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How to Celebrate a School-Based OT this Occupational Therapy Month

April is Occupational Therapy (OT) Month, a time when we shine a spotlight on the invaluable contributions of occupational therapists, especially those working in our schools. School-based OTs and OTAs play a pivotal role in helping students navigate their educational journeys with greater ease, supporting not just academic achievement but also promoting well-being and independence. […]

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How School-Based OTs Should Address Masturbation & Sexuality

Navigating the complex landscape of sexual development and education in school settings, especially for students with disabilities, presents a unique set of challenges. Addressing behaviors such as masturbation openly and sensitively can be particularly daunting for school-based occupational therapists. However, by employing thoughtful strategies and prioritizing a curriculum inclusive of sex education, it’s possible to

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Navigating School-Based OT Salaries with Kristina from Therapy Advance Courses

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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. In the realm of school-based OT, the trajectory of professional growth can be as diverse as the students we serve.

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When Should School-Based OTs Be Concerned About Hand Dominance?

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Is hand dominance important in school-based OT? As a school-based therapist, one common challenge you might find is the issue of students switching hands while learning to write or complete other fine motor tasks. This phenomenon, where young children frequently switch between their dominant and non-dominant hands during writing tasks, can be a source of

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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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