How Telehealth Will Save Rural Health Clinics and Rural Hospitals Money

Rural health clinics (RHCs) and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) can save significant amounts of money and staff time by properly utilizing telehealth services, among other benefits. Many people were forced into using telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic, as 27 percent of people used telehealth for the first time when surveyed at the end of May, including numerous seniors. Many of these people would not have tried telehealth before, but of those that have 79 percent said they would continue to use it after the pandemic. Continue Reading →

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Integration Station Becomes the First Certified Autism Center™ in Charlotte

Integration Station, based in Charlotte, NC, has received the Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) designation from the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). The CAC designation is awarded to organizations whose staff have completed training and certification in in best practices when working with children and individuals with autism and other disorders through IBCCES.

Integration Station (IS) specializes in the delivery of occupational therapy for children experiencing a variety of challenges that impact their daily routines. Many of its clients experience sensory processing difficulties, delays in motor development, and have neurological or genetic disorders that impact their journeys through life. By undergoing additional autism-specific training, the goal is for their team is better equipped to assist all their patients. Continue Reading →

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Teletherapy and Materials for Speech-Language-Pathologists

Using proper materials in teletherapy (or telepractice) can make a significant difference in the gains made by patients of a speech-language pathologist (SLP).

A speech-language pathologist (SLP) plays a significant role in the lives of children who need help with language and communication. Whether working in schools or in a private practice, SLPs have the opportunity to take their services online with a teletherapy practice. Continue Reading →

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Why Autism Certification is Crucial for Critical Access Hospitals

Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) play a significant role in providing primary and preventative care in rural areas that are underserved. Currently, there are 4,500 RHCs and 1,350 CAHs nationwide.

It is critical that these facilities are able to provide services for people on the autism spectrum, as this is a huge area of need in this country.

“In addition to a diminished presence of and access to minimally adequate care for rural areas, there is a lack of evidence-based practices for identifying and providing services for individuals with ASD (Rhoades et al., 2007). This combination of factors contributes to a variety of unfavorable outcomes for affected children who live in rural locations, such as delays in developmental screening and diagnosis as well as fewer available interventions, which can lead to comparatively worse educational and functional outcomes.”- Rural Trends in Diagnosis and Services for Autism Spectrum Disorder, NCBI Continue Reading →

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Brain Balance of Fort Worth is Now a Board Certified Cognitive Center

Brain Balance Achievement Center in Fort Worth, TX, has earned Board Certified Cognitive Center (BCCC) designation, granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). The BCCC designation requires that at least 80% of student-facing staff at each location complete a professional training and certification program through IBCCES that focuses on best practices when working with students with anxiety, autism, ADHD, and dyslexia. Continue Reading →

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The Rise of Autism in the Middle East: Where to get Training?

Autism is on the rise in the Middle East and there is a massive shortage of trained professionals to work with these children.

True Prevalence Largely a Mystery; Awareness and Rates are Rising

There is a distinct lack of reliable numbers on diagnosis in the Middle East for autism and other related disorders, partially due to the lack of clinics and qualified medical personnel to work with them and diagnose them. Continue Reading →

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Brain Balance of Lubbock has Earned the Board Certified Cognitive Center Designation

Brain Balance Achievement Center in Lubbock, Texas has been designated as a Board Certified Cognitive Center (BCCC) by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). This designation is given to organizations where at least 80% of student-facing staff have completed a professional training and certification program on anxiety, dyslexia, autism and ADHD. Continue Reading →

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