Hot Jobs in Huntsville, TX – SLP, OT & PT

huntsvillePediaStaff has immediate openings for a full-time SLP, a full-time OT and a part-time PT to work in a thriving outpatient clinic in the vicinity of Huntsville, TX.

The gap is quickly closing between the bedroom communities of northern Houston and Huntsville!  Shopping, education, and real estate growth is alive and well in this area of Texas.  Our client sees a pediatric caseload in an outpatient setting for OT, PT and Speech.

Pay scale is above average for outpatient setting if you’re experienced.  Join this supportive and fun environment as you become a member of their team and flourish in their brand new location.

Please contact us for details or to be considered.  We also appreciate your referrals and pay incentive $$$!

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Hot Jobs: Outpatient Jobs Throughout Arkansas

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PediaStaff is are actively recruiting for a couple of growing multi-facility clinics in Arkansas that provide year round services to children in day care and pediatric settings.   Several positions are available throughout the northeast and northwestern parts of the state.

If you have obtained your Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology/Communications Disorders, Occupational Therapy or Physical Therapy and have a state license…then we need to talk! 

Here are some brief details: Supportive management with plenty of mentoship Schedule – Monday through Friday….NO nights, weekends, or holidays Salary based compensation – CFYs begin at $56,500…more with experience Robust Benefits…

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PT Corner: Everyday Tips and Tricks for PTs to Share with Parents

by Natalie Lopez, DPT

toys One of the main issues that I am concerned with as a pediatric physical therapist, is how parents can continue to practice the skills that I work on during our physical therapy sessions.  I always emphasize to parents that though I may work with their child 1-3 hours a week, they must continue practicing throughout the week in order to help their child reach their goals.   I also don’t like to overwhelm parents by giving them complicated activities that add to their busy days, so I try to come up with activities that they would encounter during a typical day. So with that, I wanted to give some examples of how pediatric physical therapy activities are all around us!

PT activity: Body awareness and single leg balance training Home activity: Walking around a room with toys and blankets on the floor How it relates:

  • Your child will develop improved standing balance and body awareness as they walk around a room with lots of objects on the floor.
  • They will have to look down to monitor their foot placement to make sure they don’t step on toys.
  • They will have to spend time standing on 1 leg if they have to take a larger step over larger objects or rolled blankets

PT Activity: Dynamic standing balance walking in tandem (walking along a line 1 foot in front of the other) Home Activity: Walking along any curbs you find! How it relates:

  • I love using curbs especially because they are all over the place!
  • Curbs that have grass on 1 side and the street on the other also provide good contrast to help your child pay attention to their foot placement
  • I still recommend being close to your child as they advance their balance
  • You can make this harder but placing cones or toys on the curb, encouraging your kiddo to step over them while keeping their balance

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Neonatal Health News: Poop Color Screening Could Prevent Infant Deaths

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[Source:  Medical Xpress]

Paying attention to the color of a newborn’s poop can mean the difference between life and death for babies with the rare liver disorder biliary atresia—the leading cause of liver transplants in children. The disease is almost universally heralded by white or clay-colored stools but is often diagnosed with woeful delays.

Now, research from the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center  reveals that a stool color screening card given to new parents and already proven to save lives and improve outcomes in Taiwan, could also mitigate the economic toll of the disease in the United States.

The findings, reported ahead of print in theJournal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, underscore the profound long-term impact of simple interventions, the investigators say, and should spark conversations and action among physicians, health insurers and health administrators toward developing national screening guidelines for biliary atresia (BA).

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Autism Corner: For Children With Autism, Opening a Door to Dental Care

[Source:  The New York Times Well Blog]

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Like many parents of children with autism, Nicole Brown feared she might never find a dentist willing and able to care for her daughter, Camryn Cunningham, now a lanky 13-year-old who uses words sparingly.

Finishing a basic cleaning was a colossal challenge, because Camryn was bewildered by the lights in her face and the odd noises from instruments like the saliva suctioner — not to mention how utterly unfamiliar everything was to a girl accustomed to routine. Sometimes she’d panic and bolt from the office.

Then in May, Ms. Brown, 45, a juvenile supervision officer, found Dr. Amy Luedemann-Lazar, a pediatric dentist in this suburb of Houston.

Unlike previous dentists, Dr. Luedemann-Lazar didn’t suggest that Camryn would need to be sedated or immobilized. Instead, she suggested weekly visits to help her learn to be cooperative, step by step, with lots of breaks so she wouldn’t be overwhelmed. Bribery helped. If she sat calmly for 10 seconds, her reward was listening to a snippet of a Beyoncé song on her sister’s iPod.

This month, Camryn sat still in the chair, hands crossed on her lap, for no less than 25 minutes through an entire cleaning — her second ever — even as purple-gloved hands hovered near her face, holding a noisy tooth polisher.

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