school setting, or you already are in a school therapy job and looking for a travel SLP job, […]

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Clinical Fellow Spotlight: Sarah Shipley

May 2018 is Better Hearing and Speech Month so we are taking this opportunity to spotlight some of our extraordinary SLPs!  Sarah Shipley is a graduate of the University of Central Arkansas and is currently doing her Clinical Fellowship (CF) in a school district in Washington State.  We interviewed Sarah to find out more about […]

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4 Tips For School SLPs To Help Students Keep Up Skills Over Summer

Keep It Brief and Simple The easiest way to help parents keep up and build their child’s communication skills over the summer, is to keep it simple and quick to do. Tell them to focus on short activities that can be easily done at any time. It can include taking 10 minute periods after breakfast […]

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September’s School Therapist of The Month: Tori Johnson

Tori is September’s School Therapist of the Month! Many therapists often get caught in the medical versus school setting debate, but Tori has now done it all! We are thrilled to shine the light on Tori this month because she really highlights the power of diverse experience. Tori has done two medical assignments with Advanced, […]

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August’s School Therapist of The Month: Samantha Laratonda

Samantha is August’s School Therapist of the Month! She moved from Michigan to Juno, Alaska to complete her CF with Advanced and did a stellar job. She is about to start her second school contract with us for a district in Centralia, Washington as a CCC-SLP. Melissa Jones, MS, CCC-SLP, Clinical Director at Advanced School Staffing […]

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July’s School Therapist of The Month: Taylor Wallace

Advanced School Staffing is proud to begin a School Therapist of The Month feature. It gives us a platform to recognize and appreciate the voices and stories of school therapists around the country. Whether they are travelers or local school contractors, these therapists bring their passion and expertise to students, and make an enormous difference […]

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Recruiter Spotlight: Elle Celestino

The Advanced School Staffing team is brimful of recruiters who are passionate about helping therapists find their calling in diverse schools around the nation. Elle Celestino is our Lead Schools Recruiter. Originally from Alaska, Elle has been working in our Broomfield, Colorado office for two years. She works with PTs, OTs, and SLPs, but has […]

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Welcome to Advanced School Staffing

Welcome to Advanced School Staffing Advanced is thrilled to announce the online presence of Advanced School Staffing. Launched in 2014, this dedicated division exists simply to focus on the desires and needs of therapists who want to work in school settings. Our experienced schools team is committed to placing speech-language pathologists, SLP clinical fellows, physical […]

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Why You Should Complete Your Clinical Fellowship in A School Job

Complete your CF. Get Your CCCs. Make a difference. Vacations and Scheduled Time Off  Working in the school system guarantees you time off that you wouldn’t get in a medical setting. This is a great option for CF’s who have friends or family living in different states. Without having to request PTO, you can easily […]

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Scott Davis Joins The Advanced Family As Senior VP of Operations

We’re excited to welcome Scott Davis as our new Senior VP of Operations! Scott will be working out of our Colorado office and brings with him extensive management experience with a strong focus on technological innovation. Scott previously served as Senior IT Architect and Technical Sales Specialist for IBM.   “I am thrilled to join […]

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5 Reasons You Should Consider a Placement in Schools

5. Holidays Working skilled nursing and other medical placements, every weekday is a work day. That includes Thanksgiving, Christmas, and other federal holidays. Being in the school system you are guaranteed to have these days off, which is especially nice when your family lives in a different state. You have these vacations built in so […]

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5 Lessons You’ll Learn as a School-Based Therapist

Students aren’t the only ones taking home lessons. When you work as an SLP, OT or PT in a school-based setting, you’ll learn plenty of lessons you wouldn’t otherwise experience in facility or non-school setting. We’ve outlined five of these things you’ll learn as a school-based therapist. The value of collaboration When you work in […]

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Texting Tips for Teenagers with Disabilities

The brevity with which texting has taken over American communication has been stunning. I say this as someone who often looked at the practice through a disdainful, yet hypocritical lens – with my fingers contributing to the trend more times than I care to admit. I half expect the smiley character to become an official […]

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10 Reasons to Travel for Your Clinical Fellowship

“I think maybe I’ll travel in a few years, once I have my CCC’s…” Nonsense! You can begin your travel career as a clinical fellow with our innovative clinical fellowship program which combines the thrill of traveling with quality mentorship and support. Why should you consider traveling for your clinical fellowship you might ask? Here […]

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Advice from Travelers: Avoid Homesickness While Traveling as a Therapist

This time of year it’s common for therapists to become homesick while on assignment. Friends and family are back home planning get-togethers, BBQ’s, fun times at the lake—and you’re in a new city, alone. Our travelers have been there too! We turned to them for tips on avoiding homesickness while traveling as a therapist.   Explore your surroundings […]

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National School Backpack Awareness Day [infographic]

Today we celebrate AOTA’s National School Backpack Awareness Day with this short infographic. Every year Occupational Therapy practitioners and educators come together to help students prevent injury and neck pain that comes from wearing heavy backpacks. We hope you enjoy this fun infographic and feel free to share it with friends and coworkers.

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So three SLPs walk into a bar…

We’ve all been there: you are at happy hour with friends and you have to resist the urge to correct your friend’s phonation or congratulate them on really articulating that alliterative appetizer that they just ordered. When you are an SLP, sometimes you just can’t turn all that stuff off. This video will show you […]

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Video: The Importance of Mentorship during your Clinical Fellowship

Completing your Clinical Fellowship is the thing that takes you from Graduate Student to an actual, in-the-flesh, for reals Speech Language Pathologist. It’s a big step! That’s why we don’t want you to do it alone. We talked with our Clinical Director about the importance of the type of mentorship we offer with our Clinical Fellowship travel […]

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Advanced Medical Announces Acquisition of Rise Medical Staffing

Rise’s strong track record in nurse staffing solutions accelerates the diversification of Advanced Medical recruitment capabilities  Denver, Co—April, 29th, 2016—Advanced Medical, a leading provider of travel therapy assignments nationwide, today announced its acquisition of Rise Medical Staffing, a privately held provider of travel nurse staffing services. It is anticipated that the acquisition will give Advanced […]

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Helping Parents Get Their Little Ones Kindergarten-Ready

Hooray! Summer is almost here! Time for pools, vacations, parks, and play dates! But for parents who have preschoolers heading off to Kindergarten in August, the summer can be a little daunting. The realization that your little one will soon be a Big Kid combined with the anxiety of sending them off on their own, […]

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Rise Staffing Earns Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval

Rise Staffing has achieved the Gold Seal of Approval and a certificate of distinction for healthcare staffing services from the Joint Commission. The Gold Seal acknowledges Rise Staffing’s compliance with the Joint Commission’s national standards and a commitment to excellence in providing healthcare staffing service. “Healthcare organizations that contract with Rise Staffing can look to […]

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