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How to Deal With Anxiety

Posted by Brian Spence on Feb 27, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Anxiety can be crippling. It's a free-floating fear that can and does paralyze sufferers, and it's difficult to explain it to others because it's not a concrete thing. If you've experienced it, you know what it feels like and you know how hard it can be to quell.

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Topics: Mental Health

Horses With Heart for Occupational Therapy

Posted by Brian Spence on Feb 24, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Service animals are an indisputable asset in treating and dealing with disabilities: physical, emotional, and behavioral. Companion animals are legally allowed in public places where traditional pets are prohibited. One four-footed friend that may not spring to mind is the horse.

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Topics: Healthcare

It's Not Too Late to Boost Your Productivity in 2017 With These Apps

Posted by Brian Spence on Feb 20, 2017 8:00:00 AM

This year marches on and already resolutions for 2017 are falling by the wayside like discarded streamers from a New Year's Eve party. Back to work, back to school and back to the same old same old - habits that hold you back. Your desk is piled with papers you need to sort, your closet is cluttered with clothes you need to donate and all of your email accounts are clogged with adverts, old, irrelevant messages and digital debris that you need to get rid of.

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Shake Up Special Education

Posted by Brian Spence on Feb 17, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Most people have a favorite former teacher. Typically, these educators left their mark because they formed trusting relationships with their students and taught with genuine care. These educators taught in a way that built relationships and demonstrated interest in the lives of their students, not just their homework score. While schools are careful of physical touch, for obvious reasons, a handshake is a great way to create a connection and foster relationship.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Education

3 Months to a New You With a "New" Self-Improvement Strategy

Posted by Brian Spence on Feb 15, 2017 8:00:00 AM

It's that time of year where we all want a new "me", so why not start off the new year with a "new" approach to achieving your goals? Let's face it, New Year's resolutions are a great way to make positive changes, but less than ten percent of goal-makers feel they are successful at year-end. So, when one process isn't working, switch it up!

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4 Valentine's Day Speech Therapy Ideas

Posted by Brian Spence on Feb 13, 2017 11:41:19 AM

If you are not willing to get creative, speech therapy can get a little repetitive for the children as well as the teacher. With Valentine's Day upon us, there are at least four ways you can make speech therapy more enjoyable for students.

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Topics: Healthcare

Occupational Therapy -- Help for the Sensory Sensitive Child

Posted by Brian Spence on Feb 10, 2017 8:00:00 AM

The way we process the world around us is the foundation of how we function, physically, socially, and emotionally. Most of us use our primary five senses (and there are many more) to navigate through life, with the central nervous system sending us information as we process it and act with appropriate responses.

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Topics: Healthcare

Turning Stepping Stones In Your Career Into Milestones of Achievement

Posted by Brian Spence on Feb 8, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Many people want to advance in their professions, but they pursue these goals in an unproductive way. Rather than taking a long-term view of their professional life, they go to work with their eyes on the day to day. But if you want to move up the corporate ladder or achieve other professional goals, you need to take steps that incorporate professional development.

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Topics: Career Advice

Singing Her Own Song -- Girl With Autism Reveals Hidden Talent

Posted by Brian Spence on Feb 6, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Any parent of dealing with autism knows the anguish of watching others judge, and misjudge, their child. Fear, anger, and protectiveness flare in the attempt to keep their loved one from being hurt, even though the autistic child may be unaware of what is going on. Only a mom or dad can know the truly special qualities that a child with Austism Spectrum Disorder(ASD) possesses underneath the outward affect that the rest of the world sees.

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Topics: Behavioral Health

Talking to TV Characters & More Signs You Might Be a Speech Therapist

Posted by Brian Spence on Feb 3, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Speech therapists are a special breed. More than just a career, many of us view speech therapy as a calling that we can’t turn off at the end of the workday. Just hearing people talk triggers the gears of our minds to study, analyze, and even engage people in conversation about—you guessed it—speech!

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Topics: Healthcare

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