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Why Patients With Cerebral Palsy Need Physical Therapy

Posted by Brian Spence on May 29, 2020 9:07:42 AM

Movement is a gift that many of us take for granted. For some, like twenty-four-year-old Alex Marquez, movement is precious and in order to move, he needs the support of physical therapists.

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Topics: Healthcare

Talk to Your Boss to Get What you Need

Posted by Brian Spence on May 28, 2020 9:16:38 AM

We may have gotten into the groove working during the pandemic, but that doesn't mean the groove is working for you. How do we talk to our boss about our concerns and what we need? Here are a few ideas to consider.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

Mothers Advocate for Their Children with Autism

Posted by Brian Spence on May 26, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Talking about the autism spectrum has become commonplace among many American households over the last two decades. Now more than ever children on the spectrum are receiving early diagnosis and intervention. But this wasn't always the case. Lack of research and social acceptance made diagnosis and parental reinforcement difficult. With today's knowledge and understanding of spectrum disorders children and families are overcoming the stigmas that held back previous generations.

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Topics: Behavioral Health

3 Steps to Getting Into Physical Therapy School

Posted by Brian Spence on May 22, 2020 8:00:00 AM

If you're interested in a career in physical therapy there are some requirements you need to get into physical therapy (PT) school. When you graduate it will be worth it because there are plenty of jobs available. The projected growth for physical therapists is about 22% according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which is much faster than the national average for all occupations.

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Topics: Healthcare

Job Security in Today's Tumultuous Work Environment

Posted by Brian Spence on May 20, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Now more than ever, many of us worry about our livelihoods. Many are in jobs that have had to change the way to do their work; others have lost their jobs. There are attributes you can have to improve your chances you'll survive the current climate.

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Topics: Career Advice

Understanding Special Education Related Services

Posted by Brian Spence on May 19, 2020 10:30:11 AM

Occupational therapy (OT), speech therapy, and physical therapy (PT) are the most common special education related services. In a school setting, the primary purpose of these services is to help special education students access and make progress in the curriculum. Offering direct services to students is just part of the job for related service providers. They also show teachers and parents ways to help students boost their skills.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Healthcare, Education

Create a Productivity Work Schedule to Maximize Working From Home

Posted by Brian Spence on May 13, 2020 8:00:00 AM

We know that working from home is a sort of mecca for many people — the ultimate work environment. You don't have to deal with annoying coworkers, you have no commute, you don't have to worry about appearances, the list goes on. But there are some very real downsides to working from home; not the least of which is decreased productivity.

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Topics: Productivity

5 Benefits of Having a Career in Social Work

Posted by Brian Spence on May 11, 2020 2:41:15 PM

If you care about people, and want to make their lives better, a career in social work may be right for you. Social workers generally have a lot of patience and a soft heart. If this sounds like a career for you, here are 5 benefits of being a social worker.

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Topics: Behavioral Health

3 Ways Occupational Therapy Helps You

Posted by Brian Spence on May 8, 2020 3:31:13 PM

Occupational therapists play a critical role in helping people engage in daily life. They do this by using a holistic approach to address their challenges and injuries. These professionals do not only work to understand how patients' injuries impact them, but also how they can readjust them to resume their normal lives.

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Topics: Healthcare

5 Job Skills Everyone Needs in 2020

Posted by Brian Spence on May 7, 2020 10:37:35 AM

The world is changing quickly, and there are some very specific things every company is looking for in their existing employee base. Here are 5 Job Skills you need to be promotable in 2020.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement

Uber and Lyft Team Up With Unite Us for Health and Social Care

Posted by Brian Spence on May 4, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Our vulnerable populations need to make it to their doctor's appointments, but getting them there has always presented a problem. Without adequate transportation, those who need medical or behavioral care the most are missing appointments, or not making it to them when they need to the most. To solve this issue, Uber and Lyft have partnered with Unite Us in order to get transportation for those in need of non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT).

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How Can We Help Kids with Rhett Syndrome to Communicate?

Posted by Brian Spence on May 1, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Rhett syndrome is an X-chromosome anomaly. It is the second most common chromosomal anomaly affecting females. In fact, Rhett syndrome is primarily found in females, with 1 in 10,000 infants being diagnosed.

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Topics: Healthcare

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