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How Adequate Sleep Boosts Job Performance

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

Many people have suffered sleep deprivation from staying up all night to complete that project or from battling insomnia. One benefit of getting adequate sleep is less emotionally volatile reactions and remaining calm in stressful situations. This can certainly be beneficial at work.

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Topics: Career Advice, Productivity

Target Hits the Mark With Autism-Friendly Clothing

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

For those who have not had the privilege of knowing anyone with the rare trait of Autism, it might be difficult to understand what specifically tailored clothing would look like. So let us start by exploring how autistic children experience the world differently, and then move on to thinking about what kind of clothing would be most needed.

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Topics: Behavioral Health

Father Creates Allied Health Mobile Therapy for Children and Parents

Posted by Brian Spence on Feb 23, 2018 8:00:00 AM

In the early days of modern medicine, doctors made house calls. They visited the patient's house to assess, diagnose, and treat the patient – all from the comfort of home. Today, there are plenty of traveling nurses and allied health professionals who help patients in their own home. But what about mobile therapies for children?

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Topics: Healthcare

Asking the Best Questions During a Job Interview

Posted by Brian Spence on Feb 21, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Job interviews can be an exciting and yet intimidating experience. You answer an assortment of questions, which hopefully allow you to demonstrate that you are the best candidate. Then comes the final question, "Do you have any questions for me?" Your mind might go blank at this point if you have not adequately prepared for this question.

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Topics: Career Advice

Elementary Teaching Has Its Education Challenges

Posted by Brian Spence on Feb 19, 2018 8:00:00 AM

When people think of elementary school teaching, particularly the lower elementary grades, they often think of the fun parts of the job. The kids are cute. You can use games to help with learning. You get to enjoy the funny stories the children share. Yet, being an elementary school teacher is not all fun and games. There are several struggles that those working in elementary schools face.

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Topics: Education

Study Finds Video Game Sensors Have Physical Therapy Applications

Posted by Brian Spence on Feb 16, 2018 8:00:00 AM

According to the Pew Research Center, a startling 49 percent of American adults play video games. A recent scientific study discovered that these popular gaming consoles are not just great entertainment. These machines also have beneficial physical therapy applications.

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Topics: Healthcare

Productivity Through Emails And Other Ideas, Rather Than Meetings

Posted by Brian Spence on Feb 14, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Productivity, Career AdviceIn most companies, meetings are likely a regular occurrence. While meetings are sometimes essential to the success of your company, unfortunately, they can also cut back on your company's productivity and profit. According to a "The Muse" article, a reoccurring meeting of mid-level managers at one company cost the company $15 million a year. While not every company is going to lose that much money annually because of meetings, they can still harm productivity and profit. Luckily, there are at least three things you can do to reduce the amount of time people within your company spend in meetings.

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Topics: Career Advice, Productivity

Elementary School Faces Hot-Button Society Topics Head-On

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

Some adults believe that they need to shield young children from tough, controversial subjects, but a New Jersey school is taking a different approach. Seek Academy is tackling hot-button issues that most classrooms avoid. The Newark-based elementary school recently added a weekly, 85-minute social justice class where students discuss riveting current events and social studies-related topics.

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Topics: Education

Speech Therapy Robot Helps Deaf Children

Posted by Brian Spence on Feb 9, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Speech Therapy, Allied HealthAccording to a National Institutes of Health report, children develop their language skills within the first three years of life. There are critical periods when infants and kids absorb language and communication skills. Infants can identify their mother's or caretaker's voice within the first three months of life. By six months, they recognize sounds from their native language.

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Topics: Healthcare

5 Simple Ways You Can Keep Productivity at Its Highest Level

Posted by Brian Spence on Feb 7, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Productivity, Career AdviceProductivity is one of those words that makes you want to sit down and procrastinate. It can even make you tired just thinking about it. The good news is there are 5 simple ways you can be productive and succeed at anything. The bad news? Procrastinating is not one of the 5.

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Topics: Career Advice, Productivity

Photos Display Superheroic Fight of Developmentally Disabled Children

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

Developmentally DisabledWhat is a superhero? Comic book fans believe that superheroes have incredible powers or physical strength that exceed normal, human abilities. They can fly, lift heavy objects, and fight crime. These powerful individuals also defeat cunning, calculating villains that threaten public safety. 

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Topics: Behavioral Health

Special Needs Kids Receive Bounce House Occupational Therapy

Posted by Brian Spence on Feb 2, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Occupational Therapy, Occupational Therapist, OT, COTAA Florida town is introducing a new type of occupational therapy specifically targeted at children with special needs. Therapy Jump, a New Jersey-based company, operates special playrooms that help kids develop essential emotional and social skills as they play inside fun, bounce houses. The occupational therapy rooms are targeted to kids ages 2 to 12.

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Topics: Healthcare

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