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Learn and connect with others who share your unique set of challenges and concerns and are looking for focused dialogue. Whether you’re a speech-language pathologist who works in a school, health care, or private practice setting, each conference focuses on the challenges you face in your practice setting.
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XCEPTIONALED, LLC Mergers With One Of Special Education's Leading Podcast Providers
XceptionalED, LLC (XED) has merged with the successful podcast productions and intellectual property of SpeechScience, Inc. The merger reinforces both companies’ ultimate goal of providing globally accessible, credible and timely information in their industries. Both companies focus on the special needs and rehabilitation industries while supporting the growing community of entrepreneurs.
An all-women company, XED offers online courses to support parents and professionals in special education through a unique shared economy marketplace.
SpeechScience, Inc. highlights information and leaders in the areas of speech-language pathology and assistive technology through weekly podcasts (SpeechScience Podcast hosts: Matt Hott MA, CCC-SLP and Lucas Steuber MA/MS, CCC-SLP and Talking With Tech hosts: Rachel Madel MA, CCC-SLP, Chris Bugaj MA CCC-SLP, and Lucas Steuber MS, CCC-SLP) and related
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App, Brief Intervention May Be Lifesaver For Suicidal Teens
A troubled teenager is hospitalized with suicidal thoughts. The patient is diagnosed, medicated, and counseled by a team of experts.
The teen is sent home a few days later, and the following week the parent finds the child’s bedsheets fashioned into a noose.
The scenario is tragically common in the field of psychiatry, which has long struggled to develop strategies to help adolescents cope with recurring thoughts of suicide in the weeks after leaving the hospital.
A preliminary study from UT Southwestern’s O’Donnell Brain Institute shows an intervention program that includes a personalized app could make a difference: Researchers found the rate of attempted suicides by teenagers who received the intervention was halved compared to those who received the standard care during their hospitalization.
“Those first few weeks between leaving the hospital and receiving outpatient care is a
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Military Personnel Show Brain Changes Similar To Those Seen In Retired Football Players With Suspected Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy
In a small study of military personnel who had suffered head trauma and had reported memory and mood problems, UCLA researchers found brain changes similar to those seen in retired football players with suspected chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative brain disease linked to repeated blows to the head.
Chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, occurs in people who have had multiple head injuries. Recent studies and headlines have focused on former football players who exhibited symptoms such as depression, confusion and mood swings. In later stages, CTE can lead to symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Currently, CTE can only be diagnosed after death, when examination of brain tissue reveals clumps of a protein called tau, which kills brain cells.
To aid in diagnosing CTE in living individuals, UCLA researchers are studying a molec