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Handwriting at Twilight Training

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handwriting training (2)April saw another successful event in our Twilight Training series! On Wednesday, 20th April we welcomed a group of 30 teachers and parents to our Shanghai clinic. Anna Tan Pascual, Occupational Therapist, led a session on the factors affecting handwriting development, identifying children who need further help, and practical strategies to encourage handwriting development.

 

Anna’s enthusiasm for the subject, wealth of knowledge, and sense of humor made for an entertaining and very useful session. Feedback was received the next day that the strategies Anna presented were already being used in the classroom!

 

More training sessions are coming up in May and June in Shanghai! These are “Teens and Transitions” in May and “Speech Development in a Multilingual Environment” on 1st June, and Learning Behavior & Effective Parenting on 10 June. For further information, or to RSVP for either session, please email: stephanie.watters@lih-oliviasplace.com


Providing Community Based Training in ZhengZhou

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ZICW2 (2)Excerpts from an email from Teacher Liu of ZhengZhou Institute for Children’s Welfare (ZICW), dated 29 April 2016:

以下内容摘自郑州市儿童福利院刘丹老师写来的感谢信邮件

经过Anna老师前面几次的培训,给我这里的老师带来专业知识、操作技巧以及工作热情、人格升华等等诸多良好启蒙,谢谢!非常感谢!

Anna老师每次来半夜三更,第二天一早开始培训,中午不休息,非常辛苦,您也是每次忙前忙后,我都很过意不去。再次代表我院及850名儿童谢谢您等的无私帮助!

 

Through the previous 3 trainings given by Ms. Anna, we have great progress on specialized knowledge and operative skills. We are also encouraged by Anna’s high enthusiasm for the work and her personal charisma. We appreciated Anna’s contributions.

Every time Anna arrived in the middle of the night and started the training in the early morning the 2nd day of her arrival; she did not take rest at noon and worked very hard. I thank for your selfless help and encouragement on behalf of our institute and 850 children.

 

 

ZICW1 (2)Since last October, Anna Tan Pascual, Occupational Therapy Team Lead at LIH Olivia’s Place Shanghai, has traveled to ZICW once a season to train their teachers. Using her weekends, Anna departs for Zhengzhou on a Thursday evening, provides training on Friday and Saturday, and returns to Shanghai on Saturday evening. She has given training on the role of occupational therapists and how OT’s work, developing fine motor skills in children, and sensory processing systems and disorders. She has also shared her extensive knowledge of working with blind and low-vision children. In addition, there have been opportunities to provide assessment and therapy demonstrations for the Zhengzhou team. In between two face to face workshop, Anna arranged an online video Question & Answer session. Teachers at ZICW sent their questions first, for Anna to review. Anna emailed replies for their staff to review and offered further discussion in the online Q&A. Anna’s efforts were supported by a bilingual LIH Olivia’s Place Communications Team.

 

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This is the example of LIH Olivia’s Place education outreach for a community-based organization. We share ZICW’s vision of making China a great place for children. If your organization’s mission is to serve children with developmental or rehabilitative needs, we are also happy to discuss partnerships to provide a customized program to meet your needs.

 


Clinician Profile: ZiLi Wang, Physiotherapist

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Zili Wang, Physiotherapist, LIH Olivia's Place Shanghai

Zili Wang, Physiotherapist, LIH Olivia’s Place Shanghai

ZiLi is a physiotherapist from Montreal, Canada, who obtained his Masters in Physical Therapy from McGill University. He has previously worked in a sports and orthopedic environment treating both adults and children, and has worked at Olivia’s Place since 2014. He has experience treating a variety of neurological and orthopedic conditions, including developmental delay, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, spina bifida, and sports injuries. He speaks fluent English, Mandarin, Cantonese and French

 

How long have you been in China?

I first moved to China in 2013, initially to learn acupuncture and tuina techniques. Since then, I’ve lived in Guangzhou and Beijing, before finally settling in Shanghai.

Why did you choose to work at LIH Olivia’s Place?

I chose Olivia’s Place because it is pioneering pediatric rehabilitation in China, and gives me a chance to be part of a team that will help bring about evidence based, high quality care in China. Olivia’s Place has also given me opportunities to volunteer my time to help children who otherwise cannot afford therapy, including traveling to remote areas in China and working with orphanages.

Why did you choose your field?

