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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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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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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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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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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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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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Video: The Importance of Mentorship during your Clinical Fellowship

Video: The Importance of Mentorship during your Clinical FellowshipCompleting 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 […]

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Advanced Medical Announces Acquisition of Rise Medical Staffing

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 […]

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Helping Parents Get Their Little Ones Kindergarten-Ready

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 […]

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Rise Staffing Earns Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval

Rise Staffing Earns Joint Commission Gold Seal of ApprovalRise 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 […]

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