Assistive Technology: Tools to Improve Every Day Living

Assistive Technology: Tools to Improve Every Day Living

Assistive Technology for Aging, Speech Disabilities, Mobility and More Most Americans want to stay in their homes as they age. Not a bad plan, but what if your home doesn’t fit you as well as it once did? Often, aging can be accompanied by a change in

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Wireless Technology Takes Hearing Aids to New Levels

Wireless Technology Takes Hearing Aids to New Levels

by Annette Pinder Hearing loss may not be something people want to contemplate, but it is more common than many people may think. Hearing deficits may occur from birth or be acquired due to injury or prolonged exposure to loud noises. The National Institute on Deafness and

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Coffee As a Pathway to Peace

Coffee As a Pathway to Peace

Working with the Coffee Quality Institute to create architectural-design standards for coffee facilities that accommodate people with disabilities By David Hill It sounds strange. And yet, on an island in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, that’s exactly what’s percolating. University at Buffalo researchers are working with

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Floortime Therapy for Children with Autism

Floortime Therapy for Children with Autism

By Amy Pinder, MA, CCC-SLP Floortime therapy does not necessarily entail spending time on the floor with your child – but it could! Floortime therapy is a key component of the DIR model, developed by Dr. Stanley Greenspan and Dr. Serena Wieder. Using this approach, caregivers and

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Health Benefits of Meditation

Health Benefits of Meditation

Anyone can practice meditation Meditation is often trumped as a means to reducing stress and restoring healthy function in the body. While meditation might once have been considered a New Age treatment, in recent years it has developed into a mainstream practice supported by both traditional and

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