I have always felt that pediatrics was one of the most challenging aspect in physical therapy, but at the same time one of the most rewarding. Especially with early intervention, it has the chance to have some of the biggest impact on a child’s life, improving their function, independence, and quality of life.

What are some of the most rewarding experiences you have had in your chose profession?

There are so many! Helping a little girl go from not being able to crawl to running around the room. Helping a child with cerebral palsy transition from using a walker to using crutches. Educating parents and local therapists on different techniques and exercises for children. Every day that I treat a patient or educate a parent feels rewarding to me.

 What’s your favorite thing about living in China & working at LIH Olivia’s Place?

Living in Shanghai, I feel like I get the best of both worlds – I get to connect with my Chinese roots, yet at the same time through the expatriate community feel right at home. Coming from Canada, a country with barely 30 million people, living in Shanghai is definitely a change in pace and scale. Working at LIH Olivia’s Place is also a great joy – when you are surrounded by people who are super passionate about what they do, and who all will give their best for a good cause, it makes you very motivated to come to work every day.

What would you like to be doing in 5 years’ time?

I would like to see more work being done in the realm of sports rehabilitation. While developmental pediatrics is still definitely a priority in China’s pediatric rehab world, sports injury treatment and prevention, especially in young athletes, is uncommon (or restricted to very high level competitive sports). I would like to bring my experience working with sports teams to help foster a healthy new generation of young athletes in China, in addition to my work in developmental pediatrics.


Nelson Chow & Shawn Yang Featured on CCTV’s “Crossover”

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Crossover is a CCTV cross-cultural lifestyle English-language talk show that celebrates and explores life in China. Hosts discuss the most exciting issues of the day. Hot topics in news that feature the best experts in their field, celebrity interviews, and general entertainment are all part of Crossover.

Shawn Yang, a member of the LIH Healthcare communications team, was invited to “Crossover” on 23 March 2016. Shawn was diagnosed with progressive muscular dystrophy when he was eight years old and was not given an optimistic prognosis for his future. Years later, this diagnosis does not affect his outlook on life or his work at LIH Healthcare. Shawn is responsible for organizing the training for parents through LIH Olivia’s Place in Beijing and uses his excellent self-taught English skills to communicate with international clinicians working at and visiting LIH Olivia’s Place. Because of his own life experience, Shawn takes his job very seriously. He knows that the professional training of parents and high-quality rehabilitation services mean a lot to children with special needs and their families.

Nelson Chow and Shawn Yang speak with the hosts of CCTV's Crossover.

Nelson Chow and Shawn Yang speak with the hosts of CCTV’s Crossover.

Nelson Chow, CEO of LIH Healthcare and a founder of LIH Olivia`s Place, attended the show with Shawn. Nelson’s daughter, Olivia, is the namesake for LIH Olivia’s Place. Olivia was born with Down syndrome. In order to help Olivia and all children with special needs in China obtain high quality pediatric services, Nelson started Olivia`s Place, where he introduced advanced international rehabilitation concepts in Shanghai and Beijing over the last five years. Following a merger with LIH, the LIH Olivia’s Place division has plans to provide pediatric therapy and developmental behavioral medical services in several cities across China, reaching many more children and families, and hopefully changing perceptions of people with special needs as the company expands its reach.

Shawn and Nelson have both devoted themselves to the development of rehabilitation services and are excited about the role that LIH Olivia’s Place will play in a bright future for children with special needs in China.

You can  watch the show at:

http://english.cntv.cn/2016/04/09/VIDET9EHHTaVjJh0eut18mWZ160409.shtml


LIH Presents the ISPRMDC Pre-Conference Workshop Series: Kunming, 28th July

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Launch of Pre-Conference Workshop Series

The International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine for Developing Countries (ISPRMDC) will be held again this year in China from July 28 to 31.  Attending professionals, participating organizations, and the International PRM community will have the opportunity to join a series of pre-conference workshops hosted by LIH Investment & Management, a major conference sponsor. Pre-conference workshops addressing trending rehabilitation topics will be held on 28 July in Kunming and will be led by four LIH advisory board members who are internationally renowned experts in the field:  Dr. Matthew N. Bartels, Dr. Gerard Francisco, Dr. Heakyung Kim, and Dr. Alice Jones.

