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Speech and Language Therapy for Virus Patients

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 24, 2020 12:52:08 PM

Hospitals are overwhelmed and facing many challenges due to the novel Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. One of the problems hospitals are facing in their battle against COVID-19 is difficulty communicating with patients, especially those who are intubated, or on a ventilator. This is where Speech Pathologists come in. Here are two of the strategies Speech Pathologists are using to help COVID-19 patients communicate.

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Topics: Healthcare

Productivity Apps for 2020: Essential Tools for Team Collaboration

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 22, 2020 1:16:27 PM

Not so long ago, a good manager communicated with her team members the old fashioned way—by talking to them face-to-face. In offices and in conference rooms, she would ask them about their current projects, find out if they needed assistance with any tasks, and update them about changes affecting their work. But in 2020, many leaders are meeting a new challenge—managing their teams remotely.

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Topics: Productivity

A New Way to Travel with Your Autistic Child

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

Planning a vacation is hard work. Planning a vacation for a family with an autistic child is a monumental task. Traveling with children is a hassle. For a family dealing with autism, going to the mall can be a major excursion.

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Topics: Behavioral Health

Public vs. Private Speech Therapy - Which is Better for You?

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

According to a research done by the National Center for Health Statistics, nearly 1 out of 12 children in the US aged between 3 and 7 has experienced a voice, speech, language or swallowing disorder in the last 12 months. This clearly shows that speech disorder is a common phenomenon among our children.

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Topics: Healthcare

Performance Management: Essential for Organizations and Employees

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

Managing employee performance plays an essential role in any organization. A performance management process is often used in various decision-making, whether related to employees or to the organization's strategic direction. Performance reviews play a role in managing resources, training and career development, compensation and promotions, and the organization's human resources strategy.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership, Performance Management

Remote Learning is More Difficult for Special Education

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 13, 2020 11:15:35 AM

While remote learning has gradually become more popular in recent years, that all changed in early 2020. Now, there is an explosion of interest in this type of learning ever since the pandemic took hold of the nation. Although this type of educational tool may be ideal in some circumstances, it holds some unique challenges for children who require special education. Parents with a special needs child must be extra diligent to discern whether remote learning is able to fulfill the educational requirements for their child, or if they will have to find alternative methods to fill in the gaps.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Education

Physical Therapist Puts the PT in Pilates

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

Mindy Nagel went from being a professional dancer to the owner of College Hill Pilates and Physical Therapy LLC in Cincinnati, Ohio. You might question what Pilates has to do with physical therapy. Nagel, who has been a physical therapist for 13 years, would tell you "a lot." That's because she sees Pilates movements as great strength-building exercises for injuries requiring physical therapy.

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Topics: Healthcare

Networking With Your Coworkers?

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

Experts agree that there is a direct link between how well-connected a person is and how successful they will be in their career. Networking is an important skill, but many people see it as a chore. It doesn't have to be.

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Topics: Career Advice

Developmental Disabilities and COVID-19: A Bad Combo

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 6, 2020 3:03:08 PM

This pandemic has taught us a lot about how vulnerable parts of our society are. It famously affects older folks far worse than folks under 50, and it hurts certain sections of the economy more than others. Now, another group has been found to be in even more danger from Covid-19, and that group is people with developmental disabilities.

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Topics: Behavioral Health

3 Tips To Help You Make The Most Of Physical Therapy Telehealth

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 3, 2020 12:17:00 PM

Over the past couple of months, many people have had difficulty traveling to their healthcare appointments. Luckily, telehealth has allowed patients to continue their therapy online. Virtual sessions are a useful addition to in-clinic visits. You are probably wondering how you can get the same benefit from telehealth as you would at a clinic. Here is how you can make the most of your physical therapy over the internet.

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Topics: Healthcare

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