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Supporting Client Independence Through Frailty Programs

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

Part of a social worker's responsibilities often includes finding ways to keep the elderly in their homes without compromising their overall safety and welfare. One of the ways to make this possible is through implementation of a community frailty program. These programs offer key services designed to assess the needs of older members in the community, along with programs specifically designed to help improve their ability to maintain their independence as long as possible.

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Topics: Behavioral Health

Healing Scar Tissue with Physical Therapy

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 27, 2019 8:00:00 AM

When you think of scar tissue, you usually just think of a scar that's visible on the body. But a physical therapist will tell you that the visible scar is just the tip of the iceberg. People who have scar tissue may also feel very restricted in their movements. Maryann Butts, the owner of the Portland Massage Company, says, "You can have a small scar [on your chest] but feel restriction all the way down into your lower back."

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Topics: Healthcare

Navy SEAL Style Leadership: Applying in the Professional World

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 25, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Proper leadership skills are extremely important if you want your team to follow your vision with the same passion that you have. It can be hard to convey your ideas to others without being confident in what you're doing. If you find yourself struggling with the leadership of others, look no further than the book written by Navy Seal veterans Jocko Willink and Leif Babin.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

Should Recording be Required in All Special Ed Classrooms?

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 23, 2019 10:42:39 AM

To record or not to record. That's the question facing many schools, including the Dallas Independent School District. DISD trustee Dustin Marshall has proposed installing cameras to record the activity of all the district's special ed classrooms. His proposal faces opposition from his fellow trustees and the school superintendent.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Education

New Law States You Can Get Physical Therapy Without a Referral

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 20, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Physical therapy can be very beneficial to different types of patients who have had injuries or whose muscles have become weaker due to aging or illness. In the past, however, your doctor always recommended whether or not you needed physical therapy; you couldn't go to a physical therapist without a referral.

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Lead With Your Heart and Your Head

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 18, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Ever wonder how a good leader learned to lead? It's less about learning how and more about listening to your heart! But leadership is complicated, which is why a good leader looks to their heart and their head.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

State of Ohio Could Improve Fulfilling Needs of Special Education Students

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 16, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Imagine going through high school and graduating without knowing how to read. It seems like this would be impossible, given that reading and writing are basic skills which everyone needs to know in order to survive in our society today. But some special education students do struggle with acquiring these skills. It's up to the school they go to to make sure that they get the type of education they deserve.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Education

Helping Children Improve Speech With Mouth Game

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 13, 2019 11:03:20 AM

When a child has to go for speech therapy, they can find it very boring. Sometimes, they may be asked to click their tongues a hundred times a day. As adults, we might bite the bullet and do it, but for kids, it takes a lot of motivating on the parts of their parents and speech therapists to make them improve their speech habits.

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Topics: Healthcare

Simple Ways to Self-Improve Before the Holidays

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 11, 2019 9:55:49 AM

With the holidays quickly approaching, people either start up on their previous New Year's resolutions, or plan for their next. Why wait until December 31st to begin your self-improvement? You can start self-improving now in seven simple ways without waiting until the end of the year. Follow these small steps and you will be well on your way to a new you!

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Topics: Self-Improvement

Scarcity Mentality - Life is Not All-or-Nothing

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

Scarcity mentality refers to people seeing life as one finite pie, so that if one person takes a big piece, that leaves less for everyone else. This is a common thing in our homes, workplaces, and our general environment. Unfortunately, this is not a justified feeling, but it happens to everyone at a certain point in their life. One doubts their intrinsic abilities to do what they were born for, some shy away from taking leadership roles at the workplace and if not checked, the chains of 'not enough' could hold one back for a lifetime.

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Topics: Self-Improvement, Mental Health

This Speech Therapist Taught Her Dog How to Really Speak

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

What happens when a curious speech-language pathologist is living with an equally curious puppy? You get a dog learning to speak, of course! And this isn't just another dog 'woofing' at the sight of a dog treat, either. Christina Hunger (26) taught Stella, her two-month-old Catahoula/Blue Heeler mix, to use a soundboard and now the clever pup uses it to speak in sentences!

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Topics: Healthcare

Benefits of Personal Development to Career Growth

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

You are guaranteed to face several challenges as you progress in life. Having a personal development plan will help you come up with solutions to the pressures and challenges that arise in your career life.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement

Behavioral Health Experts Explain the Causes of Mass Violence

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 2, 2019 8:00:00 AM

The Medical Director of the National Council for Behavioral Health, Joe Parks, has made an announcement: Mental illness plays a significant role in causing public acts of violence. In an expert panel, he has declared that "mental illness is not a major cause of mass violence". Rather, it is the cumulative effect of anger and hate combined, which remains unresolved until the person finally explodes.

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Topics: Mental Health

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