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Getting Your Groove Back Through Occupational Therapy

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

Depression is a major mental health issue all across the world. Here in America we spend $71 Billion treating it and much of that expense is for medications. Primary care practitioners routinely refer their depressed patients to psychiatrists, psychologists, counselors, and social workers. In the recent past, medical professionals are looking to other specialties to help alleviate the symptoms of depression with a goal to decrease medication and alleviate the condition itself.

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Topics: Mental Health, Healthcare

New Research on Laughter in the Workplace

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

Have you ever heard the phrase, "Laughter is the best medicine"? Researchers from Australian National University actually put that concept to the test in the workplace! The results? Having something to laugh about really does help in stressful situations.

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Topics: Career Advice, Productivity

A Better Education for My Autistic Child

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

Never stand in the way of a momma bear and her cub. Officials in Henrico County, Virginia learned this lesson when they refused to provide a "free and appropriate" education for Gregory "Junior" Matthews, who at fifteen is non-verbal and on the Autism Spectrum. After a special education specialist determined that Junior qualified for attendance at The Faison School in Richmond, he was enrolled there.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Education

A Prisoner in His Own Mind - Without Speech Therapy

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

Ryder Anderson is a bright elementary student that loves playing catch and hanging out with his friends. Unfortunately, the happy, seven-year-old student has a rare disorder that makes it difficult for him to share his thoughts. Anderson's mother, Michelle Leigh, has witnessed her son's struggles firsthand. 

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Topics: Healthcare

What Will Keep Millennials Working Long-Term in an Organization?

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

A new survey conducted by Deloitte shows a trend among millennial workers that is not about money. Actually, the trend shows that keeping millennials in a job for the long term requires different assets than a nice paycheck.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

Paraprofessionals Face Dangers Related to Special Education Work

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

Jamie Moffitt always dreamed she'd work with children as an educator. The Tooele County resident was excited when a substitute teaching position opened up at Rose Springs Elementary in Erda, Utah.

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Topics: Education, Behavioral Health

5 Surprising Symptoms a Physical Therapist Can Treat

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

Muscle and joint pain are common reasons to see a physical therapist. Did you know that physical therapists can treat vertigo? How about concussions? As medical knowledge and technology advances, the number of ways a symptom can be treated also increases. Check out these surprising symptoms that physical therapists can treat.

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Topics: Healthcare

Leadership is About the People You Lead

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

When you find yourself in a leadership position, the temptation is there to toot your own horn. However, Forbes writer Amy Modglin explains how leadership is really about others, not yourself.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

Technology Trends in Special Education

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

Approximately 13 percent of all students enrolled in public schools are receiving special education services. These students have a variety of disabilities, from severe developmental delays to specific learning disabilities, such as dyslexia and dyscalculia. Providing appropriate educational opportunities for such a diverse population can be quite challenging. Recent advances in technology have provided the field of special education with valuable resources to enhance the learning experience. 

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Topics: Education, Behavioral Health

Adding Magic to Fairytale Physical Therapy

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

Do you want to build a snowman? Anna and Elsa do in the Disney movie, Frozen. With help from some creative doctor of physical therapy students, kids in physical therapy also want to build a snowman (or at least sing the song!). Students from UW-Lacrosse added fun to physical therapy by incorporating a performance of Frozen into the exercises the kids needed to do.

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Topics: Healthcare

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