Presenter Spotlight and Leading Topics

Each of the four presenters have made distinguished contributions internationally in their specialties under the rehabilitation pillar. They will share their profound knowledge and expertise in the following areas:

Dr. Matthew N. Bartels – Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Medicine Physician in Cardiac Rehabilitation: Restoration of Function and Health

As the current Chairman of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, Dr. Bartels has expertise in the area of cardiac rehabilitation. Prior to his current role, he was the director of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation at Columbia University where he established the Human Performance Laboratory.

The workshop that Dr. Bartels will lead aims to describe the role of Rehabilitation Medicine Physicians in the management cardiovascular disease and dysfunction. Participants will have the opportunity to gain and practice basic principles of Cardiac Rehabilitation by learning its purpose, goals, and challenges; know the appropriate assessment and interventions before and after ischemic heart disease, including patients after revascularization; understand the expanded role of rehabilitation in other cardiac patients including heart transplant and heart failure. After participating in this workshop, participants will also be able to a plan for patient transitions from acute hospitalizations to outpatient care and  community maintenance.

Dr. Gerard Francisco – Contemporary Strategies for Post-stroke Spasticity Management

Serving as the Chief Medical Officer of TIRR Memorial Hermann/Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation Network (ranked #2, Medical Rehabilitation and Research, United States), Dr. Francisco is known as a leading expert in the assessment and management of spastic hypertonia and related conditions. He is not only a successful author of papers and book chapters in spasticity management, he is a dedicated researcher on neuromodulation, human-machine interfaces, and robotics to aid post-stroke and spinal cord injury rehabilitation. He has received numerous grants and awards, including a National Institute of Health award for investigation of brain-robot interface to enhance post-stroke upper limb recovery. Recently, he was named Distinguished Member by the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPMR). In June 2016, he will receive the Sidney Licht Award from the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ISPRM), an honor given to physiatrists who have made consistent contributions to the advancement of international physical and rehabilitation medicine.

In the upcoming workshop, Dr. Francisco will be co-presenting with Dr. Lijuan Ao (Vice Chairman of the China Association of Rehabilitation Medicine, CARM) to discuss the spasticity characteristics, management of stroke patients, and strategies for Botox injections. A live injection demonstration will be provided in the second phase of the workshop. After the workshop, participants will be able to describe the pathophysiology of spasticity, evaluate clinical presentations of post-stroke spasticity, list therapeutic options for post-stroke spasticity, and demonstrate basic botulinum toxin injection technique.

Professor Alice Jones – The role of a Physiotherapist in Cardiac Rehabilitation

Born in Hong Kong, Professor Jones is currently an Honorary Professor at the University of Sydney and visiting professor of Kunming Medical University, Sichuan University, Fujian University, and Shanghai University of TCM in China. In the early years of her professional life, she spent over 10 years at the Grantham Hospital in Hong Kong as a Physiotherapist. As a dedicated researcher and educator, Dr. Jones has over 110 refereed publications and she takes an active role as an overseas consultant in physiotherapy, appointed by the Rehabilitation Therapy Education Committee of China Association of Rehabilitation Medicine.

Professor Jones’ workshop will discuss the role of physiotherapist in different situations including before and after cardiac surgery and during outpatient rehabilitation of patients with cardiovascular conditions. The workshop will combine general discussion and case study to enabling participants to acquire a clear understanding of the concept and challenges of cardiac rehabilitation; perform appropriate assessment and intervention before and after cardiac surgery; assess, set goals, and prescribe an appropriate and effective exercise program to people at risk of or with cardiovascular events; monitor physiological responses to exercise during the exercise program; and record appropriate outcome measures of the cardiac rehabilitation program.

Dr. Heakyung Kim – Strategies for Spasticity Control in CP Children

Dr. Kim serves as A. David Gurewitsch Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine and Pediatrics at Columbia University Medical Center. She is a board-certified physician in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine with a specialty in single event multilevel chemoneurolysis (SEMLC) with botulinum toxin and phenol injections, botulinum toxin injections to salivary glands for drooling management, intrathecal baclofen (ITB), and cardiopulmonary rehabilitation. Despite her various leadership roles at various hospitals and university medical centers, Dr. Kim has also put  wholehearted passion into education by giving numerous national and international lectures and workshops on the topics of spasticity management, cerebral palsy, pediatric brain injury, and pulmonary rehabilitation. She has been working internationally to build a “comprehensive team approach for children with special needs.” Dr. Kim has been recognized as one of “America’s Top Doctors” by Consumers’ Research Council of America (2005-2015), “America’s Top Doctor” by U.S. News and New York Magazine (2011-2015). She has also received recognition for outstanding teaching at Columbia/Weill Cornell Medical Center/New York Presbyterian Hospital in 2015, and has twice earned Temple University School of Medicine’s Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation “Teacher of the Year” award.

