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Avoiding Occupational Therapy Burnout as a New OT

Posted by Brian Spence on May 19, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Even if you enjoy your occupational therapy job, you will likely experience burnout at some point. Unfortunately, for many people, this burnout can happen at the beginning of their career. As they are working hard to establish themselves, they find themselves overwhelmed and overworked.

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Making Physical Therapy Fun for Kids

Posted by Brian Spence on May 12, 2017 8:00:00 AM

For many children, undergoing physical therapy is not a fun experience. C.S. Mott Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan, is one hospital that has discovered one key to making physical therapy a more enjoyable experience.

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Speech Therapy Made More Fun With the Help of a Dog

Posted by Brian Spence on May 5, 2017 8:00:00 AM

For many kids undergoing speech therapy, the experience can become mundane and unenjoyable. For the children at the WordPlay Therapy Center, in Brentwood, California, though, therapy is a fun experience, one many of the kids look forward to throughout the week.

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Apples to Apples For Speech Therapy

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

If you have worked in education for several years, you have likely realized one of the best ways to get the most out of your time and materials is to use your materials in multiple ways. When it comes to speech therapy, one great resource to have on hand is Apples to Apples, either the traditional version, or if you work with elementary school students, Apples to Apples Junior.

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Occupational Therapy's Impact on Depression

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

Yearly, forty-six hundred teens die from depression, says the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2004 the National Institute of Mental Health found that those sixty-five and older were twelve percent of the depressed and sixteen percent of suicides. And eighty percent of those who've attempted suicide have had depression. It affects almost everyone, and with depression, especially in teens, rising, society may be shaken. One way to lower depression is to use occupational therapy.

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Physical Therapy as a Treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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

If you suffer from severe carpal tunnel syndrome, you may have considered getting surgery, but you may want to reconsider this option. According to a recent study published in the Journal of Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy, physical therapy might be just as effective as surgery for treating carpal tunnel syndrome.

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Using Occupational Therapy to Recover From Addiction

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

When people think of recovering from a drug or alcohol addiction, the focus is often on the person no longer these vices. To overcome an addiction, though, the behavior must be replaced by something else. Otherwise, the person will be tempted to return to the previous addiction. That is where occupational therapy can play such a vital part in addiction recovery.

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How Speech Therapy Works

Posted by Brian Spence on Mar 31, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Speech Therapy is a confusing concept to people. How does it work? What causes problems in speech and how in the world would it be treated? The truth is, there are many, many causes of speech impediments and different treatments depending on the specific person.

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Speech Therapy -- It's Not Just For Kids

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

When most of us think of speech therapy, we imagine speech therapists in a colorful room full of children. Smiling and laughing, they play games with kids while masterfully perfecting their diction. This is true for some speech therapists, but others help the grown-ups instead. Helping adults work to improve their speech is a fun and rewarding profession, too.

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At-Home Nurse Fills Client's Fridge

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

No matter how much we have, it is easy to get caught-up in wanting something more. Whether it is a new car, nicer clothing, or that awesome new electronic device our friend just got, it is easy to feel like we need something more. Yet, it is important to simply be grateful for what we already have. Recently, Amanda Mary Perez, an at-home nurse was reminded of this.

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