Monthly Archives: February 2016

LIH Supports the Evolution of China’s Rehabilitation Licensure System

February 26th, 2016 (No Comments)

In China, rehabilitation health care began to become available in the 1980s, following rapid economic reforms. In the beginning, a few hospitals and sanatoriums were chosen for trial provision of rehabilitative care in 1982. By1987, the Ministry of Health required all Tier II & III (top level in China) hospitals to have a rehab department. […]

WCPT Accreditation Provides Pathway to Global Standard of Education

February 26th, 2016 (No Comments)

Accreditation service provides a pathway to a global standard of education This article was originally published by the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) in WCPT News, January 2016. It has been republished with permission. The original article may be viewed at The World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) has accredited two physical therapy […]

Clinician Profile: Xiaoxia Amy Meng, Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician

February 24th, 2016 (No Comments)

Dr. Amy Meng obtained her master’s degree in pediatrics at Shanxi Medical University, China. She is a licensed pediatrician and has almost a decade of experience working with infants, children, and teens with common childhood diseases. She is now in the LIH developmental behavioral pediatric (DBP) training program. How long have you been in China? […]

Changning Special Needs Center Focuses Training on Speech & Language

February 20th, 2016 (No Comments)

LIH Olivia’s Place collaborated once more with Changning Special Needs Center in Shanghai to provide training for professionals working in local schools across China. These trainees ranged from teachers, to therapists, to teacher assistants, most of whom work work with preschool or school-age severely speech and language impaired children. Over two days in November 2015, […]

Sensory Exploration from the Kitchen Cabinets

February 19th, 2016 (No Comments)

I think we’ve all heard of the benefits of sensory play, especially for children with special educational needs. Sensory play is basically any activity that stimulates your young child’s senses of touch, smell, taste, sight, and hearing. Sensory activities facilitate exploration and naturally encourage children to use scientific processes while they play and create, by investigating and exploring the […]

Panic Attacks: What, Why, and How to Help

February 9th, 2016 (No Comments)

Panic attacks can be very frightening for both the person experiencing the panic attack and anyone who witnesses it. Simply put, panic attacks are periods of intense fear where someone’s body reacts with physical symptoms and intense thoughts. These episodes usually begin very quickly and resolve themselves within ten minutes. Panic attacks are not dangerous, […]

Clinician Profile: Shirley Zhou, Speech-Language Therapy Assistant

February 2nd, 2016 (No Comments)

Shirley graduated from East China Normal University, where she obtained her bachelor and master degrees in Speech and Hearing Science. As a student, Shirley participated in an exchange program with the Speech-Language Pathology Department of Taipei Normal School, Taiwan, where she had the opportunity to attend various training with visiting professors from Hong Kong and […]