Monthly Archives: May 2015

Yard Sale for Olivia’s Foundation a Success

May 30th, 2015 (No Comments)

In anticipation of a trip our therapy staff was planning to a child welfare institute in Anhui, Vicky Reardon, Community Affairs, gathered items from volunteers to take to the children who live there. We sent towels, teething toys, and other baby items for the therapists to use with the children. Any items that could not be taken to the welfare institute in […]

University Delegations Visit Olivia’s Place in May

May 30th, 2015 (No Comments)

Olivia’s Place was visited by physical therapy students from Federal University in Juiz de Fora, Brazil and MBA students from Belmont University in Nashville,Tennessee, USA early this May. Both delegations enjoyed a tour of the clinic and met with staff at our Shanghai clinic. The physical therapy students discussed with our physical therapist Zi Li Wang from Canada, about […]

OT and PT Team Up for Kids in Anhui

May 30th, 2015 (No Comments)

In April 2015, two therapists from Olivia’s Place, Irene Zhang (Occupational Therapist) and ZiLi Wang (Physical Therapist) spent 4 days at a welfare institute in Fuyang, Anhui, working to train the staff on various rehabilitation techniques and theories. The center was earlier visited by another member of Olivia’s Place staff, Jasmine Jia (Occupational Therapist), in […]

Giving…and Getting Hope in Shanxi Province

May 15th, 2015 (No Comments)

YanYan slowly raised his head; there was a hint of something in his face…..and then it came; a wonderful, joyful smile and giggle straight from the belly! One quick connection of the eyes and the game started over. And that was it. That fleeting moment was enough to make us sure our visit was worthwhile. […]

Olivia’s Place Hosts Augmentative & Alternative Communication Advocate

May 15th, 2015 (No Comments)

Diane Slonim, a qualified speech-language pathologist, Ph.D., and special educator, from the United States is an advocate of Chinese assistive technology and hopes to bring more awareness to the need and use of assistive technology equipment in China. Diane has a wealth of experience in the field of speech-language pathology. She is currently in private practice […]

Inner Mongolia Reflection

May 15th, 2015 (No Comments)

Inner Mongolia is a world away from the metropolises that I’ve lived in. This province gave me a sense of peace that I haven’t experienced since moving to Shanghai this winter. Within this province, we visited the special needs classroom at an orphanage. This was the first orphanage I’ve ever visited, as orphanages do not exist […]