May is Better Speech and Hearing Month!

From our Friends at Black Bear Academy

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) designates May as “Better Speech and Hearing Month.”  Hearing, speech and language are all vital components of communication and play very important roles in both learning and teaching.  Speech pathologists and Audiologists use thisRead more

 

Boost Your Mood With Your Food

by David Modica

It’s been proven that consuming a well-balanced diet of clean, whole foods can assist you in overcoming physical and emotional fatigue. A strategically placed snack may provide you with the boost you need to get through your next set of Monday blues.  

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Five Tips for Helping Your Child Learn Self-Control

By Jennifer Gibson, PsyD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Have you felt frustrated by your child interrupting your conversations? Does your child have difficulty waiting his turn with friends? Does your child continue to touch objects in your house that you have told her not to? LearningRead more

 

Occupational Therapy: Living Life To Its Fullest™

Courtesy of Black Bear Academy

April is occupational therapy awareness month! It is important to know the meaning behind what OT’s do and how they promote your child’s daily sense of success. Occupational therapists work with individuals to promote engagement in meaningful everyday life activitiesRead more

 

Spring Break Travel Tips

Jennifer Gibson, PsyD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

As spring break approaches, many students and their families are anticipating some time away.  Part of planning for a trip involves preparing for potential problem situations beforehand.  Because kids tend to misbehave when they need attention or direction, focusingRead more

 

Heart Healthy Tips

From Swedish Covenant Hospital

Swedish Covenant Hospital continues our commitment of promoting heart health to patients and the community. We asked some of our board-certified physicians, certified trainers and dietitians what heart healthy advice they practice. Here’s what they shared

Take time out for yourself. 
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Cardiologist Offers Heart Healthy Advice

February is American Heart Month. We sat down with Dr. Steve Attanasio, a board-certified cardiologist with Swedish Covenant Medical Group, to gain insight on how to best take care of your heart.

What’s the most important thing to know about heart health?

Cardiovascular disease remains theRead more

 

Ways to Build Self Esteem

By Jennifer Gibson, PsyD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Often times, parents share with me that they are unsure how to build self-esteem in their children or that they are concerned about their children’s self-esteem.  Once the holiday season has passed and the last half of theRead more

 

Acupuncture and the Cold and Flu Season

by Bridget Schrank

Cold and flu season is officially upon us as we enter into the winter months. As we all know too well, having a cold or flu can deplete our energy reserves resulting in a disruption in our daily routines. Too often weRead more

 

Goals for the New Year

By Jennifer Gibson, PsyD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

The cover of several magazines read, “New year, new you!”  What would you like to accomplish in the next year for yourself?  How would you like to improve?  Research suggests less than 10% of people are successful inRead more