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Talking to a Chatbot to Improve Your Mental Health?

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 31, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Social media often gets a bad rap for feeding people's depression and other mental and emotional health issues. After all, reading about your friends' great jobs or all the things that appear to be going wonderfully in their lives can make you feel depressed about how you feel your own life is lacking. A recently introduced Facebook app, though, may change the way people view the relationship between social media and mental health.

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Topics: Mental Health

Three Reasons Recent Graduates Make Great Occupational Therapists

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

If you are looking to hire an occupational therapist for your company, on the surface, it may seem that hiring someone with experience is the best decision. The person knows how to do the work. They have worked in the field for years. The training process would be minimal. A newly graduated OT, though, might be the best addition to your company for several reasons.

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Topics: Healthcare

Self-Improvement: Mirror Mirror on the Wall

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

Do you like the person you see when you look in the mirror? Not just the image, but the whole person? A poor self-image can sabotage your happiness, your success, and can throw cold water in your face even on days when you've accomplished something you feel good about.

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Topics: Self-Improvement

Behavioral Health: Five Ways to Help Your Child Manage Their Anxiety

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

In today's society, behavioral health is a significant concern for children. Children face horrible issues with anxiety and need coping mechanisms to face them.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Mental Health

Physical Therapy Connection for 6 Year Old Amputee and Dog Missing Leg

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

Losing a limb is a devastating experience for anyone. Without the right attitude and a physical therapy program created specifically for her, things could have been especially devastating for Tessa Puma, a 6-year-old girl from Ohio recently had to have her left leg amputated.

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Topics: Healthcare

Career Growth And Retention Is About Having the Right Manager

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

During the course of their career, many people change jobs several times. Some companies try to retain quality employees by offering great benefits. According to a Gallup survey, companies may be going about things in the wrong way. Instead of focusing on elaborate benefits, if they want to keep employees, companies should be spending more time finding and training quality managers since half of those who quit did so to get away from their manager. To avoid having a high employee turnover at your company, focus on finding managers who possess these four qualities:

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Topics: Career Advice

Autism and the Haircut -- A New Approach to an Old Problem

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

For most people, getting a haircut is nothing more than a quick stop by the barber shop or a trip to the salon for some pampering. Again, that's for most people. But how would you handle it if the feeling of water on your head, fingers running through your hair, or the sound of scissors opening and closing sent you into a panic due to sensory overload? Welcome to the experience of getting your haircut while Autistic.

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Topics: Behavioral Health

Great Facebook Groups for Speech Language Pathologists

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

No matter where you are in your speech therapy career, joining Facebook groups will allow you to connect with other people who have similar career aspirations. To ensure you get accepted to groups sooner, be sure you are listed as a Speech-Language Pathologist before attempting to join any SLP groups,

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Topics: Healthcare

Career Advice: Clean Up Your Social Media Footprint

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

He’d had it with his boss. Every day for the last five years the jerk had made it a point to criticize his performance, despite the fact that the job always gets done—and on time at that! He just doesn’t understand that some folks do things differently.

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Topics: Career Advice

Mental Health: Are You Addicted to Your Smart Phone?

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 10, 2017 8:00:00 AM

According to mental health professionals like Dr. David Greenfield, Director of the Center for Internet and Technology Addiction, smart phone addiction is real. In fact, he estimates that 90 percent of Americans probably fall into the "overusing or abusing" category when it comes to their smart phones. He reached this conclusion following a 2014 telephone survey of 1,000 smart phone users, conducted in conjunction with AT&T. But those aren't true addicts -- just misusers, he says. So how can you tell if you're actually addicted to your phone?

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Topics: Mental Health

Canine Companions Increase Effectiveness of Speech Therapy Programs

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

Animal-assisted therapy is not a new concept. In fact, back in 1859, the founder of modern-day nursing, Florence Nightingale wrote, "A small pet animal is often an excellent companion for the sick, for long chronic cases especially." Her advice is now being put to the test by speech and language pathologists across the nation who are advocating for assistance in their practices; specifically, assistance from dogs!

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Topics: Healthcare

Self-Improvement: Four Tips For Creating a More Positive Self-Image

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

Many people are not entirely happy with their self-image. If you want to feel better about yourself, consider four of these self-improvement tips.

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Topics: Self-Improvement

A Teacher and a Nurse Save a Young Life

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

Nathan Campbell will grow up, thanks to his teacher and the school nurse. The kindergartner at Zane North Elementary in Collingswood, New Jersey had only been in school for a few weeks when his teacher noticed something wrong. Kathy Keller had taught his brother and sister, and when Nathan came along there was something "off" about him. He didn't want to go to recess and complained that his leg hurt.

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Topics: Healthcare, Education

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