In episode 3 of the series, we take a look at what electric current is (it basically the flow of electrons through a wire) and at how electric current is measured. We then examine the different ways that electric current flows in series and parallel circuits.
In this episode, we examine how lights, switches, and other electrical devices are all connected either in series or in parallel with each other. How do they wire up the lights in your house so that in some rooms the light switch turns on only one light but in other rooms the light switch switches on two (or more) lights? And how is everything wired up so as to allow us to turn the lights on and off in different rooms independently of one another?
In this episode, we take a detailed look at where our electricity comes from: thermal and hydroelectric power stations, wind farms, and solar farms. We also examine the advantages and disadvantages of these sources of electricity.
Motor symptoms in Parkinson, such as slowness of movement, rigidity, and tremor have long been the focus of identification, assessment, and treatment with rehab as well as with medications and surgery. However, some of the earliest symptoms to appear ?the non-motor issues impact speech, language, and cognition and are often overlooked until these symptoms become more pronounced and visible. In this video seminar, international Parkinson expert, John Dean provides clinical answers on how to help clients with symptoms that are not responsive to pharmacological or surgical intervention. This workshop is a fast-moving intensive look at a range of common communication and cognitive issues associated with Parkinson as they intersect with the speech-language pathology scope of practice, including voice and speech as well as language and cognition. Dean teaches ways to skillfully implement a range of treatment approaches to meet clients’ needs and goals.
What are the roles and responsibilities of speech-language pathologists (SLPs) to students written language needs? Many students with communication disorders also have reading and writing disabilities (including dyslexia) or are at risk for developing them. School administrators and classroom teachers may not recognize the vital role SLPs play in literacy development. This video seminar with speech-language pathologist Carolee Dean outlines the roles, responsibilities, and ethical considerations of SLPs in working with students with written language challenges and explains the relationship between oral and written language. Dean explains how to identify children at risk, discusses the role of the SLP in assessing reading and writing, and considers such evidence-based strategies for targeting the components of spoken and written language as phonology, morphology, semantics, syntax, and pragmatics and discourse. Dean also looks at ethical and professional considerations.