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Unique Camp Provides Speech Therapy and Other Skills

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 18, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Many people take talking and other communication skills for granted. Yet, for some kids, forming the words they want to say can be a struggle. Unfortunately, as kids struggle to express themselves, they sometimes get frustrated and close themselves off, limiting their communication even more.

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Three Ways to Meet Speech Therapy Needs This Summer

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 11, 2017 8:00:00 AM

With summer upon us, kids want to have fun, and sometimes academics, including speech therapy, get pushed to the side. Fortunately, there are several things you can do this summer to ensure that your child's therapy needs are met.

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Physical Therapists Share the Body Part That Causes the Most Pain

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 4, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Quick, what’s the body part that causes the most pain? You might guess the back, the neck, the ankles, or the feet. If so, you would be wrong. The fascia is actually the cause of the most pain in the body. Unfortunately, unless you are a physical therapist or otherwise work with the muscles and tissues in the human body, you may have never even heard of fascia.

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Three Reasons Recent Graduates Make Great Occupational Therapists

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 28, 2017 8:00:00 AM

If you are looking to hire an occupational therapist for your company, on the surface, it may seem that hiring someone with experience is the best decision. The person knows how to do the work. They have worked in the field for years. The training process would be minimal. A newly graduated OT, though, might be the best addition to your company for several reasons.

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Physical Therapy Connection for 6 Year Old Amputee and Dog Missing Leg

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 21, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Losing a limb is a devastating experience for anyone. Without the right attitude and a physical therapy program created specifically for her, things could have been especially devastating for Tessa Puma, a 6-year-old girl from Ohio recently had to have her left leg amputated.

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Great Facebook Groups for Speech Language Pathologists

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 14, 2017 8:00:00 AM

No matter where you are in your speech therapy career, joining Facebook groups will allow you to connect with other people who have similar career aspirations. To ensure you get accepted to groups sooner, be sure you are listed as a Speech-Language Pathologist before attempting to join any SLP groups,

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Canine Companions Increase Effectiveness of Speech Therapy Programs

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 7, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Animal-assisted therapy is not a new concept. In fact, back in 1859, the founder of modern-day nursing, Florence Nightingale wrote, "A small pet animal is often an excellent companion for the sick, for long chronic cases especially." Her advice is now being put to the test by speech and language pathologists across the nation who are advocating for assistance in their practices; specifically, assistance from dogs!

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A Teacher and a Nurse Save a Young Life

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

Nathan Campbell will grow up, thanks to his teacher and the school nurse. The kindergartner at Zane North Elementary in Collingswood, New Jersey had only been in school for a few weeks when his teacher noticed something wrong. Kathy Keller had taught his brother and sister, and when Nathan came along there was something "off" about him. He didn't want to go to recess and complained that his leg hurt.

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Occupational Therapy: A Powerful Treatment for Tourette Syndrome

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 30, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Many healthcare providers are now recommending a non-drug alternative for those who seek treatment for Tourette Syndrome. Tourette's is a neuro-developmental disorder that is most commonly recognized because it causes repetitive and involuntary muscle movements and/or speech patterns called "tics."

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Hospital Nurses Step Up to Help Man and Dog in Need

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 23, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Anyone who is a pet owner knows just how important their pets are to them. That is definitely the case for Jose Carbajal, a truck driver who travels the country with his dog, Mr. Midnight. One day, Carbajal started to feel intense pain as he was traveling with Mr. Midnight. Even as the pain got worse, Carbajal was reluctant to seek medical attention because he was concerned for the safety of Mr. Midnight.

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