In Dr. Kim’s workshop, participants will develop knowledge of strategies for spasticity control in children with cerebral palsy. General discussion and demonstration will be provided to help  participants achieve the following goals: understanding the need for early intervention and continuum of care for children with spasticity; describing  assessment options for patients with spasticity – Modified Ashworth Scale, Modified Tardieu Scale, Hypertonia Assessment Tool; delineating current available spasticity management; understanding the dosing, localization of botulinum toxin injections; being able to describe post botulinum toxin rehabilitation therapy.

Registration

Who should attend?

Dr. Bartels’ Session: Rehabilitation Medicine Physicians either working with cardiovascular patients or interested in starting to work with this population as well as Cardiologists, Internists, and Chest Surgeons.

Dr. Francisco’s Session: Physiatrists for adults

Dr. Jones’s Session: Physical therapists working with cardiovascular patients; however, doctors and nurses working in a cardiac rehabilitation unit are welcome to participate.

Dr. Kim: Physiatrists for both adults and pediatrics

How do I apply?

Detailed registration instruction is available at www.isprmdc.org

Individual registration please apply through the official website above, group registration please email request to isprmdc@imiglobe.org.

Note: Registration for the whole conference is a prerequisite to attend the pre-conference workshop series. Please register to attend the workshop(s).

Customer Service

Who should I contact?

Huanya Medical Technology Consulting LLC

Address: Rm.520, 928 Xikang Road, Jingan District, Shanghai, China

For registration inquiry, please call +86-21-63016551-8011

For conference sponsorship inquiry, please call +86-21-63016551-8005


Surviving Exam Season

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by Sara Naylor, Deputy General Manager, Shanghai and mother to a teenager with upcoming exams

by Sara Naylor, Deputy General Manager, Shanghai and mother to a teenager with upcoming exams

It’s all about the planning! Parents need to plan too….

Help empower your child, make them feel as if they are in control and that you trust them. Help them to create a revision plan that works for them.

 

Tips for revision planning:

  • Work out a revision timetable for each subject.
  • Long periods of study can be counterproductive – the mind and body need to have regular movement breaks. Plan revision time into small chunks – hour-long sessions with short breaks at the end of each session often work well.
  • Make sure your child has all the essential books and materials. A protractor that has snapped in half is useless!
  • Use Post-it notes and postcards to condense notes onto – these can be used as revision prompts.
  • Use large sheets of paper and colored pens to create mind maps and other diagrams – this is especially useful for visual learners.
  • Buy new stationery, highlighters, and pens to make revision more interesting.
  • Go through school notes with your child or listen while they revise a topic.
  • Time your child’s attempts at practice papers.

 

Exam RevisionProviding all-round support

The best way to support your child during the stress of revision and exams is to make home life as calm and pleasant as possible.

  • It helps if other members of the household are aware that your child may be under pressure and that allowances should be made for this.
  • Make your teen feel supported by being at home as much as possible so that you can share a break and a chat together to break up long revision periods.
  • Encourage your child to join family meals – it’s important to have a change of scene and get away from the books and computer for a while.
  • Make sure there are plenty of healthy snacks in the fridge and try to provide good, nutritious food at regular intervals.
  • Take them regular drinks and snacks – hopefully you will find then studying and feel reassured.
  • Exercise breaks will help your teen to keep a clear mind. This may be as simple as throwing a ball for the family dog for a few minutes, a short run around the block, or even a game of tennis with you!
  • Try not to add unnecessary stress or distract from revision.
  • Try not to nag …. pick your arguments! Does it really matter if there are dirty socks on the bedroom floor?

 

Bribes, treats and rewards

Some children are ‘bribed’ to do well in exams and are offered cash or gifts to achieve good grades. But bribery is not a good idea as it implies that the only worthwhile reward for hard work is money and that you don’t trust your child to work hard. Negative messages like these will affect your child’s sense of self-worth.

Encourage your child to do well for his or her own sake rather than for money or to please you. Explain that exams aren’t an end in themselves but a gateway to the next stage of life – A levels, university, college or work. Good results are themselves the best reward for hard work and will make your child proud of his or her achievements. Make sure your child knows you’re interested in their work and that you’ll be proud if they do well.

