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Know Your Value as a Potential Hire

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 29, 2020 11:34:56 AM

In interviews for new jobs, we've all experienced the question "Why should I hire you?" Most people have regarded this commonly asked question as the dreaded one to answer in interviews. However, it doesn't have to be. You just have to figure out what makes you a valuable hire to employers. Here are three ways you can do that.

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Topics: Career Advice

4 Free At-Home Learning Resources for Kids

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 27, 2020 3:27:13 PM

With schools across the country closed, parents are searching for ways to educate their children at home. Fortunately, the following learning resources are free for families.

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Topics: Education

Taking Physical Therapy One Step Further - Literally!

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 24, 2020 11:24:17 AM

Physical therapy serves a primary purpose of helping people achieve basic movements that they need on a day-to-day basis. However, what happens when physical therapy is taken one step further, and a patient is able to surpass basic movement and achieve a higher level of performance? That's exactly what Sutter Health Physical and Hand Therapy in Davis, CA wants to explore.

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Topics: Healthcare

Growth or Fixed Mindset - Which One Are You?

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 22, 2020 8:00:00 AM

No matter what field of work you're in, your mindset sets the foundation for how you work and how (or if) you succeed. In Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, Carol Dweck identifies two main mindsets for how people cope with challenges: a fixed mindset or a growth mindset. Ultimately, which mindset you have will determine how far you go in your work, and in your life. Below you will learn to understand both mindsets and how to develop the one that will help you go farthest.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement

Why Special Needs Instructors Must Connect With Their Peers

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 20, 2020 8:00:00 AM

A popular Edutopia article explored the loneliness that special education instructors feel on the job. In her op-ed "Easing a Feeling of Professional Isolationism," columnist Jayne Clare explains that being a special ed teacher can feel lonely. The 30-year education veteran said instructors can overcome isolation by connecting with others.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Education

Exciting Research About Physical Therapy for Infants

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 17, 2020 8:00:00 AM

The Pediatric Physical Therapy Journal has provided exciting recommendations for infants with congenital muscular torticollis (CMT). CMT is a deformity in which an infant's head is tilted to one side and turned to the other side. You might have heard this postural deformity by its more common names of "twisted neck" or "wryneck."

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Topics: Healthcare

Give Positive Career Direction to Others

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 15, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Making a positive difference in someone else's career might be easier than you think. Author, Stav Ziv, shares a story about a professor who listened to her career ambitions (deep dive reporting) and kindly pushed her in a different direction (leadership roles). Her professor believed in her abilities to be a good leader, and he foresaw this field being more successful for her than her own chosen path. Because he respected her enough to give her good advice, and she respected him enough to listen to his good advice, his wisdom positively affected her career.

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Topics: Career Advice

Couple With Developmental Disabilities Gives Love a Chance

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 13, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Sometimes romances begin in groups designed for other purposes. You are spending time in the company of strangers, often sharing personal stories, until they are no longer strangers. Through conversations and side-by-side interactions, with each encounter, you come to know more and more about these people. Maybe one person, in particular, if your heart gets involved. Jessica Sawyer and Donald Wax, two adults with developmental disabilities, are no different.

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Topics: Behavioral Health

Balancing Working From Home With Kids

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 10, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Stay-at-home orders are sweeping across the country. Employees are trying to find their new normal working from home. No matter the age, kids are now at home too. Schools have transitioned their students to e-learning, and daycares are focused on providing services only to our essential workforce. Working parents are not new to the balancing act of work and home life; now, they have merged, creating a need to re-balance.

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Topics: Career Advice, Productivity

Group Physical Therapy for Veterans

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 8, 2020 8:00:00 AM

The medical community is always looking for ways to provide faster treatment for their patients without compromising on the quality of care. One such method being studied is whether or not group therapy sessions offer any advantages over traditional treatments, for veterans diagnosed with osteoarthritis of the knee.

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Topics: Healthcare

3 Strategies to Make Special Education Possible Amidst A Crisis

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 6, 2020 8:00:00 AM

As the current global crisis continues to bite, distance learning has become popular more than before. The reason is that most individuals are trying to adjust accordingly by making the best out of a bad situation. Special education is proving to be challenging at such a time as this since learners are currently at home as well. There is also the fact that children who rely on special education can quickly fall behind if they do not access the help they get from school.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Education

Is Online Physical Therapy the Solution While Social Distancing?

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 3, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Physical therapy is generally considered a very hands on type of thing. Most people would agree that it's best to go to your therapist's office and have them instruct you one-on-one so that you do your exercises correctly. This is largely because form is very important when you're doing physical therapy. Some of the movements may be such that doing them with incorrect form can actually worsen your injury.

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Topics: Healthcare

Simple Tips for Increasing Productivity

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 1, 2020 8:00:00 AM

If you go to work day after day without a plan, then wonder why you never seem to accomplish as much as you want to, your stress level is always higher than you would like, or your day seems so unorganized, maybe you need to work smarter rather than simply putting in longer hours.

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Topics: Career Advice, Productivity

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