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Acing an Occupational Therapist Job Interview

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 29, 2017 8:00:00 AM

If you recently completed your degree in occupational therapy, you are likely eager to start working. Before you can get your perfect job, though, you will likely need to go through the interview process, possibly several times. While not every interviewer is going to ask the exact same questions, there are several types of questions you should be prepared to answer.

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Topics: Career Advice, Healthcare

Productivity and the End of Year Slump

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 27, 2017 8:00:00 AM

As winter hits, temperature, hours of daylight, and productivity all drop drastically. How drastically? Well, independent research by Liisa Toompuu has shown that the biggest slowdown for both North American and European users was Christmas, when activity levels in North America dropped by 52% and in Europe by a whole 63%.

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Topics: Productivity

Maintaining Your Mental Health During the Holidays

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 25, 2017 8:00:00 AM

The number of people suffering from depression, mental or emotional health issues normally increases over the Holidays and that can be for a variety of reasons. Fox 59 in Indiana states that the reasons for the increase can be for a variety of reasons such as alcohol and food consumption, lack of sleep, and high expectations for the holiday season. With parties at offices and with friends and families, it can also be a hectic time of year.

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Topics: Mental Health

3 Keys to Successful Speech Therapy: Patience, Repetition, and Google?

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 22, 2017 8:00:00 AM

When it comes to speech therapy, it can be frustrating for children as well as their parents if the child does not appear to be making progress. Whether your child has non-existent or limited language skills or the problem is simply a matter of pronunciation, one important thing to remember is that progress can take time, patience, and repetition.

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Topics: Healthcare

No Guilt Career by Balancing Work and Personal Life

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 20, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Balancing your work and your personal life can be a struggle. This can be particularly difficult for people just starting out in their career, especially if they are afraid they will lose their job or miss out on a promotion if they do not seem completely committed to the company. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to be successful in both.

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Topics: Career Advice, Productivity

Lessons for Parents of Children with Autism

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 18, 2017 8:00:00 AM

When he was three years old, Mark Macluskie was diagnosed with autism. At the time, his parents were told that their son would one day need to be institutionalized. Instead, the 19-year-old is now majoring in mechanical engineering and doubling minoring in electrical engineering and mathematics at Arizona State University, where he is attending college on a full ride scholarship. Plus, based on research conducted by the National Institutes of Health, Macluskie no longer meets the criteria for an autism diagnosis.

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Topics: Behavioral Health

Speech Language Pathologist Evaluations for Children

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 15, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Your child was referred to a speech-language pathologist for an evaluation. Evaluation is key in determining the speech-language areas that need addressing. But now what? How should you prepare your child? What are the speech-language pathologists evaluating? What will the evaluation tell me?

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Topics: Healthcare

Soft Skills for Career Success

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 13, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Learning a new skill or two or gaining experience is something that you'd expect out of just about any job that you can imagine. Continued learning of new skills or abilities is a good way to move up in your career or job and makes for a well-rounded resume. While gaining a skill of any sort is useful, often the skills built at work emphasize improving hard skills rather than soft skills. Today we'll take a look at the two different skill categories and explore some of the soft skills that are most useful for professional success.

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Topics: Career Advice

Seeking a Job as a Developmentally Disabled Grown-Up

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 11, 2017 8:00:00 AM

One of the most difficult things to find for an older developmentally disabled person is a job. People living with a label are often rejected and can't find a job at all, or they are ridiculed so much in a job they already have that they end up quitting. This can plunge them into poverty, shame and depression.

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Topics: Career Advice, Behavioral Health

Speech Therapy - Different Approaches for Different People

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 8, 2017 8:00:00 AM

When people think of speech therapy, they often imagine a child who stutters or otherwise has a speech disorder. While people who stutter or who have a speech disorder can benefit from therapy, there are a variety of other reasons people may need the help of a speech therapist.

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Topics: Healthcare

Asserting Yourself Effectively in Your Career

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 6, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Have you ever found yourself dialing it back at work to avoid seeming pushy, aggressive, or overly assertive? Or maybe asserting yourself feels uncomfortable or unnatural. If you've ever taken the Big Five Personality Test you probably have a good idea whether your individual personality leans more towards assertiveness or agreeableness. Whatever your natural personality tendencies are, chances are finding a level of combination that promotes your own professional goals without frustrating those around you will be good for your career.

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Topics: Career Advice

Recognizing a Potential Mental Health Problem

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 4, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Everyone has their good days and their bad days. One day you might feel really happy. Then the next day, something may happen to make you feel sad or discouraged. While being sad once in a while should not be a cause for concern, your mental and emotional health is important. If there is a real problem, it should be dealt with quickly and appropriately. Unfortunately, some people fail to recognize a mental health issue.

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Topics: Mental Health

Benefits of a Career in Physical Therapy

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 1, 2017 8:00:00 AM

If you are interested in working in the healthcare industry and want to help other people, a great career to pursue would be to become a physical therapist. There is a range of different benefits that come to those who work in physical therapy.

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Topics: Healthcare

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