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Apples to Apples For Speech Therapy

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 28, 2017 8:00:00 AM

If you have worked in education for several years, you have likely realized one of the best ways to get the most out of your time and materials is to use your materials in multiple ways. When it comes to speech therapy, one great resource to have on hand is Apples to Apples, either the traditional version, or if you work with elementary school students, Apples to Apples Junior.

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Topics: Healthcare

When Your Gut Speaks, Listen To It For Optimal Self-Improvement

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 26, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Underestimate your gut instincts and you very well may fail. Facts and logic fill life and no one can escape from them.

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Topics: Self-Improvement

Online Mental Health Care Delivery -- The Virtual Therapist

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 24, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Throughout history, technology has radically changed the way we live. Just as the Industrial Revolution saw productivity shift from the farm to the factory, the 21st century is deep in the Digital Revolution. At the center of all this is the World Wide Web, the vehicle that enables people all over the globe to communicate instantly.

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Topics: Mental Health, Behavioral Health

Occupational Therapy's Impact on Depression

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 21, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Yearly, forty-six hundred teens die from depression, says the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2004 the National Institute of Mental Health found that those sixty-five and older were twelve percent of the depressed and sixteen percent of suicides. And eighty percent of those who've attempted suicide have had depression. It affects almost everyone, and with depression, especially in teens, rising, society may be shaken. One way to lower depression is to use occupational therapy.

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Topics: Healthcare

Productivity vs. Engagement

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 19, 2017 8:00:00 AM

All companies want their employees to be productive. Nowadays they also want the workers to be engaged. This means to actively enjoy your work and await with happiness the next day so you can continue it. Many of them think that higher engagement affects more productivity and inevitably higher profit margins.

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Topics: Productivity, Career Advice

Autism Representation on Sesame Street

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 17, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Mental health is getting major media representation as Sesame Street unveiled a new character on the autism spectrum. Julia is a shy 4-year old red-headed girl who also happens to be autistic. She is artistic, often repeats what those around her just said, and sometimes it's hard to get her attention.

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Topics: Behavioral Health

Physical Therapy as a Treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 14, 2017 8:00:00 AM

If you suffer from severe carpal tunnel syndrome, you may have considered getting surgery, but you may want to reconsider this option. According to a recent study published in the Journal of Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy, physical therapy might be just as effective as surgery for treating carpal tunnel syndrome.

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Topics: Healthcare

Inability to Differentiate Pressure From Stress Can Harm Your Career

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 12, 2017 8:00:00 AM

When you think about your career it is easy to get stressed by it. However, there are ways to keep the pressure from turning into stress. Follow some strategies while in the workplace and you may be able to avoid the complications which come with stress such as stomach ulcers and even cancer.

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Topics: Career Advice, Productivity

You Don't Look Autistic

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 10, 2017 9:46:15 AM

"You don't look sick" is the kiss of death for anyone with a mental illness. It's also why mental health isn't taken as seriously as physical health. Anyone can see when you've broken a bone or gotten the flu, but mental illness doesn't have such noticeable physical markers.

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Topics: Behavioral Health

Using Occupational Therapy to Recover From Addiction

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 7, 2017 8:00:00 AM

When people think of recovering from a drug or alcohol addiction, the focus is often on the person no longer these vices. To overcome an addiction, though, the behavior must be replaced by something else. Otherwise, the person will be tempted to return to the previous addiction. That is where occupational therapy can play such a vital part in addiction recovery.

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Topics: Healthcare

There's Always Room for Self-Improvement

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 5, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Life has twists and turns all around us, from issues at work to problems at home. And those things are different for every person, and as they are different, the ways we can "recover" from them are different as well.

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Topics: Self-Improvement, Productivity

Need a Mental Health Boost? Head Outdoors!

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 3, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Summer is the season for rest, relaxation, and loads of outdoor fun. In reality, the stresses of work, childcare, and other responsibilities remain unchanged no matter the season. These everyday burdens are amplified for those suffering from mental illness.

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Topics: Mental Health

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