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The Top 4 Reasons being a School SLP is the BEST

The Top 4 Reasons being a School SLP is the BEST Despite there being so many workplace options, why is it that over 50% of ASHA certified SLPs choose to work in a school? Well, not only is there a plethora of school-based jobs, but there are so many benefits that keep SLPs coming back […]

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Best Practices for a Home Teletherapy Office

Best Practices for a Home Teletherapy OfficeTeletherapy and telehealth are now at the forefront of delivery models for many providers. Therapists and Clinicians in all settings, whether they are veteran Teletherapists or new to the game, are finding themselves in front of the screen now more than ever. In order to have the best chance […]

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Can’t-Miss Teletherapy Hacks for Zoom & Google Meet

Can’t-Miss Teletherapy Hacks for Zoom & Google MeetTips by Emily Marshall, M.S. CCC-SLP and Advanced traveler. With many school districts across the country participating in distance learning this school year, either fully virtual or hybrid, getting prepared for day one is even more important. To help you become a teletherapy master, we wanted to share […]

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5 Great Ideas for Prepping Your School Therapy Room

5 Great Ideas for Prepping Your School Therapy RoomEmily Marshall M.S. CCC-SLP and Advanced therapist, developed these therapy room prep ideas. Therapists are getting ready to return to school this Fall in a variety of different ways and Clinicians who will be on-site may find it necessary to make adjustments. Keeping in mind the unique […]

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6 Surprising Facts About School Travel Assignments

6 Surprising Facts About School Travel AssignmentsIf you’re a brand-new therapist or eyeing a change from the medical setting, you have probably considered the idea of working in a school. We want to make sure you don’t have any misconceptions so you can truly determine if a school assignment is right for you. Check out […]

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Taking Advantage of Summer as a School SLP with Julie Irwin

Taking Advantage of Summer as a School SLP with Julie IrwinAs a school-setting travel therapist, you have the unique benefit of fixed breaks in the school calendar, particularly during the summer months. With prolonged time away from your career, there are almost too many possibilities for what you can get done. There are infinite ideas […]

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Teletherapy Start-Up Tips for School Therapists

Teletherapy Start-Up Tips for School TherapistsTips provided by Maggie Keyes M.S., CCC-SLP Teletherapy gives Clinicians the ability to work with their caseloads remotely and has been paramount in treating students during closures and under regular conditions as well. Teletherapy offers Clinicians the most flexibility and ensures you are spending time doing therapy, instead of commuting […]

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4 Ways School Therapists Can Make the Most of Summer Break

4 Ways School Therapists Can Make the Most of Summer BreakAs you know, one of the special benefits of working in a school is the built-in vacation time you are able to enjoy on the school calendar. Once your school’s year is over, you have the whole summer before your next assignment starts! So, what […]

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The Importance of Cultural Responsiveness in Stuttering Treatment

The Importance of Cultural Responsiveness in Stuttering TreatmentWritten by Alyssa Hunter, M.A. CCC-SLP and member of Advanced’s Clinical Team Happy National Stuttering Awareness Week! In celebration of this week we want to bring visibility to the diverse clients that we serve across settings, age groups, demographics, and cultures. Stuttering can affect all people regardless of […]

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A Day in the Life of a School Psychologist

A Day in the Life of a School PsychologistSchool Psychology is one of our newer travel career opportunities, while also being a lesser known discipline. So, what exactly does a school psychologist do? School psychologists are an important part of a school, and an integral member of the special education team. They work with teachers, […]

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Speech Therapy Home Activites for Parents

Speech Therapy Home Activites for ParentsWritten by Tracy Sippl, MS CCC-SLP and Advanced Clinical Fellow Supervisor Parents and caregivers are some of the most influential educators in a child’s life. As Speech-Language Pathologists, it is important we supplement in-school treatment with activities that can be completed at home. Preparing a list of ideas and offering […]

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4 Paperwork Management Tips for School Therapists

4 Paperwork Management Tips for School TherapistsWritten by Alyssa Hunter, MA CCC-SLP and New Grad Program Coordinator at Advanced. For schools-based Therapists and Clinicians, the start of the year can be an exciting and busy time; figuring out new caseloads, scheduling, and IEPs. It is important to start the new year actively running your desk […]

