I date this because, my goal in this life is to evolve -- to always be changing, learning, growing -- to always be a student of this life. So naturally, by tomorrow, this opinion I will share with you may shift, change, evolve -- I hope that it does, for this will mean I am shifting as well.
The following is a list of toys I typically send to parents and fellow therapists around the holidays. There are all great ideas to get some movement and sensory play in while the weather may be keeping kids inside. These ideas are great for holiday shopping but can really be used year round!
Part of talking about this is in my efforts to decrease the stigma around not having success in something on your first try! Our culture praises success, not effort — but there is beauty in the effort and process. 100% -- growth does not occur when we are not challenged.
I am an Occupational Therapist (OT) and a Certified Low Pressure Fitness Instructor. I completed continuing education and training through The Core Recovery Institute. The Low Pressure Fitness protocol I am trained in addresses Pelvic Floor Dysfunction (PFD) with the use of hypopressive exercises as treatment (intervention). If this topic interests you, be on the look-out for follow-up blogs in the upcoming months!
I am sharing some of the settings that I found most helpful when I sat in a class at The Braille Institute -- San Diego. These are not all of the ways to make an iPhone accessible for someone with low-vision -- there are dozens, and some can get very complicated with outside software and devices.
This Fall for IIA I will be with two different Certified Hand Therapists (CHTs) in Colorado and the Spring for my IIB, I will be back in California at an acute inpatient pediatric hospital. I am beyond excited for both of them for various reasons.