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Make a Great First impression on Your Travel Therapy Assignment

The first day of a new travel therapy assignment can make even the most experienced travel therapist nervous. Don’t worry, because you got this! Arriving prepared for your first day can help to ease the transition into a new building and start your contract on a positive note. I have worked over thirty travel therapy …

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The Truth About Travel Therapy Contract Cancelation

As a traveling therapist, you generally sign a 13-week contract. If signing a 13-week contract is not risky enough for job stability, there is also a chance that the contract could be canceled with a short notice. Travel therapy contract cancelation is never something that you want to happen, but it can and does. I’ve been …

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The Essential Packing Guide for Travel Nurses & Therapists

Are you a travel therapist or travel nurse about to embark on a travel assignment and don’t know what to pack?  You don’t want to forget something important at home, yet you don’t want to overpack. Packing can be one of the hardest parts about picking up and moving to a new location for work. …

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How to Find Short-Term Housing For 13-Week Travel Assignments

​​Congrats! You got a job as a traveling therapist! Now, you need to find short-term housing for your travel therapy assignment. Finding housing can be one of the most challenging parts of travel therapy. You have come to the right place! As a therapist who has taken travel assignments for over 10 years, I have …

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5 Tips For A Successful Short-Term SLP Travel Assignment

This guest post is from Sarah Lockhart, a speech-language pathologist who works in a variety of settings, including: private practice, telepractice, and short-term travel assignments. Sarah is a contractor in the school setting in a hybrid model, working via telepractice for three weeks a month and traveling onsite to schools one week a month. In …

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“Will They Like Me?” Building Rapport In A New Setting.

As an employee at a large and diverse school county office of education (currently five schools treating students with a variety of moderate/severe disabilities) I’ve had a lot of opportunities for fresh starts and creating rapport with new coworkers; here are some things I’ve learned. Don’t Expect Much Warmth Or Trust Right Away When you …

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