Pediatric Clinical Lead – Oklahoma City, OK

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Established Pediatric Clinic in the Oklahoma City area is growing and looking for an experienced SLP to join their team and lead the Speech-Language Pathology services.   Under a new name, they are providing “mission-based” therapy services…dedicated to serving the under-served Spanish-speaking kids of the community!  With 2 clinics in the area…their reach is targeted and directed.  You can join an established team and help lead them to new heights.

The Bilingual Clinical Lead SLP position is for an experienced SLP (minimum of 3 years experience required) who is looking to direct and lead the day to day work of the Bilingual Speech-Language Pathologists.  You would help develop a “patient-centered” approach to enhancing the lives of the youngsters you work with.  NO marketing or scheduling….there are professionals who take care of that. 

Here’s some other details: Clinic hours are from 8:00 AM until 7:00 PM (flexibility of schedule is offered) 2 Clinic locations about 15 minutes apart Notes done electronically Six-figured compensation for the right experienced Bilingual SLP MUST have a minimum of a masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology/Communications Disorders, an OK SLP License (or eligible) Need to have leadership/development skills and mindsetCall today for more details.  Please forward an updated copy or your resume in MS Word format for review and discussion during the call.  Confidential Interviews will be set up quickly for qualified/interested therapists! 

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Steps to Managing Big Emotions: Printable Poster

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[Source: Childhood 101]

Whenever I ask parents what their biggest parenting struggle is, patience is always right there at the top of the list. We struggle to keep our cool in all sorts of situations – when we are rushing to get everyone out the door, when we have asked our child 272 times to do something, when they whine and whinge, when siblings squabble, and the list goes on.

Often it is when our children are having the most trouble keeping their cool that we also lose ours. Which we all know is pretty unhelpful in the scheme of things, especially as our children are watching and learning from everything we do. And managing big emotions is hard when you are two or four or six or sixteen. In fact at times it can be hard, whatever age you are!

Being prepared with a strategy for helping children through those times when they are experiencing big or overwhelming emotions such as anger, frustration, jealousy or embarrassment, is one way to help both you and them to work through those emotions more effectively. It’s not about teaching our children that their emotions aren’t important or valid, or that they must be hidden or suppressed, but it is about helping them to find socially acceptable ways to express and deal with their emotions – most importantly, in ways that don’t hurt others.

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Rett Syndrome Treatment May Lie in Targeting ‘Long Genes’

[Source: Medical News Today]

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A new study suggests targeting long genes could be a new treatment avenue for the devastating childhood disorder Rett Syndrome. The authors found that lack of the MeCP2 protein that is the hallmark of the disease causes subtle – but widespread – overexpression of long genes with functions important for the brain.

Rett Syndrome is caused by the absence of MeCP2, a protein that regulates the expression of genes.

Rett Syndrome is a brain development disease that begins to show symptoms within the first 12-18 months. The disease, which almost exclusively affect girls, involves a loss of intellectual, social and motor skills, accompanied by autistic behaviors, such as repetitive movement of the hands.

While it is believed that Rett Syndrome does not severely damage cognitive function, the disease deprives children of speech, hand use, and often the ability to walk. As development ensues, it brings anxiety, seizures, tremors, breathing difficulties, and severe gastrointestinal problems.

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Study Finds 17% of College Students Misuse ADHD Drugs

[Source: Medical News Today]

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At college, students can come under a lot of pressure to achieve good results, but, unfortunately, a large number may be resorting to risky methods to deal with expectations. A recent literature review reports that 1 in 6 college students misuse stimulant medications prescribed for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

There is a widespread belief that stimulant ADHD medicine can improve academic achievement, despite a lack of any scientific evidence demonstrating its success in people without ADHD.

These common medications, including Ritalin and Adderall, are Schedule II controlled substances, placing them in the same legal bracket as substances such as cocaine and methamphetamine. According to the study, 17% of students are also risking legal trouble as well as health problems.

Study author Kari Benson from the University of South Carolina (USC) first became aware of this drug misuse when studying social impairment in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as a sophomore.

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Avoid ‘Overvaluing’ Your Child to Prevent Narcissism

[Source:  Medical News Today]

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If you want to avoid having narcissistic children, do not “overvalue” them. That is the take-home message of a new study from researchers at The Ohio State University in Columbus and the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands, published in theProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

“People with high self-esteem think they’re as good as others, whereas narcissists think they’re better than others,” says study co-author Brad Bushman.

The researchers undertook the study in an effort to understand the origins of narcissism. They claim that theirs is the first prospective study to investigate how narcissism develops over time.

The team recruited 565 children in the Netherlands and their parents. The children were aged between 7 and 11 when the study began. Participants completed standardized psychological research surveys four times over the course of the study, with a 6-month interval between each survey.

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