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World Teacher's Day: October 5th, 2019

Posted by Brian Spence on Sep 30, 2019 8:00:00 AM

World Teachers Day is right around the corner on October 5th. The holiday started in 1994 to celebrate some of the most influential people in our lives - educators, from preschool teachers to college professors. Although it's a special day created to celebrate educators all over the world, we need to remember to appreciate and support them every day, during the school year and beyond.

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Topics: Education

Going Back to the Womb for Your Physical Therapy

Posted by Brian Spence on Sep 27, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Have you ever seen a baby being swaddled? Although swaddling was more popular previously, not a lot of people still continue to do it in the West. However, in certain parts of Asia, such as India and Japan, the practice of swaddling babies continues.

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Topics: Healthcare

Increase Your Emotional Intelligence on the Job

Posted by Brian Spence on Sep 25, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Emotional intelligence is a buzzword in the workplace lately. To be intelligent about emotions means you know your own emotions, you can tell how others around you are feeling, and you allow this intelligence to help you think through problems. The knowledge also gives you power to manage your emotions so you can boost your work output during the day. Amy Morin from Forbes also claims that emotional intelligence can be consciously improved.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement

All Schools Need Social Workers, Especially During Times of Crisis

Posted by Brian Spence on Sep 23, 2019 11:44:57 AM

Social workers can play a crucial role in the emotional well-being of any child in a public school, grades K - 12. Their job functions and descriptions may vary from district to district, but overall their role is similar. It is a school social worker's job to advocate for a student's individual well being. Essentially, they can act as a liaison between family, school and community.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Education

Newer Trends in Healthcare - Physical Therapy by Video

Posted by Brian Spence on Sep 20, 2019 8:00:00 AM

The field of information technology continues to make exciting inroads into a wide variety of professions, and health care is no exception. Specifically, one of the newest trends in health care centers around the field of physical therapy, and how video conferencing is helping patients find a timely and efficient resolution for their injury.

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Topics: Healthcare

Improve Your Team's Productivity Today

Posted by Brian Spence on Sep 18, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Supervisors in most fields cope with a great deal of stress. It's no help when your team is a total train-wreck. You should be able to count on your team to execute the tasks your organization requires. If your team continually falls on it's collective face, read on for some great tips on improving team productivity.

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Topics: Career Advice, Productivity

Incorporating Special Education into Regular Classrooms

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

In the past, it was thought the best way to teach those with special needs was to separate them from regular classrooms in order to provide the focused attention they required. While it still holds true that certain students do need teachers that will address their special learning needs, it is also becoming more obvious that at least some integration into regular classrooms can be beneficial, both for special ed and regular students.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Education

Up Your Sports Performance with Physical Therapy

Posted by Brian Spence on Sep 13, 2019 8:00:00 AM

For the sports-minded individual, it often becomes apparent that professional expertise is needed in order to obtain optimal performance and/or to avoid injury. While there is more professional information available than ever in the way of downloadable apps and online sites, sometimes a more hands-on approach is needed. For those who want to maximize their physical abilities, enlisting the aid of a professional physical therapist can be a strategic move.

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Topics: Healthcare

Beating Burnout: Ways to Get Back on Top of Your Game

Posted by Brian Spence on Sep 11, 2019 8:00:00 AM

So, you're burnt out. It happens to most of us at one point or another. Long hours, strenuous projects, it all piles up and suddenly it's hard to get out of bed in the morning and feel excited to head into work. While sometimes burnout and being overworked can feel like a never-ending cycle, there are ways to get back on the top of your game.

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Topics: Career Advice, Productivity

The Changing Role of Special Education in Occupational Therapy

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

There have been significant changes in how special education institutions deliver therapy services to their students. In the past, speech, physical, or occupational therapy was conducted inside rooms reserved for therapy sessions. Paraprofessionals would help students with special needs, overcome their behavioral challenges and mental health issues. But general ED teachers seldom participated with students who had IEPs.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Healthcare, Education

Do You Suspect Your Child Has Language Issues? Don't Wait and See

Posted by Brian Spence on Sep 6, 2019 8:00:00 AM

When a young child's language skills seem to be developing slower than average, parents usually share their concerns with friends, family, or even the child's pediatrician. Frequently, the response to the parent's concerns are reasons not to worry.

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Topics: Healthcare

Why Kindness is the Most Important Trait in a Managerial Role

Posted by Brian Spence on Sep 4, 2019 8:00:00 AM

In a leadership position, following the Golden Rule could go a long way in maintaining good relationships with your employees. Being in charge means you're responsible for training employees, conducting performance reviews, and setting reasonable goals. Of course, this is easier to accomplish if you keep employee morale from slipping, by treating them with kindness and respect. Scientific studies have shown that managers who are considerate towards their employees' well-being, tend to be perceived as more trustworthy when they make decisions that affect the workplace structure.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

Mental Health Days for Oregon Students

Posted by Brian Spence on Sep 3, 2019 8:00:00 AM

In an effort to change the stigma of mental and emotional health issues, Oregon has become one of the first states to allow students legitimate time off for a "Mental Health Day". Signed in July, 2019, the bill makes mental health and behavioral health excusable absences from school. Utah also passed a similar bill in 2018.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Mental Health

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