Posts Tagged 'Healthcare Professionals'

Principles of Professionalism

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In December 2009, I began a journey with a new Fitness and Movement Specialist to advance my goal to walk without assistive devices.  At the time, I had no way of knowing how hard I would work, how far I would be pushed, or how much I would achieve. While I have a long history of working with professionals from multiple disciplines, through my work with James R. House, III, I would come to understand what a true working alliance is— a shared partnership between a client and a professional.

Posted by Kerry May 09, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

One Size does not fit all: Experience, Assessment, and Learning from Industry Leaders

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In this article, James R. House, III, discusses the development of his professional expertise as a Movement Specialist and the application of his training in his work with clients.

Posted by Kerry May 03, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

The “Working Alliance”: Establishing An Effective Partnership

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In the field of Social Work, the connection between a professional and client is called a “working alliance.”  The alliance begins when the professional and client agree about the work to be done.  In the context of fitness, I have formed “working alliances” with five professionals over the last six years.

Each professional brought different talents, skill sets, training, and features to my program.  The “working alliance” describes my efforts and work with the fitness professionals.

Posted by Kerry Apr 23, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

Taking Care of the Caregiver

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 You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.

                                                                                                                                    ~Buddha

Caregivers are among the true heroes of the world. If you’ve taken on that crucial role for a family member, friend, or as a paid position caring for someone whose disability or illness prevents self-care, you work extraordinarily hard—so hard that you may be neglecting your own self-care, which means…

Posted by Susan Hawkins Apr 18, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

My Walking Journey and Lessons from Robert Frost

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Robert Frost writes about choices and decisions in the famous poem “The Road Not Taken.”

My favorite lines in the poem are:

Posted by Kerry Apr 08, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

Principles of Effective Teaching

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I recently read a book entitled, The Art and Science of Teaching: A Comprehensive Framework for Effective Instruction, by Robert J. MarzanoThe book defines effective teaching as “a dynamic mixture of expertise and a vast array of instructional strategies that combine with an understanding of an individual and their needs at a particular point in time.”[i]  

Posted by Kerry Apr 02, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

Perceptions, Expectations, and Achievement

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I came across a book called “Everybody Belongs: Changing Negative Attitudes toward Classmates with Disabilities.” by: Arthur Shapiro. The book was written over a decade ago and yet the themes from the book apply easily in 2013.   Mr. Shapiro’s book offers in-depth perspectives and strategies about how to change negative attitudes and biases about disabilities.

Posted by Kerry Mar 26, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

Left Arm, Right Leg… Re-set”: The Importance of Interlimb Coordination

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It is 9:00 AM on a Saturday morning.  I am on my hands and knees in a crawl stance at the beginning of several mats which have been put down ahead of me. 

Posted by Kerry Mar 05, 2013 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

Coats and Buttons: Accommodation and Independence in a Professional-Client Dynamic

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My self-reliance was continuously fostered and encouraged.  I grew up with a “Do it yourself” mentality. 

Posted by Kerry Feb 26, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

The Working Alliance: A Cooperative Strategy, Knowledge, Preparation, and Action

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The Working Alliance:

A Cooperative Strategy, Knowledge, Preparation, and Action

 

Kerry A. Wiley

 

Because of my personal and professional interests as a Social Worker, I try to stay current on issues in the Health, Disability, Fitness, and Rehabilitation Fields. 

Posted by Kerry Feb 19, 2013 Posted in Disability 2 Comments