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How School-Based OTs Address Sensory Processing

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As a school-based OT, you play a crucial role in supporting students with various challenges, including sensory processing differences. But addressing these challenges is a complex and evolving aspect of school-based OT practice. Sensory processing refers to how our nervous system receives, interprets, and responds to sensory information from our environment. While sensory processing difficulties […]

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What School-Based OTs Should Know About Student Loan Forgiveness

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If you’re a school-based OT, it’s pretty likely that you have student loans. Luckily for us working in the school system, there are multiple opportunities to get this debt forgiven. If you’re curious if student loan forgiveness is the right choice for you, consider the following options. Note: This article was written in December 2022,

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How To Make Your School-Based OT Practice More Neurodiversity-Affirming

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Note: Affiliate links are used in this article, but please don’t feel pressure to use them! Your use of these links comes at no additional cost to you and helps support The Dynamic School OT. As a school-based OT, you’ve probably heard an increasing buzz around the neurodiversity-affirming movement in the past few years. Put

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School-Based OT Topics for Staff Professional Development

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Have you been tasked with giving a presentation to your school’s staff for professional development? In-services are a wonderful way to increase your impact as a school-based OT as well as help more of your coworkers understand your role. If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed about what topics to cover, these ideas might get your

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