Posts Tagged 'education'

Understanding how changes in the DSM-IV and ICD-9-CM affect your life

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Understanding how the changes in the DMS-IV and ICD-9-CM affect your life can help you manage your own healthcare and education/ work situation.

Posted by Tanya Jan 24, 2012 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

The Impact of Our Words

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Our words carry so much meaning – sometimes even meaning that we don’t fully understand. Often times, we say things or use phrases that we’ve heard others use before but don’t have a solid understanding of the meaning behind it or the bigger message that we are sending by saying it.

Posted by Carolyn Mar 08, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Another Way that Exercise Benefits Children

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A study done on 171 school children aged 7 to 11, who were overweight showed that increasing their exercise also increased their math skills.

Posted by Tanya Mar 03, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

When Good People Say Bad Things

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It’s not uncommon that people ask me questions about disability. They know it’s what I spend the large majority of my time studying…so it only makes sense. But sometimes those conversations happen when I am least expecting it. Those unexpected conversations, though, always seem to be the best.

Posted by Carolyn Feb 08, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized 6 Comments

New University Program for Students with Intellectual Disabilities

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The University of Tennessee in Knoxville (UT) has a program starting in the fall of 2011 where students with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities and autism will be able to attend. The program will allow them to hold campus jobs, audit courses, and possibly live in the dorms. At the end of the two year program, the student will graduate with a vocational certificate, but the education and training during the program will be helpful in moving them on to full time jobs (on or off-campus) and living independently.

Posted by Blythe Jan 12, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

Get Off Your Knees: John Robinson Story

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The following video  highlights people with physical disabilities in their business career or educational experience. This short promotional video led to a national television documentary “Get Off Your Knees: John Robinson Story.”

Posted by Jennifer Green Jan 10, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Top Fitness Trends for 2011: Educated and Experienced Fitness Professionals

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As mentioned in the introductory post, for the first several weeks of the year I will be discussing the results of the ACSM survey regarding the top fitness trends for 2011.

Posted by Carolyn Jan 04, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized 14 Comments

Understanding Health Disparities

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As a student with a background in Kinesiology and a current focus in Disability Studies, I spend a lot of time thinking about how the two fields can be integrated. I ended up studying disability upon realizing how unprepared I was to provide services to people with disabilities in a fitness setting.

Posted by Carolyn Dec 03, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Inclusive Figure Skating Programs: The New “Cutting Edge”

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Figure skating season is in full swing. It’s one of my favorite times of the year…a new competition to watch almost every weekend. Memories come flooding back in, and I always have a persistent urge to get back out on the ice. Figure skating taught me so many things physically, psychologically, and socially. As corny as it sounds, it has definitely shaped who I am. I think most importantly, for a girl who was sometimes shy, a bit self conscious, and often so wrapped up in her own thoughts, figure skating was a way for me to release and express myself.

Posted by Carolyn Nov 16, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized 2 Comments

From Accessible to Inclusive: The Story of a University Ice Arena

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You know how there are some stories that you use over and over, no matter how old they are, because they illustrate a point so well? For me, one of those stories is that of a university student who wanted to attend hockey games with his fellow students. Essentially the story goes like this…

Posted by Carolyn Nov 02, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments