Category Archives: Psych

PediaStaff Interview Tip of the Week: Phone Interviews

Many times a telephone interview is conducted for contract or temporary positions, in lieu of a face-to-face meeting.  Although a contract job is not a “commitment for life,” the employer holding the phone will be looking for a strong indication … Continue reading


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Worth Repeating: How Playing Music Changes the Learning Brain

[Source:  Mind Shift] by George Hicks, WBUR CommonHealth Blog Remember “Mozart Makes You Smarter”? A 1993 study of college students showed them performing better on spatial reasoning tests after listening to a Mozart sonata. That led to claims that listening to Mozart … Continue reading


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Blend Nature into School Playgrounds to Reduce Stress, Improve Attention

[Source: Psych Central] School playgrounds that feature natural habitats and trees do more than just provide a unique outdoor adventure as researchers discover the environment can reduce children’s stress and inattention. University of Colorado Boulder researchers also found that working … Continue reading


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Pediatric Therapy Corner: Visible and Invisible Disabilities: On being a Reluctant Ambassador

by Lucas Steuber, MA-T, MS SLP/CF I  have a disability. It’s kind of a silly one. Are you ready? I’m colorblindSpecifically, I have an M-Cone Reduction Deuteranomaly, which about 1.2 percent of men have and 0.02% of women. The gender difference is … Continue reading


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Worth Repeating: That’s Not Autism: It’s Simply a Brainy, Introverted Boy

Editor’s Note:  Thank You to Ann Purcell Best of the School-Based Speech and Language Therapy Group on Facebook for the link to this excerpt.  Diagnosis is never an easy answer.  What do YOU think of this article. [Source: Salon.com] by Enrico … Continue reading


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