Beijing: Eliott’s Corner Staff

Occupational Therapy Services

Kristi Troutman
Kristi is a US-licensed occupational therapist with 22 years of experience, earning her BS from Elizabethtown College (US) in 1990. In the US, she worked in a variety of settings including hospitals, out-patient centers, school systems, and early intervention (birth-3 years). Pediatric therapy has been her sole focus for the last 14 years. Kristi has worked with children with a variety of diagnoses including, but not limited to, cerebral palsy, brain injury, blindness, Angelman Syndrome, Noonan Syndrome, ADHD/ADD, Autism Spectrum, Selective Mutism, and developmental delay. She has had the opportunity to work with children on routine based therapy within the home, integrated and pull out models within the school system, and clinic based sessions. Kristi utilizes neurodevelopmental, sensory integrative, and psychosocial frames of reference in treatment and has experience with a variety of specialized programs including Handwriting Without Tears and the Alert Program. Language: English
Sorcha Ni Chadhain
Sorcha is an occupational therapist from Galway, Ireland. She received her degree from Trinity College, Dublin and has worked as an OT for eight years. Sorcha has worked in a variety of pediatric settings and teams including early intervention, childhood physical and sensory disability, and pediatric primary care services. In her previous role in Ireland, she was involved in the roll out of new services including specialised wheelchair and seating service and school-based OT for children with language disorders. Sorcha worked as a volunteer in a children’s medical and social rehabilitation center in Vietnam in 2011 which inspired her to return to Asia to work full time. Languages: English
Dai Hu
Dai holds an undergraduate degree in Clinical Medicine Science from KunMing Medical University and a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Queen Margaret University, He enjoys helping children in a classroom setting, including handwriting and attention concerns. He is also interested in sensory integration and using sensory strategies with a variety of diagnoses. In addition to treating children at Olivia’s Place, he is leader of occupational therapy curriculum at Kunming Medical University, in charge of occupational therapy teaching, courses provision, clinical teaching, and talent cultivation. He also provides occupational therapy-related services for the China Rehabilitation Medical Association and YunNan Rehabilitation Medical Association. He is a member of an expert committee on rehabilitation therapy education in China and is involved in writing and editing the China Rehabilitation Therapy Handbook and the teaching materials for the Twelfth Five-year Plan of the China Ministry of Health. Languages: Chinese, English

Physical Therapy Services

Dr. April Gamble

April Gamble DPT, PT earned her doctorate of physical therapy at Grand Valley State University in Michigan in 2012 and is a licensed physical therapist in the United States. During her doctoral work, April was a research collaborator in a randomized controlled trial investigating locomotion interventions for individuals with Parkinson’s disease. Clinical experiences furthered her abilities in burn and wound care, pediatrics, and manual therapy. She held the Lulenski-Smith Neurologic Residency at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 2013. In this position, she had the opportunity to expand her clinical and research skills by working with a variety of neurological diagnoses,  children and adults, and in inpatient and outpatient settings. April demonstrates a passion for providing physical therapy to underserved populations through her direct work with a Michigan pro bono clinic, a rehabilitation clinic in Guatemala, and a children’s home in Mexico. Languages:  English, Spanish

Marc Innerhofer
Marc received his Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia and worked there for a year in a public hospital. During his clinical year at university he served in a school for disabled children and a children’s hospital. Prior to studying physiotherapy, Marc completed national mandatory social service in a conductive therapy center for children with cerebral palsy in Vienna. Marc is originally from Austria. Languages: English, German, Mandarin
Zili Wang
ZiLi Wang is a physiotherapist from Montreal, Canada. Earning his Masters in Physical Therapy from McGill University, he worked in a private out-patient clinic before moving to China. Zili’s clinical experiences while interning at the Montreal Shriners Hospital for Children and working at a school for disabled children helped fuel a passion for pediatric therapy. ZiLi has experience evaluating and treating children with a wide range of musculoskeletal/orthopedic conditions. Languages: English, French, Mandarin, Cantonese

