Urgent Care or the Emergency Room when you have Autism?

The emergency room is a stressful environment for just about everyone, especially for people on the autism spectrum. Watching the hustle and bustle of the medical staff and patients can make anyone feel on edge. Even if you’re not coping with a life-threatening emergency and are neurotypical, the atmosphere of a waiting room in the emergency ward can be overwhelming — and overstimulating. Continue Reading →

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Autism and the Emergency Department (ED): Why it’s Important

Research shows that emergency department visits are 30 percent higher for children who have ASD and 70 percent higher for teens between 15 to 18 years old with ASD. For diagnosed adults, their ED encounters are twice as high as adults without ASD.

The emergency room (ER) is often a place of stress for most people. However, this stress skyrockets for those diagnosed with ASD.

The National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs in 2009-10 found that “caregivers of children with ASD were more likely to report difficulty utilizing services, lack of shared decision making and care coordination, and adverse family impact as compared to caregivers of children with developmental disabilities, mental health conditions, or both.”  Continue Reading →

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Why Subscription and Free ASHA CEUs Aren’t Enough for SLPs

How do speech language pathologists make sure their professional opinion is valued and respected when they gain an extra area of expertise?

As a speech-language pathologist, obtaining continuing education units (CEUs) is an important part of staying relevant and credible and keeping up with ASHA requirements. SLP CEUs allow you to continue refining your skills, become an expert in your field, and shape yourself as a well-rounded, professional who will stand out from the rest of the market. Continue Reading →

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20 Reasons SLP Clients Will Still Demand Teletherapy Options

The demand for speech-language pathologists that can give quality teletherapy has gone from a few early adopters to a wide portion of the therapy population almost overnight with stay at home orders and other precautions.

 Now that many clients have been forced to make the jump to teletherapy, they are starting to consider whether or not coming in for regular therapy needs to happen every time when there’s a plethora of advantages to the client of why teletherapy is a good option and treatment outcomes have been shown to be very similar. Continue Reading →

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Top 3 Ways Savvy Professionals Use Their IBCCES Credentials

IBCCES Digital Badge:

Digital badges are a powerful tool that allows professionals to share their accomplishments across the web. Each digital badge is unique to the user and verifies that that person has completed the rigorous process of becoming IBCCES-certified. Digital badges allow the user to store, access and securely share their credentials and are always verified and current. Continue Reading →

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What to Expect:TSA Precheck & Screening Tips

Disability Branch, Office of Civil Rights & Liberties, Ombudsman, and Traveler Engagement

The Transportation Security Administration is committed to ensuring access and serving all individuals with disabilities with Respect and Dignity.  We hope this guidance will facilitate your security checkpoint screening experience.

If you are enrolled in a trusted traveler program (TSA Precheck, Global Entry, NEXUS, SENTRI), enter your Known Traveler Number or PASS ID when making airline reservations.  When you check in for a flight, look for the TSA Precheck boarding pass indicator.

The following information is provided to assist travelers using the Standard Screening lanes or the TSA Precheck (TSA Pre✓®) lanes.  For additional security screening information, please visit the Special Procedures page on TSA.gov. Continue Reading →

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Top 5 HIPAA Compliant Teletherapy Platforms

Choosing the best teletherapy solution can be tricky. Here are a few questions to consider with choosing a platform or software that is HIPAA compliant. The goal of using these platforms is to ensure continuity of services, additional telepractice certification options are available through IBCCES to provide best practices to provide optimal virtual services. Continue Reading →

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