Independence Health & Therapy Notebook

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Since 1949, May has been recognized as Mental Health Awareness Month, with the goal of raising awareness of those living with mental or behavioral health issues. About half of Americans will meet the criteria for a diagnosable mental health condition sometime in their...

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3 Things to Know about Speech Therapy

3 Things to Know about Speech Therapy

Speech is an expression of thoughts and feelings using articulate sounds. A speech disorder or communication disorder is when normal speech is disrupted and communication using spoken words is blocked. Speech therapy is the assessment and treatment of communications...

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The Power of Generosity – An Interview with Sheldon Clark

The Power of Generosity – An Interview with Sheldon Clark

What role does generosity play in your life? What motivates you to give of your time, talents, and resources? Our Executive Director, John Buckley, had the privilege of sitting down with our long-time board member and advocate, Sheldon Clark, to discuss this topic and hear from his perspective the power of generosity.

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3 Ways Occupational Therapy Can Help You

3 Ways Occupational Therapy Can Help You

For most people, daily activities like tying a shoe, writing a note, or taking a walk can be completed with little to no effort. When everyday tasks become difficult, occupational therapy (OT) may be able to help. Occupational therapy is based on activities that...

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October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month

When parents first receive the news that their child has Down Syndrome (DS), it can be scary. Most of the fear comes from the unknowns. Sharing stories that raise awareness can help to calm the fear, give courage to face the challenges, and allow room to experience...

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