Monthly Archives: October 2018

SD Real Estate Sees Some Legislative Changes

South Dakota real estate agents and appraisers will see several changes in the way they do things. According to the Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan, the South Dakota legislative rules committee made the following changes to real estate licenses. “The Department of Labor and Regulation Appraiser Certification Program amended rules to comply with changes in […]

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SLPs Encourage Parents to Take Turns When Speaking to Youngsters

Babies inspire schmoopie baby-talk from even the most straight-laced of us. We can’t help ourselves. And some of this is okay, they visibly respond to our high voices, silly faces, and nonsense words and sounds. But a recent article on HealthLine suggests that babies’ and toddlers’brain development gets more stimulation by listening to adult pattern […]

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Texas Moves to Revamp Licensing Requirements for OTs and Others

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation is “on the cusp of having one of the largest occupational licensing deregulations in the state’s history.” According to an article on the Cleburne [Texas] Times-Review, “The umbrella agency has cut 22 license types since 2013, and the TDLR wants to make more changes:…standardizing all license terms and […]

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US Healthcare Jobs Continue to Grow

An article in Inc.com indicates that the physical therapy industry continues to be almost bullet-proof in the current economy. According to the August 2018 jobs report, employers in the US added 201,000 jobs, 33,000 of which were healthcare provider positions such as physical therapists and physical therapist assistants. Nationwide, the overall unemployment rate was 3.9%, […]

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Your Continuing Nursing Education Dictionary

If you haven’t been in nursing school for a while, or even if you have, some of the more technical terms in the field of continuing nursing education might seem a little “out there” and difficult to parse out. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing recently published an article that defines various terms within […]

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FL and IN Make Mental Health Awareness a Continuing Legal Education Priority

Following the lead of the American Bar Association, more state and local bar associations are taking a hard look at including mental health issues in their required continuing legal education curriculi. According to an article in the Jacksonville Daily Record, the Jacksonville Bar Association is moving beyond the efforts of the Florida Bar and the […]

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Upcoming CE Opportunity for NY Real Estate Agents – October 10

The Brownstoner is reporting on a unique continuing education opportunity for New York real estate agents. “The Brownstoner and QNS Real Estate Conference focuses on changing neighborhoods and strategies for developers and brokers of residential property in Brooklyn and Queens. It takes place Wednesday, October 10 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Brooklyn Expo Center […]

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Smaller School Districts Struggle to Find, Hire, and Keep SLPs

The Winters, CA school district isn’t terribly unusual. It’s a cute little farming community within easy driving distance of both San Francisco and Lake Tahoe. It has some surprisingly good restaurants in a vibrant downtown area, and is a stone’s throw from a major university and the state capital. But like a lot of other […]

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Occupational Therapist Jobs Safe from Automation

Automation can be a pain in the tush. It works great in factories, but checking out of the supermarket’s self-checkout is another story. However, aside from my issues over whether or not I placed my “unexpected items” in the bag correctly, it does seem to be the way of the future. The Hechinger Report  recently […]

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APTA Says Proposed Evaluation and Management Payment Plan a Danger to Sicker Patients

The American Physical Therapy Association is one of 150+ organizations that has formally asked the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to reconsider its proposed “Patients Over Paperwork” efforts. While there is almost universal praise for the idea of putting patients’ well-being above bureaucracy, a lot of folks are aghast at the short-sighted idea that […]

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