First day of School Tips for School Therapists

Fall can be such an exhilarating time for students as they rush back to friends, favorite activities, and sports. However, it can also be full of nerves, fear and so much of the unknown. The same rings true for adults, too. For school therapists, you might be experiencing a new classroom for the first time, as well as, all of the things that go along with it. New colleagues, students, parents, and surroundings.  Starting the year off on the right foot can get ensure you see success the entire year through.

Mark your calendars

Every school has certain wide-impacting events such as standardized testing weeks that seem to send the entire building into an organized frenzy. Or perhaps it’s a school Christmas play that you wouldn’t want to schedule over. You want those dates on your calendar at the beginning of the year so there are fewer surprises as the months roll by.

 

Don’t skip Open House

You’d be hard-pressed for a better time and place to meet so many parents as on Back-to-School Night. Why not set up a display and hand out information to interested moms and dads? It’s a great time to share what types of services you provide and how they can get in touch with you. The truth is no one never knows what the future will bring, and if caregivers already have a connection with you as the school therapist, they may feel more comfortable calling you in the beginning should they need support.

 

Hopefully you feel refreshed after summer break and ready to make the school year rock. If exploring new places while having adventures of a lifetime are as important to you as helping students and making a difference in the world, then we’d love the chance to talk with you more. Give us a call today.