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How to Become a School Nurse
The pandemic has had a lasting impact on school nurses who were faced with new responsibilities while navigating the pandemic to keep student populations protected. As schools continue to navigate ever-changing guidance for a safe return to school, nurses are more important than ever before.
By Supplemental Health Care Mar 16, 2022
Top Considerations for a Safe Return to School
A third year of school is now being impacted by COVID-19, but school professionals have learned many lessons through the challenges. This new school year will continue to be affected by policy changes, mental health concerns, potential regression, and many other factors, so it's important to consider how to best keep students safe and healthy.
By Supplemental Health Care Aug 25, 2021
How a Referral Program Benefits Everyone
Word of mouth and referrals are the most powerful and most relied on source for many decisions. Even with the rise of the internet and readily available reviews, people still ask their friends, families, and coworkers their opinions before making major decisions. This is especially true when looking for a new job or staffing agency.
By Supplemental Health Care Jun 10, 2021
How the Right Recruiter Makes a Difference
This National Healthcare Recruiter Recognition Day, we wanted to talk about what a recruiter’s role is within healthcare staffing and what makes someone successful in the job. We spoke with one of our talented healthcare recruiters about his experience and advice.
By Tyler Pilarski Jun 1, 2021
Building Your Speech-Language Pathology Career
As a future or new speech-language pathologist, you’ll face new challenges as you gain experience and learn the ins and outs of your first job. Fortunately, clinical fellows (SLP-CFs) also receive hands on training and guidance from experienced mentors in their field as they complete their speech-language pathology programs.
By Supplemental Health Care Jan 21, 2021
Top Teletherapy Tips with Dotcom Therapy
Prior to Spring 2020, many school-based therapists never dreamed that one day they would provide services online. Then, all of a sudden, every therapist was a teletherapist – ready... or not.
By Nicole Pounds, DotCom Therapy Oct 21, 2020
How School Nursing Will Look Different This Year
Back to school is already right around the corner, and with the continued challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic across the country, the classroom setting will certainly look different from years past. As we all navigate the new normal, the health and safety of students and faculty should continue to be at the forefront of the discussion.
By Supplemental Health Care Jul 30, 2020
Lessons for School Professionals from COVID-19
COVID-19 has caused many disruptions for school professionals and students this past school year. Our SHC Schools Center of Excellence decided to have a discussion with some of our own school professionals to get their thoughts and advice on the challenges they faced. Given that the 2020-2021 school year will continue to look different from years past, here is a look at some school professionals’ experiences to help navigate this changing landscape.
By Supplemental Health Care Jul 9, 2020
Innovative Learning for School Therapy Services
Our every day lives have changed due to COVID-19 and this changing environment has come with new demands. Although difficult, we are adapting and innovating with our clinicians every day.
By Supplemental Health Care Jun 4, 2020
SLP Spotlight: Rising to the Challenge
Katie Spencer is newer to the field of speech-language pathology and has been a school SLP for about two years now. Navigating challenges with students in speech therapy can be difficult enough on a normal day, but with the recent changes to school environments due to COVID-19, there are even more obstacles to overcome. Fortunately, Katie has faced these issues head on, adapted to a new innovative learning model, and found the silver lining in her current situation.
By Katie Dashiell May 1, 2020
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