Natalie and Jess interview Kim Persons and Nick Murray about their program for training lifeguards who provide swim lessons for kids with autism and sensory processing disorder.
This week, Jess and Natalie interview Brandon Daveler, who designed the PneuChair, the water-proof, pneumatic wheelchair used at the new accessible water park, Morgan's Inspiration Island. Brandon shares details about the PneuChair, the design process, and future goals. He also shares his experience in working with the water park. See the resources section for a video about the PneuChair and a video about Morgan's Inspiration Island.
This week, we bring back Amy by popular demand! This time she explains nature-based therapy, a form of community-based occupational therapy on which she has based her private practice. She discusses the best populations for this approach, as well as the benefits and challenges of this unique practice area. See our show notes for a link to her website.
In this episode, Natalie and Jess explore private practice options for occupational therapists. Jess and her business partner, Jennifer Weaver, discuss their experiences with starting a new practice from the ground up. We then talk to Carol Just and Amy Harrant about their experience with transitioning an existing practice to new ownership.
Jess and Natalie explore strategies for managing changes in behavior following traumatic brain injury. We talk about some common causes of agitated behavior, how best to quantify behaviors, and strategies to prevent and reduce agitated behaviors.
Natalie and Jess interview Jennie Digrado, who uses hippotherapy as a means of providing occupational therapy services. We explore the challenges of goal setting, documentation, and treatment planning in an unconventional practice setting.
Natalie and Jess explore the role of OT in promoting intimacy, and talk with Danielle Centi on ways to tactfully introduce the topic with a variety of populations.
In this episode, Natalie and Jess talk with Occupational Therapist Brittany Connors about her role in facilitating community reintegration for women in the department of corrections.
Jess and Natalie discuss CHARGE Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder. They interview Chad and Hollie St. Arnold, whose daughter, Cora, has CHARGE, about their experiences with learning about this condition and helping their daughter be as participatory, independent, and happy as possible.
Jess and Natalie explore the anatomical changes that contribute to lymphedema, and talk with Certified Lymphedema Specialist Kaye Rubio about strategies for daily management of chronic lymphedema following breast cancer treatment.