It’s not just for learning blocks, sensory processing, ADD/HD, ASD/Asperger’s, emotional control, social skills, stress management, right/left brain balance! Add CREATIVITY to the list! Andrea, the mother I’d wrtten about from the previous newsletter, decided she wanted some of this increased function and joy for herself. Creativity is practically one of this woman’s middle names,… Continue reading Want creativity? We got that.
One of the more fascinating perks of my job is when an unexpected jewel is born.brought forth such a jewel recently. I’d been seeing her monthly (they live more than 2 hours away). Her progress pointed to their diligent practice in the exercises I’d assigned. On our first visit, Rebekah was cheerful, cooperative, but frantic… Continue reading When profound art hints at inner growth
Here’s a class picture of my last RMT class — TWO physicians, a myofacial therapist, an occupational therapy doctoral student … and one Boy Scout leader who wanted tools to use when he encounters boys who need help. The physicians aren’t just doctors, they’re super-achiever doctors. They’re sisters, Nahla (plaid shirt)) and Musheera (smiling lady… Continue reading When you can startle physicians, you know you’ve got a WOW!
Heidi Tillotson, COTA/L come to just two days of RMT last month; at the third day of training this month, she told us this story. I’ve distilled the official version into a laymen’s story, and am including the therapist’s version for those of you who speak therapist-language. The laymen’s version: My student has always been… Continue reading Looking ahead: seeing a baby bloom into maturity
(This isn’t Christian, but it looks as though he felt this way) Christian’s mom stopped me in the entryway. “Not one!” she said, holding up a finger for emphasis. “Not ONE phone call from… Continue reading NOT ONE!
For years when I was an active RN, our main treatment for people with Parkinson’s was to administer medication and help to manage the progressing symptoms of the disease. Now there’s a lot of new research and helps for Parkinson’s disease — we’re finding that things as diverse as Tai Chi, riding a bicycle, and… Continue reading Symptom REVERSAL for those with Parkinson’s disease
About 5 years ago, Katy’s mom brought her to see me. Nineteen years old, tall, with long honey-blonde hair and stunningly beautiful, Katy was STUCK. Stuck in depression, anchored by anxiety, and seemingly unable to make decisions or do much more than sit on her bed looking at social media. She was on three different… Continue reading Triumph over Depression