1. Location, Location, Location!

    Why Location Matters in Recruitment In my most recent blog, I wrote about attracting and keeping therapist in related services positions in schools.  The key points discussed were location, compensation, flexibility, recognition, and burnout.  As a follow-up to that article, I will be publishing a…Read More

  2. Attracting and Keeping Related Services Therapists in Schools

    If you have been working in special education services administration for any length of time, you have most likely experienced a therapist shortage in your district at one point or another.  I have heard it over and over in my 25 years as a Speech-Language Pathologist, “We can never find enough t…Read More

  3. We Talk on Water, by Nanette Cote, MA, CCC-SLP

    I am so happy to share this with all of you!  Nanette Cote, MA, CCC-SLP has just released a new book called We Talk on Water: Guide for Developing and Orchestrating Successful Group Social Communication. Nanette has been a pediatric SLP for 25 years. Along with her own private practice, she is cont…Read More

  4. Summer Work?

    I’m an Independent Contractor and I work in the schools; how do I make money in the summer? Will there be summer work for Extended School Year?  Where else can I work during the summer?  These are questions I have experienced and been asked many times in the last 8 years as a contracted therapis…Read More

  5. Thoughts From an Online OT

    Three years ago I started in the online OT world.  I was very skeptical that I would be able to deliver a quality service to my clients over the computer but I thought I would give it a try.   Fast forward three years and I can now say that I have embraced the online therapy world. I feel that I …Read More

  6. Tech and Teletherapy

    Teletherapy is done completely online. This means there will be technical requirements of both the therapist and the students. However, for those just starting teletherapy, the requirements are not always so obvious. Most people know they need a computer and webcam, but beyond that, they tend to be …Read More

  7. All Therapy Services Make the Top 100!

    Congratulations on your career choice to become a school based therapist! According to the US News and World Reports (100 Best Jobs), Speech-Language Pathology and Occupational Therapy rank within the top 25 best jobs in 2019, with School Psychologist, School Counselor, and Child and Family Social W…Read More

  8. Onsite Facilitator’s Vital Role

    Who helps students to attend a telepractice session? Onsite facilitator…e-helper…student support specialist…para-pro…primary support person…teacher aide…on-site helper…ed helper… ed tech.  Sometimes an SLPA, another SLP, or even a volunteer parent in the school setting often referre…Read More

  9. Benefits of Teletherapy Services

    At Lighthouse Therapy, we are often asked what the benefits are for providing therapy services via telepractice in the school setting. Whether the school we service is a public, private, virtual, charter, or blended model, there are many and varying benefits to using online therapy services. Here is…Read More

  10. Early Intervention and Telepractice

    My son is two and he isn’t talking yet, is that normal?  Our one-year-old doesn’t feed herself and has trouble holding a spoon, is that normal?  A teenage mom with a 2-year-old and a 3-year-old is feeling overwhelmed and doesn’t know how to handle her children’s bad behavior.  All these s…Read More