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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

Career Suicide: Are You That Annoying Co-Worker?

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 31, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Career, Career AdviceOne hundred percent of people who work have an annoying co-worker. The reasons for the annoyance range from personality to hygiene and the number of annoyances varies as well.

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Topics: Career Advice

A More Accurate Portrayal of Autism in the Movies

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 29, 2018 8:00:00 AM

AutismDenzel Washington has received praise for his recent portrayal of a lawyer on the autism spectrum in "Roman J. Israel, Esq." In recent years, more and more movies and TV shows are featuring characters who display autistic traits, but not all filmmakers get it right.

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Topics: Behavioral Health

Five Tips to Help Physical Therapists Market Their Business

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

Physical TherapistPhysical therapists are the first line of defense to rehabilitate patients from minor aches, muscle damage, and significant injuries. There are skilled, physical therapists that can help their patients recover, but the community doesn't know about their business. 

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Topics: Healthcare

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