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Get Inspired During Helen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness Week

June 23, 2017 | 4:18pm
Today, many children who are born deaf or blind have access to amazing support to help them navigate the world. Similarly, those who suffer loss of hearing or sight later in life have numerous resources to help them overcome communication barriers introduced by their new reality. It's unlikely that those Read More

Campus Diversity’s Benefits Extend Beyond the Classroom

June 21, 2017 | 4:20pm
At college, not all of your education happens inside the classroom. You may spend a large portion of your time in lectures and labs mastering the content on your syllabus, but the lessons you learn outside the classroom walls will have great value for you long after you graduate. When choosing a school, considering those Read More

The Scoop on College Application Letters of Recommendation

June 20, 2017 | 9:00am
Applying for a health professional program is no easy task. It means filling out multiple applications (unless your programs of interest use a CAS), collecting transcripts and finalizing your resume. Another key part of the application process? The reference letters. References, also sometimes called letters of recommendation, are one of the Read More

4 Health Care Careers that Promote Low Stress Living

June 15, 2017 | 2:51pm
While a completely stress-free life is impossible (and not very healthy — our bodies need some stress!), there are many health care careers that focus on reducing patients' stress levels to help them live healthier lives. Prospective health care professionals who enjoy living a low stress lifestyle themselves and are Read More

Make the Music to Your Ears a Little Softer

June 14, 2017 | 9:00am
Your hearing is probably not something you have thought about since you took hearing tests in elementary school, but hearing loss is a very real concern. It’s not just a problem for older people either. In the United States, the prevalence of hearing loss in adolescents increased by 31% between Read More

Spotlight on Psychologists

June 13, 2017 | 9:00am
Chances are very high that you know at least one person who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. This is the most common psychiatric consequence of trauma. We see it in first responders, victims of sexual or physical abuse and veterans, among others. While June has been deemed PTSD Read More

Change Your Perspective on a Summer Road Trip

June 8, 2017 | 9:00am
In an article about the invaluable lessons that traveling teaches, Amanda Machado reflects back on a trip to the country where her father was born. "That month in Ecuador did more for my character, education and sense of identity than any other experience in my early life," reflects Machado. Have Read More

Communicating the Value of Your Internship

June 7, 2017 | 9:00am
Summer is exciting because it means some time off of classes and a break from studying, but it's also a great opportunity to gain experience during an internship since your schedule is more flexible while you're on break. But how exactly will your internship experience fit on your resume? Break Read More

Is a Career in Communication Sciences and Disorders a Good Fit for You?

June 6, 2017 | 9:00am
Learning how to help someone communicate is an incredibly rewarding experience, both for the health care professional and for the patient. Like Annie Sullivan helped Helen Keller, those who work in communication sciences and disorders help patients of all ages and backgrounds who have speech, language or hearing disorders. The Read More

Have You Made Your Summer Reading List?

May 31, 2017 | 9:00am
Summer is coming and we couldn't be more ready for it! After a full semester of studying, this more relaxed season is a great time to catch up on reading, both for pleasure and for professional development. To help, we've created a list of books that's a great mix of Read More
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