Speech-Language Services

Trish Hull
Trish is a  speech language pathologist from Australia who has also worked in Canada and England. She has had 14 years of experience with young children in teams specializing in disability, education, and early intervention, as well as running her own private practice. Trish is a Makaton sign language instructor and a certified Hanen therapist. She is passionate about empowering parents, carers, and teaching staff to help children reach their potential. Her areas of specialty are in developmental delay, autism, early intervention, augmentative and alternative communication, and the use of PROMPT for speech disorders. Languages: English, French.
Edna Elisabeth Nyang
Edna Elisabeth is a certified speech language pathologist from the United States who also worked in Canada for several years. She is expert in working with clients with articulation, language, and swallowing disorders. In addition to working in private practice, Ms. Nyang spent many years working in rehabilitation and hospital settings providing cognitive communication, feeding, articulation, and language therapy, and consultation to patients ranging from newborns to the geriatric population. In addition to providing direct therapy to clients, Ms. Nyang has spent several years serving as a clinical educator to undergraduate and graduate students who are studying speech pathology, helping them fulfill their clinical practicum requirements. Language: English
Allison Richmond
Allison is a speech-language pathologist from the United States. She holds a Master’s of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Massachusetts General Hospital’s Institute of Health Professions. Allison is passionate about working as part of an interdisciplinary intervention team and advocating for her clients and their families. She has experience working with both children and adults in a variety of settings, including acute care, rehabilitation, outpatient clinics, and schools. Allison’s areas of clinical interest and specialty include feeding and swallowing, voice disorders, cleft lip/palate, autism and expressive/receptive language intervention. Languages: English, Mandarin

Educational and Clinical Psychology Services

Dr. Olivia Gavin

Dr. Gavin is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist from the UK, specialising in Pediatric Psychology and is registered with the Health & Care Professions Council.  She earned an undergraduate degree in Psychology (BSc) at The University of Bath before completing her Clinical Doctorate in Psychology at The University of East Anglia. She has worked for a number of years in the National Health System in the UK, most recently at a Child Development Centre in North East London as part of a multidisciplinary team. Dr. Gavin has extensive experience in assessing developmental conditions including autistic spectrum disorders, AD/HD, and learning disabilities. She has worked with children who have a variety of complex emotional and behavioral problems, including anxiety, phobias, depression, self-harm, and eating disorders as well as developmental disorders and chronic medical conditions.  Dr. Gavin’s area of expertise is in assessing autistic spectrum disorders and she has specialist training in diagnostic tools for this purpose.  Dr. Gavin is available for consultations, developmental and psycho-educational assessments as well as individual therapy with both younger and older children including adolescents.  Language: English

Dr. Ru-Chi Yang
Dr. Ru-Chi Yang is originally from Taiwan. She obtained a Ph. D. from Ganon University in Pennsylvania and a M.S. in Counseling Psychology from State University of New York, Albany. She also holds a B.S. in Nursing from Taiwan. Dr. Yang is a licensed psychologist and a US registered play therapist-supervisor. She is also a Taiwan-licensed nurse. Dr. Yang has almost ten years of experience as a psychologist primarily with children and adolescents who present with learning difficulties, ADHD, ODD, disruptive behaviors, negative attention-seeking behaviors, low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, difficulty expressing thoughts/feelings, adjustment issues, grief, parental divorce/separation, low frustration tolerance, anger problems, parenting issues, parent-child relationship problems, trauma, poor decision-making skills, non-compliance behaviors, social skill deficits, relational issues, autism spectrum disorder, and limited coping skills. Dr. Yang provides individual, group, family, and vocational counseling; comprehensive psychological assessments(i.e. cognitive, academic, attention, executive function skills, social, emotional, personality, adaptive, developmental, & behavioral functioning); and crisis intervention/risk assessment. She utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and behavioral therapy approaches. She also incorporates child-centered play therapy, cognitive behavioral play therapy, filial therapy, and child parent relationship therapy intervention in treatment. Dr. Yang believes that her energy, creativity, playfulness, and flexibility enhance her ability to successfully engage in therapeutic interventions with children and adolescents. Dr. Yang is a member of the Association for Play Therapy (APT) and graduated from the APT Leadership Academy in 2012. She has served on several APT committees and task forces. She has also previously supervised graduate level clinicians. Languages: English, Mandarin
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