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3 Ways SLPs Can Work in Schools

3 Ways SLPs Can Work in SchoolsWritten by Alyssa Hunter, MA CCC-SLP and New Grad Program Coordinator at Advanced. There are a variety of programs in schools that a Speech Language Pathologist can work. Within every school district, there is a continuum of special education settings that range from least restrictive (i.e. general education classroom) […]

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Teletherapy: Common Questions & Answers

Teletherapy: Common Questions & Answers Advanced has always prided itself on having a strong focus on technology as a way to change the healthcare staffing game. Our new Teletherapy platform is no different. But what is teletherapy and how does it work? We sat down with Jennifer Martin, MS CCC-SLP and Director of Teletherapy at […]

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Rock IEP Meetings with These Tips

Rock IEP Meetings with These TipsIEP meetings are an important part of every school therapist’s job.   The real key to successful IEP meetings is proper preparation. Here are the top tips and tricks to help therapists participate in successful IEP meetings. Preparation Step 1 – Create a Spreadsheet First, create a table or spreadsheet, with […]

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Guide: Making Speech Homework Fun for Students

Guide: Making Speech Homework Fun for StudentsHomework.  Who doesn’t tense up when they hear the word?  Most students (PreK-12) are very familiar with homework and their own responses to it.  From eye rolling, flat refusals, to temper tantrums; parents end up dreading any assignments their child needs to complete before retiring for the night.  How […]

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Meet our New Director of Teletherapy: Jennifer Martin

Meet our New Director of Teletherapy: Jennifer Martin Jennifer Martin came to Advanced in April, 2018 and made an immediate impact.  As an accomplished Speech Language Pathologist with 16 years of experience, Jennifer has brought immense credibility to multiple projects.  Stemming from the success of these endeavors we are thrilled to announce the promotion of […]

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How to Successfully Implement Teletherapy in Your District

How to Successfully Implement Teletherapy in Your DistrictHave you ever asked someone younger for help with technology? Did you notice the ease with which he or she solved your dilemma? The younger the person, the more comfortable they seem to be with technology.  So, why not use that interest in technology to work with students […]

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Clinical Fellow Spotlight: Sarah Shipley

Clinical Fellow Spotlight: Sarah ShipleyMay 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 […]

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

4 Tips For School SLPs To Help Students Keep Up Skills Over SummerKeep 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 […]

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Why You Should Consider Being a School-Based SLP

Why You Should Consider Being a School-Based SLPWe 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 […]

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September’s School Therapist of The Month: Tori Johnson

September’s School Therapist of The Month: Tori JohnsonTori 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 […]

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August’s School Therapist of The Month: Samantha Laratonda

August’s School Therapist of The Month: Samantha LaratondaSamantha 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, […]

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July’s School Therapist of The Month: Taylor Wallace

July’s School Therapist of The Month: Taylor WallaceAdvanced 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 […]

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Recruiter Spotlight: Elle Celestino

Recruiter Spotlight: Elle CelestinoThe 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 […]

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Welcome to Advanced School Staffing

Welcome to Advanced School StaffingWelcome 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, […]

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Why You Should Complete Your Clinical Fellowship in A School Job

Why You Should Complete Your Clinical Fellowship in A School JobComplete 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 […]

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5 Reasons You Should Consider a Placement in Schools

5 Reasons You Should Consider a Placement in Schools5. 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 […]

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

5 Lessons You’ll Learn as a School-Based TherapistStudents 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 […]

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Texting Tips for Teenagers with Disabilities

Texting Tips for Teenagers with DisabilitiesThe 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 […]

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10 Reasons to Travel for Your Clinical Fellowship

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 […]

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Advice from Travelers: Avoid Homesickness While Traveling as a Therapist

Advice from Travelers: Avoid Homesickness While Traveling as a TherapistThis 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 […]

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National School Backpack Awareness Day [infographic]

” overlayclass=”firstbg” ispageheader=”true” ] 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 […]

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So three SLPs walk into a bar…

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 […]

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