Monthly Archives: October 2016

Staff Profile: Akshata Kamath, Learning Support Specialist

October 14th, 2016 (No Comments)

Akshata Kamath,MA, PGDM,PGD Learning Support Specialist Akshata is a versatile child advocate with a solid focus on the individual needs of special education students. She designs and implements inspiring hands on lessons, wide ranging manipulatives, and Individualized Learning Programs to enhance student achievement. She is skilled in addressing her student’s needs, ensuring children will thrive […]

More than Words – The Hanen Program for Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

October 14th, 2016 (No Comments)

This month, LIH Olivia’s Place Shanghai will begin offering a parent training program called “Hanen : More Than Words” for Mandarin Chinese-speaking parents of preschoolers who are on the autism spectrum or have social pragmatic deficits. The More Than Words program was developed by speech therapists who are experts in the field of communication disorders and […]

LIH Olivia’s Place Shanghai Collaborates with the Gladney Center

October 14th, 2016 (No Comments)

In partnership with Gladney Center for Adoption, Dr. Mai Xiong and seven members of the LIH Olivia’s Place Shanghai team visited and re-assessed a group of children who are hoping to find a “forever home.” The clinical team had an intensive day of updating clinical files for twenty-five children and were rewarded with smiles, laugher, […]

SCMC Conference Focuses on Clinical Skills & Advances in Care

October 14th, 2016 (No Comments)

Developmental behavioral pediatrics is a rapidly evolving field. However, in China it is still an emerging field with insufficient professionals and establishment of relevant programs. Both pediatricians and educators are confronted with serious challenges in diagnosis and treatment. In order to improve diagnosis of pediatric disorders and treatment quality, “Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Conference,” a national […]

Mayo Clinic Pediatrician Shares Knowledge and Fosters Discussion in 4 Cities

October 12th, 2016 (No Comments)

Dr. Raymond Tervo is an American pediatrician with the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, US, has a half a century of experience in pediatrics. His work, has included clinical research on neurodevelopment assessment, genetic testing for global developmental delay, self-injurious behaviors, and addressing problems encountered during treatment by families of children with neurodevelopmental disorders. Throughout his […]

A New Therapy Available at LIH Olivia’s Place Shanghai: Helping the Brain to Heal Itself

October 12th, 2016 (No Comments)

As one of the clinical psychologists at LIH Olivia’s Place Shanghai, I work with children, young people, families, and adults. Much of my time is spent offering talking therapies and behavioral consultations, conducting different types of cognitive assessments, and delivering training sessions and workshops to schools and other organizations in Shanghai. I recently completed extra […]

Celebrating the Holidays Away from “Home”

October 6th, 2016 (No Comments)

Expatriate life provides us with all sorts of new opportunities and types of excitement. However, there are times when missing our home country and the people we love is inevitable. There is no time of the year that is more associated with family, togetherness, and tradition than the holiday season. This can often be an […]

AAC Bridges Communication Gaps

October 5th, 2016 (No Comments)

I first arrived in China linguistically unprepared, possessing little aside from xie xie and ni hao. I relied on all the visual cues and signage available to me; in the metro alone, the symbols depicting the ticket gate, entrances and exits were lifesavers! These visual supports increased my comprehension of the world around me while […]

Internship Summary: Memorable Impressions of Shining Star

October 5th, 2016 (No Comments)

My experience at Shining Star was unbelievable, and I will cherish the opportunity to have spent three weeks with an amazing group of boys and girls! Firstly, the adults at Shining Star, Julie, Jingxia and her husband, the ayis, and all visiting therapists/volunteers do an absolutely wonderful job to create this loving and caring environment […]

Physical Therapy Team Trains Therapists in Kunshan

October 5th, 2016 (No Comments)

Physical Therapists Ilija Dimitrovski and ZiLi Wang recently trained therapy staff at Kunshan’s Jiajie Rehabilitation Center. The center is affiliated with the China Disabled Persons’ Federation and serves as an important resource for children needing rehabilitation, especially children with cerebral palsy or autism. Staff at the facility include physical and occupational therapists as well as […]