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A New Way to Travel With Your Autistic Child

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 15, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Planning a vacation is hard work. Planning a vacation for a family with an autistic child is a monumental task. Traveling with children is a hassle. For a family dealing with autism, going to the mall can be a major excursion.

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Topics: Behavioral Health

More to Speech Therapy Than Proper Pronunciation

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 12, 2018 8:00:00 AM

You may have heard of Speech and Language Pathology, but did you know that speech therapists are trained to handle many more disorders than just proper pronunciation and stutters?

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Topics: Healthcare

Learn How to be Yourself at Work

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 10, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Do you feel like you have to act a certain way at work, and when you go home you can finally be your normal self? Career coach Sara Young Wang encourages you to be yourself at work, too! It is stressful and tiring to try to be someone you aren't.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement

Nurses on Forefront of Behavioral Health Programs Making a Difference

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 8, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Doctors get the respect, prestige and authority in hospitals, clinics and medical offices. And, of course, authority lies with them. But nurses are on the front lines in medicine; most of the time they have the first encounter with patients, especially in the mental health arena. Not surprisingly, dealing with patients who suffer so grievously often takes its toll and many nurses develop depression and anxiety themselves. Suicide among nurses is not unheard of and one program addresses the issue.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Healthcare

Occupational Therapy Department Incorporates Innovative Technology

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 5, 2018 8:00:00 AM

The Occupational Therapy program at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina uses cutting edge technology to manufacture items for patients with low income. Thanks to grant funding, the Occupational Therapy department purchased a 3D printer which they are using to print tools and devices such as pill boxes, medicine bottle openers, and button and zipper assist tools. The 3D printer allows the department to create items for less than a dollar, while the same items can be purchased for $30.

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Topics: Healthcare

A Kind Word About Pessimism in Leadership

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 3, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Look on the bright side. See the positive in every situation. We can do this. You've got it. Smile. Be happy. Keep going. Failure is not an option. This is doable. Have a can-do attitude.

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Topics: Management & Leadership, Career Advice

Autistic Individuals Fit Well in the CyberSecurity Industry

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 1, 2018 8:00:00 AM

What's the connection between autism and cybersecurity? The UK's National Cyber Security Centre is exploring the benefits of hiring individuals on the autism spectrum to prevent cyber-attacks. According to this article in Forbes, "many autistic people have a specific gift and aptitude for cybersecurity." However, over 80% of adults diagnosed with autism do not hold full time jobs.

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Topics: Behavioral Health

Early Physical Therapy Is Safe for Adolescent Concussion Symptoms

Posted by Brian Spence on Sep 28, 2018 8:00:00 AM

We already know that physical therapy can help adolescents who have concussion symptoms. Now, a new study suggests that starting physical therapy earlier provides similar outcomes to starting physical therapy later. This study, published in the July issue of The Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy, shows that physical therapy interventions can be safely administered within the first three weeks following an injury.

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Topics: Healthcare

How Green Space Affects Mental Health

Posted by Brian Spence on Sep 26, 2018 8:00:00 AM

To take a space that is vacant and unused and turn it into a mini outdoor refuge can be the difference in the balance of positive and negative energy in a person. "Greening" as it is sometimes called has been shown to elevate moods in whole neighborhoods. It turns out that a little bit of green goes a long way.

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Topics: Mental Health

Micromanagement is Bad Management: How to Avoid It

Posted by Brian Spence on Sep 24, 2018 8:00:00 AM


Effective management is essential to any business. Micromanagement has the appearance of effectiveness, in that the manager has tight control of the project. However, it has a negative impact which strips away any effectiveness by damaging morale.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

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