DiagnosTEX September 2017 Newsletter



With Great Respect,

We pay tribute to the creation of our nation’s strength, freedom and leadership….

The American Workers!!! Happy Labor Day!

Back to school time for our kids!

And …….We are closer to Fall!

Upcoming HolidayDiagnosTEX will be closed on Labor Day, Monday September 4.

Please consider this when scheduling your studies. We will operate Tuesday – Thursday that week, and Friday if necessary. .

What are we celebrating? A day off?? Yes!! But be thankful for your job! When President Obama took office in January 2009, 80,529,000 Americans were not in the labor force, the highest number on record. That number rose steadily during his two terms, reaching a record 95,055,000 in November 2016, then setting another record (95,102,000) in December 2016. The number of Americans not in the labor force has increased by 14,573,000 (18.09 percent). We hope for better future for those who actually want to live the American dream and make a living by having a good job!

DiagnosTEX Fall Conference in September

A BLOCKBUSTER EVENT!!!!!!!!! The most fun you will ever have getting CEU’s and the cheapest!

DiagnosTEX will feature the best of the best MBSS videos. Come see what we see with our X-ray eyes!  What we CANNOT see at bedside is shocking and what are therapists missing when they guess on a bedside. You will not want to miss this! Registration form included, register quickly!.  Mark your calendar for Friday September 29th from 8-12pm.

More CE Opportunities in September

Upcoming Ampcare ESP Conference:

Danvers, MA on September 16

Online courses always available at your convenience www.ampcarellc.com/esp-ce-training

Upcoming Conventions:

Critical Thinking in Dysphagia Management – Houston, Texas – September 15-17

ESSD – World Dysphagia Summit, September 20-25 

Just a shout out to the North Texas Ataxia Group! – Thank you for having me as a guest speaker in August! SO blessed to have met so many wonderful people!!

Our local SLP feature month! We have started a new feature to the newsletter this summer by highlighting some of our great SLP’s in DFW! These SLP’s make a significant contribution to the evaluation and treatment of dysphagia! For the month of September we would like to feature Bailey Kinser. Our staff has worked with Bailey for approximately 2.5 years. Bailey is a Texas girl, born in Baytown and raised in Missouri City (near Houston). She is a graduate of ACU and UTD.  Like us, her favorite population to treat is geriatric CVA and TBI. Bailey supports the Alzheimer’s Association, as it has affected her life personally and professionally as well.  Her hobbies include crafting and embroidery and her bucket list includes hiking all the National Parks!  Bailey is married and has a 4 legged girl named Shotzi who is a mini dachshund. True to her Texas roots, her favorite food is Tex-Mex and favorite restaurant is Mi Pueblo. Thanks for your support of DTEX Bailey we enjoy teaming with you on your dysphagia cases.

Parkinson’s Voice Project – SING OUT! Discover a Whole New World

Master of Ceremonies: Krys Boyd from KERA Radio’s “Think” Saturday, September 9, 2017 

2:00pm – 3:00pm located at Richardson High School, 1250 W. Belt Line Road, Richardson, Texas 75080.

Join Parkinson Voice Project for this family-friendly musical performance as nearly 100 people with Parkinson’s disease “SING WITH INTENT” for a crowd of 1,000 raving fans made up of community supporters, family, friends, and medical professionals. All performers have Parkinson’s or a Parkinson’s-related neurological condition, and their speaking and singing abilities have been restored through Parkinson Voice Project’s two-part therapy program: SPEAK OUT!® followed by The LOUD Crowd®.

This year’s show will feature classics such as Beauty and the Beast, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, Spiderman, and If I Only Had a Brain. Audience participation is encouraged, and enthusiastic fans will join in for the show’s finale, YMCA. There is no charge for this event; however, Parkinson Voice Project will announce its “2017 Holiday Challenge,” and donations towards meeting the challenge will be appreciated.. For reservations – 469-375-6500 or visit www.ParkinsonsVoiceProject.org 

Dates to remember in September:

National Grandparent’s Day – www.grandparents-day.com

National Women’s Health and Fitness Day – www.fitnessday.com

National Assisted Living Week – www.nalw.org

National Rehabilitation Awareness Week – www.nraf-rehabnet.org

Healthy Aging Month – www.healthyaging.net

Alzheimer’s Memory Walk (September-November)www.alz.org I will be walking again this October in Grapevine, but this year DiagnosTEX as a company is joining me! If anyone would like to donate to our walk, we would appreciate your support to help end this terrible disease, as we all are up close and personal with this professionally and some of us personally. Please go to the website www.alz.org and locate the team called “Heels of Hope” to donate.  Thank you!