Staffing Plus | Request Staff

The Changing Role of Special Education in Occupational Therapy

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

There have been significant changes in how special education institutions deliver therapy services to their students. In the past, speech, physical, or occupational therapy was conducted inside rooms reserved for therapy sessions. Paraprofessionals would help students with special needs, overcome their behavioral challenges and mental health issues. But general ED teachers seldom participated with students who had IEPs.

Read More

Topics: Behavioral Health, Healthcare, Education

Do You Suspect Your Child Has Language Issues? Don't Wait and See

Posted by Brian Spence on Sep 6, 2019 8:00:00 AM

When a young child's language skills seem to be developing slower than average, parents usually share their concerns with friends, family, or even the child's pediatrician. Frequently, the response to the parent's concerns are reasons not to worry.

Read More

Topics: Healthcare

Why Kindness is the Most Important Trait in a Managerial Role

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

In a leadership position, following the Golden Rule could go a long way in maintaining good relationships with your employees. Being in charge means you're responsible for training employees, conducting performance reviews, and setting reasonable goals. Of course, this is easier to accomplish if you keep employee morale from slipping, by treating them with kindness and respect. Scientific studies have shown that managers who are considerate towards their employees' well-being, tend to be perceived as more trustworthy when they make decisions that affect the workplace structure.

Read More

Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

Mental Health Days for Oregon Students

Posted by Brian Spence on Sep 3, 2019 8:00:00 AM

In an effort to change the stigma of mental and emotional health issues, Oregon has become one of the first states to allow students legitimate time off for a "Mental Health Day". Signed in July, 2019, the bill makes mental health and behavioral health excusable absences from school. Utah also passed a similar bill in 2018.

Read More

Topics: Behavioral Health, Mental Health

Occupational Therapy and World War I

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 30, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Occupational Therapy has a history that dates back as far as 100 BCE. Asclepiades of Bithynia is the first recorded occupational therapist. He used hydrotherapy, music, exercise, sunlight therapy and wine on his patients. Science and medicine changed greatly for the next 2,000 years. It was a result of World War I, however, that modern occupational therapy was born in the United States.

Read More

Topics: Healthcare

What's Your Management Style?

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 28, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Management is the process of getting people to work together to accomplish a desired goal or objective using available resources efficiently and effectively. How the desired goal or objective is achieved is left up to the managers within an organization. A leader's management style can impact how productive employees are. Management styles have been categorized in numerous ways; but no matter the approach, the focus is on either the project or the people.

Read More

Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

Pennsylvania Camps Focus on Behavioral Health

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 26, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Behavioral and mental health issues in children have received a great deal of attention during the past few decades. Terms like depression, ADHD and Autism Spectrum have become household terms and that's a great thing! Yet even as our awareness grows, families of children with specialized needs still struggle to find appropriate facilities and programs. Below is a resource list for families and medical professionals in search of quality programming for these kids.

Read More

Topics: Behavioral Health, Education

Life-Changing Speech Therapy: Deaf Girl Finds Voice After Surgery

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

Leia Armitage is a seven-year-old girl that lived without the ability to hear during the first two years of her life. She had a rare deafness condition which could not be remedied by simply wearing hearing aids or cochlear implants. Leia was born without an inner ear and did not have a hearing nerve, possibly suggesting a genetic disorder. Therefore, her parents did not expect her to talk at all.

Read More

Topics: Healthcare

Shape Your Future With the Best Career Plan

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

Coming up with a career plan is essential since it drives you in the right direction, and it clearly defines your future. With a good career plan, you'll be able to know your weaknesses and strengths, and the expertise needed to meet your future goals.

Read More

Topics: Career Advice

ADHD vs ASD: Knowing the Difference

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 19, 2019 8:00:00 AM

If you're in the Behavioral Health field, you've likely worked with people with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). These two developmental disorders can be difficult to distinguish at times, so how do you tell the difference?

Read More

Topics: Behavioral Health

All posts

Staffing Plus is a premier healthcare staffing firm that provides temporary, per diem, temp-to-hire and permanent Staffing Solutions for Behavioral Health, Education, and Healthcare settings. We have leveraged decades of experience to assist organizations with the challenges of managing their HR and Recruiting needs.