Consider providing small treats by way of encouragement – perhaps a piece of cake or a bacon sandwich after a chunk of revision has been completed. The end of exams can be celebrated with a treat that everyone can look forward to, such as a meal out or a trip to the cinema.

 

IN SHORT…..

Parents should:

  • Breathe deeply
  • Take up a fashionable relaxation therapy
  • Block their ears when their friends talk about the top university that their children are guaranteed a place at.
  • Remember that everyone resists advice these days
  • Stock up on chocolate biscuits (they may stop your teen becoming hysterical)
  • Look forward to the summer holidays

 

Teenagers should:

  • Take full advantage of not having to do anything useful around the house
  • Pin up a revision timetable (it makes it look like you’re doing something)
  • Occasionally ask a parent to test you on something you already know (it allays anxiety)
  • Give parents a copy of the exam timetable (so you can blame them if you turn up to the exam on the wrong day)
  • Call any time-wasting activity “having a break”
  • Make a list of all the famous and successful people who have rubbish qualifications
  • Look forward to the summer holidays

When Friends Leave: How to Help Your Child Cope

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Beth Rutkowski, PsyD, Clinical Psychologist & Psychology Team Lead, Shanghai

Beth Rutkowski, PsyD, Clinical Psychologist & Psychology Team Lead, Shanghai

At any age, it’s hard when friends move away. If you are an expatriate, you tend to say goodbyes more often than most. For children who are still learning how to develop and maintain social relationships, a close friend moving can be especially difficult. Younger kids may be experiencing loss for the first time, making it both confusing and sad. Older children might start to realize how temporary things in life can be and how little control we sometimes have. As a parent, it can be difficult to figure out how to help. Complicated as it may seem, there are certain ways to ease the transition.

 

When first talking about the move, frame the change as an exciting one- both for your child’s friend and your child. It can be opportunity to learn about a whole new part of the world. Encourage your child to talk with his or her friend about things they are looking forward to in their new home. Show your child on a map where their friend is moving. Look up the destination on the Internet so your child can learn more about it. Help them come up with fun facts to share with their friend. If it is realistic, talk about plans for a visit and research things to do there.

 

Explain to your child that the move does not mean the end of the friendship. Remind them of all the ways to keep in touch- email, Skype, phone calls, and WeChat. Encourage them to practice these activities by Skyping or emailing the friend while they are still in the same city, in order to make this form of communication seem realistic. However, be sure to check with the friend’s parents to make sure that any chosen communication method is acceptable for them.

 

While keeping this positive perspective, don’t trivialize the loss. Talk with your child about how he or she feels. Make sure they know it’s alright to feel sad or angry. For younger children, reading them a book about friends moving can help them feel less alone and confused. This can also facilitate conversation about the loss. If your child can’t articulate what they feel, try to help them. Offer an understanding to start conversations, such as “It’s sad that Johnny is moving away, isn’t it?” and “I’m going to miss the Jones’ family, aren’t you?” This makes it okay for a child to talk about how they are feeling. Offer to share stories from your own life of times that you faced similar feelings or situations.

 

Find ways to help your child remember their friend and the fun times they have had together. Have them make videos, a scrapbook, or photo album together for your child to keep. Help your child come up with ideas for a going away party or make a special gift for their friend. It could be a photo collage, drawings of them together, or a story about a memory. You can frame it and give it to their friend before they leave.

 

If you are told by the friend’s parents before they share news of the move with their child, it is best not to share this information with your child. While you may want to help your child prepare with the maximum amount of notice, this burdens them an unnecessary amount. This then becomes something he must keep from his friend, which can cause a serious problem for the friendship if the friend feels lied to or deceived. Another possibility is your child may tell his friend before the family is prepared to break the news, causing additional difficulties and stress. Take time to deal with your own feelings about the move so that you are better prepared to help your child when he is told.

 

Once the friend has moved, be sure to put your child in situations where they can make new friends. Make an effort to have playdates with other classmates. Sign them up for a new activity. Help them understand that there will never be another friend quite like the one moving away, but that they can make new friends now and in the future. Remember that it isn’t always easy for children to make friends as adults may believe, so be encouraging but not overbearing in these pursuits.

