Man With Down Syndrome Reaches Historic First By Completing Ironman

[Source: CNN]

Special Olympics athlete Chris Nikic crossed the finish line on Saturday to become the first person with Down syndrome to complete an Ironman triathlon.

Guinness World Records recognized Nikic’s achievement after he finished a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride and a 26.2-marathon run at the Ironman Florida competition in Panama City Beach.

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Children Face Extensive Wait Times for Costly Private Mental Health Support

[Source:  Medical X-Press]

Parents are facing extensive wait times and substantial out-of-pocket costs when seeking private mental health support for their children, according to a new study.

The research led by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) and published in the Journal of Pediatrics and Child Health, has highlighted the strain on private mental  practices, finding one third were closed to new referrals.

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Hot, New Job! Pediatric SLP – Bentonville, AR

Call Today at 866-733-4278, text us at 662-524-9099, or   Click HERE to Apply

Walmart put this city on the map, but Bentonville, AR is much more.  Bentonville is where modern progress meets rich history, where the arts meet innovation, and where companies meet communities. A town you can explore with all of your senses: from fresh air in the Ozarks, to fresh cuisine on your plate.  PediaStaff is looking for a full-time Speech-Language Pathologist for a clinic that is the only provider in the state to offer a full continuum of diverse therapeutic services to ensure families are not having to bounce from provider to provider to get the necessary services for their children. The Speech-Language Pathologist will see kids in the clinic and in their natural settings.

*   The Speech-Language Pathologist will conduct patient assessments and evaluations to determine central or peripheral disorders of speech, language, voice and/or swallowing
*   Children range in age from birth to 21
*   The Speech-Language Pathologist will treat kiddos both in the clinic and their natural settings – about a 50/50 mix with travel distance maximum would be 30 miles
*   Defines patient’s degree and type of speech, language, voice and swallowing impairment by selecting and administering the most appropriate test instruments
*   Communicate with physicians and other health care providers to confirm and establish plans of care
*   The Speech-Language Pathologist will provide speech therapy guidance, support and education during patient sessions
*   Document daily sessions and complete evaluations within 24-72 hours of service provided
*   Ensure documentation meets and upholds Medicaid compliance and set regulations
*   Attend IEP and IFSP conferences as needed to ensure transitions are in place for the patient being served
*   Work collaboratively with other therapists to develop the best treatment plan for each youngster
*   Pay is per billable hour
*   The Speech-Language Pathologist will have a lot of flexibility for scheduling
*   Clinic hours are 8:00 – 5:00, with the possibility of a couple of late nights getting out around 7:00 PM
*   After 60 days you are eligible for benefits, Medical, Dental, Vision, life insurance.  50% of medical benefits are paid by the employer with low premiums, deductibles & co-pays

Qualified Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist candidates for this amazing opportunity will have a minimum of a Master’s Degree or greater in Speech-Language Pathology or Communicative Disorders; have an Arkansas SLP License (or be eligible) and have a desire to really make a difference.
*  You will need at least 1 year of pediatric experience as a licensed SLP
*  Individual must pass a criminal background, child/adult maltreatment, and FBI checks
*  Ability to drive and provide own transportation to schools, patients’ homes and child care centers

PediaStaff provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, PediaStaff complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company does business.

PediaStaff is a WBENC National WBE Certified women-owned business.

…IT’S ALL ABOUT THE CHOICES!

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Hot, New Job! School-Based SLP – Austin, TX

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New opening available full time for the remainder of the school year. This position is available to a Speech-Language Pathologist with their CCCs on the Southwest side of Austin.

*Previous experience with pediatrics or in a school-based setting strongly preferred
*As a Speech-Language Pathologist, you’ll evaluate students using appropriate testing materials, clinical observations and assessment tools to determine eligibility for speech therapy.
*You’ll attend ARD meetings, complete IEPs and execute your therapy plan for students in both individual and small group settings
*Be prepared to work both in person and remotely on a video platform
*You’ll communicate with parents, faculty and students to inform and interpret treatment and results
*Caseload is elementary and middle school students with mostly mild to moderate disabilities

Qualifications: You will need to have an appropriate Degree in Communications Sciences Disorders or Speech-Language Pathology, and a current state license (or be eligible for same)

PediaStaff delivers flexible staffing solutions in pediatric and educational based settings. We offer excellent hourly rates and Per Diem based on IRS eligibility. In addition:

* Full-time employees receive nationally recognized medical insurance and 401K with employer contributions
* We offer allowances for continuing education, licensure, malpractice, and relocation
* You may choose our optional summer pay program for school-based professionals
* Our select team of Clinical Resource Specialists is available to help ensure your success. You are not alone when you are on assignment with PediaStaff

PediaStaff provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, PediaStaff complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company does business.

PediaStaff is a WBENC National WBE Certified women-owned business.

…IT’S ALL ABOUT THE CHOICES!

Call Today at 866-733-4278, text us at 662-524-9099, or   Click HERE to Apply


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Hot, New Job! Pediatric SLP – Tacoma, WA

Call Today at 866-733-4278, text us at 662-524-9099, or   Click HERE to Apply

Looking to feel more like part of a team while working? We have a fabulous opportunity for a full-time pediatric experienced Speech-Language Pathologist to work with a pediatric therapy clinic. This is a wonderful multidisciplinary clinic, and this location is a vibrant and dynamic site. We prefer a therapist with a few years of pediatric experience. The ideal candidate will be able to start in January.

*  You will be treating at two pediatric clinic sites
*  Children treated range from newborn to age 17, and we need someone willing to do the full age range, although they will try to tailor caseload to therapist’s preferences
*  Speech-Language Pathologists with feeding experience are preferred
*  This is a great team environment where everyone is encouraged to learn and grow together
*  The benefits here are fantastic!

Qualifications: You will need to hold a degree in Speech-Language Pathology and a current state license (or be eligible for same). We are looking for someone with great pediatric experience!

The clinic covers medical, dental and vision for their therapists. Also included is a generous PTO plan, ten paid federal holidays, continuing education, and additional benefits in second year of service.

…IT’S ALL ABOUT THE CHOICES!

Call Today at 866-733-4278, text us at 662-524-9099, or   Click HERE to Apply


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