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5 tips for a successful short term travel assignment

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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Virtual Mailbox: The Mail Solution For Traveling Healthcare Professionals

Moving every 13 weeks can be stressful for mail delivery. For my first few years as a traveling therapist, I was frustrated with missing mail. Using the mail forwarding system from USPS was a nightmare. The forward would come into effect late and I’d miss my mail, and I can’t even count the number of …

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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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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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