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Working As a School Healthcare Professional
Working as a healthcare professional in any field is demanding. Sometimes you just need an escape, preferably on a beach, laying in a hammock. A school setting allows nurses and therapists to have their summers free to relax and unwind, or to pick up an interesting travel assignment and become a Working Tourist. With fall already right around the corner, plan your next assignment in a school so you can plan your next holiday vacation too! There are plenty of job opportunities in school..
By Supplemental Health Care Jul 11, 2019
Expressing Yourself with Speech-Language Pathology
Blair Armstrong thought she had an idea of what she wanted to do when she started college. “I originally thought I would go into nursing and just happened to take a class called Language of the Mind. That class was what really got me thinking that it was what I wanted to do.” Once she graduated with her degree, she started looking for a job in the field of speech-language pathology.
By Katie Dashiell May 21, 2019
My SHC Story: Finding My Voice
I’m from a small town in Alabama. The kind of small town that when people ask you where it is, you try to reference larger towns nearby but no one has heard of those places either. It still takes three dirt roads to get to my childhood home, and the cable company just laughs at you when you ask when high speed internet is coming.
By Alex Acton May 16, 2019
Highlighting Better Hearing and Speech Month 2019
Beginning in 1927, the month of May has been promoted as Better Hearing and Speech Month (BHSM), by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Each year, ASHA aims to raise awareness about different hearing and speech problems encouraging individuals to take actions if a problem exists. This year’s campaign is "Communication Across the Lifespan," highlighting the important role communication plays at every stage of one’s life. Better Hearing and Speech Month is also an opportunity..
By Supplemental Health Care May 1, 2019
My SHC Story: Inspired by Occupational Therapy
I’ve been the caregiver of my Abuelo (grandfather) for the past five years, and 2018 was by far the toughest for us. Caring for a 95-year-old man that escaped a concentration camp run by the Castro regime and fled Cuba has been an interesting experience to say the least. He has been independent and stubborn all his life and still insists on using climbing ladders to change light bulbs and working on projects around the house. Some have joked that he is invincible, which is kind of true when we..
By Corey Wagner Apr 18, 2019
Occupational Therapy: "Living Life To Its Fullest"
Since 1980, the month of April has been designated as Occupational Therapy Month to coincide with the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Annual Conference and Expo. Those who have chosen occupational therapy as their career are performing a vitally important role in the lives of their patients by helping them maximize their abilities in the performance of everyday activities. Occupational therapists utilize a holistic approach in evaluating the skills and capabilities of..
By Supplemental Health Care Apr 2, 2019
Care More Spotlight: Speech-Language Pathology, A Family Affair
By the time he was in high school, Brandon Buckendorf, SLP-CCC was already helping his father at his private speech therapy practice. Like many children, he dreamed of following in his father’s footsteps and build a career helping others to speak and communicate. Dr. Bob Buckendorf had carved out a very successful career in both private practice and later as the Director of Speech Pathology at Oregon Health & Sciences University.
By Supplemental Health Care Mar 14, 2019
Six Benefits of In-Home Physical Therapy
One aspect of home health care that is growing without a lot of fanfare is home-based physical therapy. Like typical home health care services that support the elderly living independently longer, home-based PT is making it easier for therapy patients to receive their treatments. While there are drawbacks for in-home treatments, such as higher costs due to provider travel time and other reimbursements, many patients find that the benefits of in-home physical therapy outweigh any additional..
By Supplemental Health Care Feb 19, 2019
Working Tourist: From School Bus to Home
With a career traveling around as a home care physical therapist and actor, Ryan King wanted his home base to fit his adventurous lifestyle. Ryan had imagined building a tiny home for himself one day and he finally made his dream a reality last year. Although it wasn’t an easy journey, Ryan was able to convert a school bus into a portable home he can now travel with across the country.
By Katie Dashiell Jan 31, 2019
Hit the Road with the PT Compact
The PT Compact Progress So Far 2018 was an exciting year for the PT Compact. In January of last year, 15 states had introduced or passed legislation to join the PT Compact with another seven to follow throughout the year, bringing the total to 22 states electing to join the PT Compact by December. In July, the first three states, Missouri, North Dakota and Tennessee, began issuing compact privileges with the very first compact privilege purchased that same day. Oregon and Mississippi quickly..
By Carrie Hannah Jan 24, 2019