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You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.
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…
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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:
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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. Marzano. The 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]
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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.
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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.
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My self-reliance was continuously fostered and encouraged. I grew up with a “Do it yourself” mentality.
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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.
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Kerry A. Wiley
While walking to the Fitness Center for one of my sessions, I passed a pickup truck. The driver is getting ready to pull out of the parking lot. The truck smoothly shifted into 1st, 2nd, and then 3rd gear, and proceeds to drive out.
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The Associated Press published an online article from the National Association of Physical Activity and Health, (http://napah.ca/asp/news/articles/women_who_exercise_mirrors_feel_worse.asp), which cited studies that indicate mirrors in workout settings can have a negative influence on how women feel and view themselves. The article did not focus on women with disabilities. Kerry Wiley working with James House, III
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A good teacher sets high expectations for achievement; they provide the vision, knowledge, and a plan to move ahead. When I work with a new professional, I am looking for certain qualities. Are they a Maverick… the out- of- the box thinker that recognizes the need for a different lens when dealing with a disability? Do they have a willingness and a level of skill to try different approaches? Do they have patience, confidence, and an ability to provide direction?