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Life-Changing Speech Therapy: Deaf Girl Finds Voice After Surgery

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 23, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Leia Armitage is a seven-year-old girl that lived without the ability to hear during the first two years of her life. She had a rare deafness condition which could not be remedied by simply wearing hearing aids or cochlear implants. Leia was born without an inner ear and did not have a hearing nerve, possibly suggesting a genetic disorder. Therefore, her parents did not expect her to talk at all.

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Topics: Healthcare

Shape Your Future With the Best Career Plan

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 21, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Coming up with a career plan is essential since it drives you in the right direction, and it clearly defines your future. With a good career plan, you'll be able to know your weaknesses and strengths, and the expertise needed to meet your future goals.

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Topics: Career Advice

ADHD vs ASD: Knowing the Difference

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 19, 2019 8:00:00 AM

If you're in the Behavioral Health field, you've likely worked with people with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). These two developmental disorders can be difficult to distinguish at times, so how do you tell the difference?

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Topics: Behavioral Health

How to Detect Swallowing Problems in the Elderly

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 16, 2019 8:00:00 AM

The safety of older ones, whether it's someone you care for in a professional capacity or a loved one, is paramount. Pinpointing swallowing issues should be done early because then adjustments can be made accordingly to suit their medical, biological, and interpersonal needs. It can be a challenge to detect issues with swallowing, but there are some clear warning signs to keep in mind.

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Topics: Healthcare

Find Real Happiness at Work

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 14, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Are you happy with your job? A recent study indicates that 88% of people leave their jobs, not because they want more money, but because they're unhappy. Does that mean employees are doomed to struggle through each day just for the sake of a check? Definitely not. In fact, you are the one who is in control of your happiness at work. Check out the following tips on how to maximize your happiness without minimizing your paycheck.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement

How to Retain Special Education Teachers

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 12, 2019 8:00:00 AM

For years, special education teachers have been leaving the classroom at a higher rate than general education teachers. It's commonly assumed that this is due to issues with students, parents, and the burden of reams of paperwork.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Education

Step Into Nordic Walking for Physical Therapy

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 9, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Nordic walking is a new low impact workout perfect for any fitness level. The sport has been popular in Australia, Canada and throughout Europe for a while. It's becoming more prominent in the US and is getting attention from physical therapy providers.

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Topics: Healthcare

Help! My Boss is a Natural Disaster!

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 7, 2019 8:00:00 AM

We've all had them. Bosses who are so self centered, so overbearing, so loud that we cringe when they say our names. You spend your entire workday hoping to dodge their attention. Calling them a "disruptive leader" is putting it mildly. The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) calls them Tornado Bosses.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

Making Mental Health a Priority During Pregnancy

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 5, 2019 8:00:00 AM

There is no doubt that pregnancy is an exciting time, filled with milestones and exciting decisions. It does, however, come with significant responsibility for the mother. Not only do you need to take care of yourself, but you are now responsible for the health of another human being. In addition to your physical health, it is important for you to focus on your mental health as well.

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Topics: Mental Health, Healthcare

How Speech Therapy Helped This Cancer Survivor Find Their Voice Again

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 2, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Can you imagine coming out from under anesthesia only to learn that you had no voice? This is exactly what happened to one Long Beach Resident after undergoing surgery to remove a cancerous tumor. In order to remove the cancer, 75% of his tongue had to be removed. Palos Verdes Peninsula News reported on Harvey Swartz's experience and the rehabilitation he received from an unlikely source.

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Topics: Healthcare

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