 

Dealing with loss is a life lesson. As we get older, we are faced with the reality that life is always changing, whether we want it to or not. This isn’t an easy thing to realize, but it is necessary. Take cues from them as to when they want to be left alone. Give your child space to deal with it. If your child seems to be particularly isolated or depressed, supportive therapy can help them work through their feelings. Remember that if you want a little extra help, there are outside resources that can offer help and guidance for you and your children. Psychotherapy, social skills groups, and family counseling are available through various organizations, including at LIH Olivia’s Place. It’s not an easy experience, and there is no reason to pretend it should be. However, with the right support and a positive perspective, you can help your child grow stronger from the loss.

 

Dr. Beth Rutkowski is a Clinical Psychologist at LIH Olivias Place. If you have questions or concerns about your mental health or that of loved ones, you are welcome to contact her directly at ber@oliviasplace.org or the LIH Olivias Place team at (8621) 5404-0058 (Shanghai) or (010) 6461-6283 (Beijing).


Formal Assessments for 4!

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Shanghai LIH Olivia’s Place worked together last month with a local cerebral palsy foundation to support a family with quadruplets diagnosed at birth with cerebral palsy. The family is from Anhui province and the four children are now almost 3 years old. Until now, they have had limited resources for assessment and therapy.

Lis Ringrose, Physical  Therapist

Lis Ringrose, Physical Therapist

On the morning of March 29, we warmly welcomed the family and CP foundation staff at Shanghai LIH Olivia’s Place. Our multi-disciplinary team had carefully planned for the visit over the previous two weeks. Speech Therapists Yi Lien and Shirley Zhou, Occupational Therapist Anna Tan Pascual, Physical Therapists Lis Ringrose and Zili Wang, and Counselor JingJing Du participated in the assessment. Led by Clinical Manager Dr. Becci Dow, the assessment of four siblings proceeded in a very orderly way and the children were immediately comfortable with our team. The whole family was relaxed, enjoyed the toys offered as part of the assessment, and interacted well with the evaluators.

 

quads 2The team used several formal assessment tools including the Hawaii Early Learning Profile (HELP), Rossetti Infant Toddler Language Scale, and the Preschool Language Scales (PLS-5) to gather information about the children’s development. After the assessment, the family’s therapy team met with the parents and the volunteer who accompanied them on their trip to Shanghai. The therapists provided advice on daily activities the family can do to help their children’s developmental needs. A formal written report will also be provided for each child.

 

A reporter from an Anhui TV station accompanied the family during their visit and interviewed our CEO, Nelson Chow, and the family’s therapy team. Video of the family’s time at LIH Olivia’s Place will be aired in Anhui in the future.group quads (2)


Beijing Welcomes Visiting Psychologist in May

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Dr. Jacqueline Wolf, Clinical Psychologist (US)

Dr. Jacqueline Wolf, Clinical Psychologist (US)

In late May (May 27-June 4), LIH Olivia’s Place Beijing will host visiting psychologist, Dr. Jacqueline Wolf. During her time in Beijing, Dr. Wolf will be available for consultation and assessment related to your child’s challenges with attention, learning and/or behavior, as well as brief evaluations for admissions and standardized testing accommodations. Dr. Wolf is a U.S. Licensed Clinical Psychologist with expertise in child development, child psychology, and psycho-educational assessment. With two years of previous practice in Beijing, Dr. Wolf has has an extensive knowledge of the international school community and strong working relationships with learning support teams. Please contact our Beijing clinic if you are interested in scheduling a consultation or assessment with Dr. Wolf.


Run In Blue: Our Shanghai Team Turns Out to Support Autism Awareness

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On a sunny Saturday morning, we gathered together at Shanghai Yichuan Middle School to run for raising awareness and supporting  families with children with autism. “Run in Blue” was held on 9 April 2016, organized by Rotaract Club of Shanghai. Shanghai LIH Olivia’s Place was a sponsor of the event and many of our employees and their family were engaged very actively. The team insisted on running all the way, encouraging each other and working hard.  It was a  really fun and meaningful run which was enjoyed by all participants.

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Cathy Xu, Marketing, Liam Zhang, HR, Sophia Guarracio, SLP, Angela Cooper, Psychology Intake Coordinator, ChiHui Yong, SLP, Lis Ringrose, Chief Therapy Officer/PT, Linda Wu, Operations, Becci Dow, Clincal Manager/Psychologist & Families of our Team

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Linda Wu and her Daughter

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At the Finish Line

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Angela Cooper

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Sophia Guarracino

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Liam Zhang

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YiFei, Daughter of Cathy Xu, Marketing

YiFei, Daughter of Cathy Xu, Marketing


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