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Make Your LinkedIn Profile Pop With Special Characters

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 29, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Whether you're looking for a new job or are hoping to expand your professional network, a LinkedIn profile can be a helpful tool. But due to the standard layout and look of these accounts, it can be hard to make your profile stand out. As a place where many people might get their first impression of you, some extra effort on your part is necessary to make your profile look good.

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Topics: Career Advice, Job Search Advice, LinkedIn Resources

White House Gives Special Education a Big Boost With eBooks App

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 27, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Building a lifelong love of reading is difficult, especially when great books are few and far in-between. It's even harder for schools and educators that have limited resources and access to great books, such as low-income schools and special education professionals. The Obamas are hoping to remove these obstacles with their new app, called Open eBooks.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Education

Nurse Burnout And What To Do About It

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 24, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Nurses are the foot soldiers in health care. Doctors are the generals, planning strategies and issuing orders. Highly educated and well-trained, nurses carry those orders into the field. All health care professionals work hard to improve and save lives, but nurses have the highest degree of prolonged contact with patients.

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Topics: Healthcare

Self-Improvement Study: Gender And Age Influence Feedback Acceptance

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 22, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Feedback--it's an important part of self-improvement, but what if you have trouble accepting feedback? Some of us act defensively when receiving criticism, while others easily take things to heart. What sets these people apart?

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement

10 Things Special Education Teachers Wish You Knew

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 20, 2016 8:00:00 AM

49 states report a shortage of special education teachers, according to the National Coalition of Personnel Shortages in Special Education and Related Services. These educators should be considered modern day superheroes. Whether scaling mountains of paperwork in a single bound like Superman or knowing what your child needs before they express it like Jean Gray, special education teachers are exceptional.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Education

Can You Fix Me Now? How Physical Therapists Fix Bad Cell Phone Posture

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 17, 2016 8:00:00 AM

For most of us, using a cell phone has become second nature. We use it for phone calls, text messages, emails, and apps. Many of us have used them in the car, standing in line, on public transport, and even in bed before sleeping. And while it feels natural to use our phones in all these settings, our use comes at the cost of our physical well-being and posture.

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Topics: Healthcare

The Top Productivity Tips From Productivity Authors

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 15, 2016 8:00:00 AM

If you're like us, you love productivity tips and advice that will help you with your personal and professional goals. But with so much contradicting advice online, what tips really do work?

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement, Productivity

Can Weighted Blankets Alleviate Anxiety And Depression?

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 13, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Too many of us know what it feels like to be completely exhausted but unable to sleep. What's worse is when you watch someone you care for, struggle with the same anxiety. Anxiety induced insomnia not only slows motor function, it can cause mental fatigue such as poor concentration, irritability, and depression. If left unchecked long enough insomnia has been proven to lead to heart attacks. For healthcare professionals, a good night's rest not only benefits your patient, it will assist you in your efforts to care for them.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Mental Health, Healthcare

How Do School-Based Occupational Therapists Help Children?

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 10, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Parents of children with special needs may seek out special therapy for their children from providers at medical practices. However, the public school system also offers children with special needs or developmental delays ongoing therapy from professionals within the school. Speech therapy, physical therapy and occupational therapy are all part of the services that a child may be offered as part of their educational experience.

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Topics: Healthcare, Education

Career Advice: How to Find and Approach a Potential Mentor

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 8, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Getting help from a mentor in your field can be a great way to boost your career. But how exactly do you approach a potential mentor? Here are a few ways to make sure you're starting off on the right foot if you're meeting a potential mentor for the first time.

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Topics: Career Advice, Job Search Advice

Birthday Invite: Small Miracle For Child With Autism

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 6, 2016 8:00:00 AM

If you have kids, birthday parties are par for the course. Toddlers are the star of the show at family celebrations, but as they grow, parties include friends and schoolmates. Unless your child is autistic...

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Mental Health

The Ultimate List of Occupational Therapy Apps for Children

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 3, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Most occupational therapy experts will prefer unstructured play time versus screen time. But with so many great apps on an iPad for children, sometimes a screen can provide a great opportunity for therapeutic practice. The Inspired Treehouse recently compiled a great list of apps that help with their own occupational therapy sessions.

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Topics: Healthcare

3 Ways to Recharge During a Long Job Search

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 1, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Searching for a new job is always stressful, and in this current job market, a search can take many weeks or months. The seemingly never-ending cycle of resume writing, cover letter editing, and application sending can quickly become tiresome and frustrating when there are few call backs or interviews. How can you maintain your job focus and recharge from job search fatigue?

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Topics: Career Advice, Job Search Advice

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