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Rochester, NY: "Desperate need for physical, occupational and speech therapy professionals"

Nov 1, 2017, Rochester (NY) Democrat & Chronicle: Some young learners are losing out http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/opinion/guest-column/2017/11/01/guest-essay-some-young-learners-losing-out/822263001/ There is dire situation in special education in our community. Across our region there’s a desperate need for physical, occupational and speech therapy professionals (cited in October 22 D&C article, “Want a Job”). This situation negatively impacts the development of some of our community’s youngest learners. Pre-schoolers with disabilities need skillful clinicians in order to meet developmental milestones such as walking, speaking, and learning to manipulate educational materials. …