Posts Tagged 'Healthcare Professionals'

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

Stuck in Second Gear

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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.   

Posted by Kerry Feb 12, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

The Wall of Mirrors: Reflections of Self Image, Disability, and Exercise

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9-29-12 K.W-JRH Session Video (1)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              

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

“Beyond the Box” Part II

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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?

Posted by Kerry Mar 20, 2012 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments