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Hot Job: Outpatient Pediatric SLP – Novato, CA

Call Today at 866-733-4278 or   Click HERE to Apply 

We are seeking an independent Speech-Language Pathologist to join a group of seasoned practitioners in this private practice in Novato.

*  Part time needed:  1.5 – 2 days a week on your schedule
*  Join an existing team of OT and Speech Language Pathologists as the caseloads are growing.
*  Flexible Schedule and pay options are W2 or Independent Contractor
*  Apply now and our California-Based Recruiter will call with details.

Qualifications: Must hold appropriate Degree in Communications Sciences Disorders or Speech Language Pathology, and a current state license (or be eligible for same).

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Hot Job: Supervising SLP – Dallas/Fort Worth, TX

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Supervising Speech Language-Pathologist needed in the Dallas area (Lancaster, Oak Cliff, Cedar Hill) part time and possibly building to full time.

*  Hours and days are flexible (busiest times are between 8-1PM and 3-6PM)  but typically the therapists work Monday through Thursday and leaves Friday open for documentation, makeup visits, evaluations, etc….
*  The children range in age from 2-10 and have diagnoses such as developmental delays, autism, sensory processing, Down’s Syndrome and CP.
*  Visits are 30 minutes and they pay per visit.  Per visit rates are all inclusive which includes the visit, documentation and drive time.
*  Pay dependent on experience.
*  This is supervision only unless you would like to treat as well

Qualifications: Must hold a Masters Degree in Speech Language Pathology or Communication Disorders; a current state license (or eligible) if applicable.  Bilingual preferred but not required as one of the assistants has a bilingual caseload.  CCC’s required

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Scientists Create Artificial Womb That Could Help Prematurely Born Babies

[Source:  NPR.org]

Scientists have created an “artificial womb” in the hopes of someday using the device to save babies born extremely prematurely.

So far the device has only been tested on fetal lambs. A study published Tuesday involving eight animals found the device appears effective at enabling very premature fetuses to develop normally for about a month.

“We’ve been extremely successful in replacing the conditions in the womb in our lamb model,” says Alan Flake, a fetal surgeon at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia who led the study published in the journal Nature Communications.

“They’ve had normal growth. They’ve had normal lung maturation. They’ve had normal brain maturation. They’ve had normal development in every way that we can measure it,” Flake says.

Flake says the group hopes to test the device on very premature human babies within three to five years.

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Study Backs Therapeutic Benefits Of Horseback Riding

[Source:  Disability Scoop]

Horseback riding is frequently offered for people with developmental disabilities and now a new analysis suggests that the activity really does have a therapeutic benefit.

In a review of existing studies, researchers found that horseback riding interventions helped boost strength, balance and other skills for both children and adults with a range of physical and developmental disabilities.

Equine-assisted activities “are clearly a viable intervention option for participants with impairments in balance, gross and fine motor function, gait, spasticity and coordination,”

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Scientists Identify How the Brain Predicts Speech

[Source:  Medical X-Press]

An international collaboration of neuroscientists has shed light on how the brain helps us to predict what is coming next in speech.

In the study, publishing on April 25 in the open access journal PLOS Biology scientists from Newcastle University, UK, and a neurosurgery group at the University of Iowa, USA, report that they have discovered mechanisms in the brain’s auditory cortex involved in processing speech and predicting upcoming words, which is essentially unchanged throughout evolution. Their research reveals how individual neurons coordinate with neural populations to anticipate events, a process that is impaired in many neurological and psychiatric disorders such as dyslexia, schizophrenia and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

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