Olivia’s Place and its staff have always had a heart to reach out to Chinese children who have therapy needs that are not being met. To provide the most comprehensive care, we have developed strong links with several not for profit organizations. Most recently, our therapists have provided therapeutic support to the following organizations in Shanghai.
- Physical Therapists Marla Balzer and Veronica Bosch have been working with a little girl who is supported by Mifan Mama.
- Occupational Therapist Eva Steins is providing therapy to a Baobei Foundation-supported girl to develop hand strength/function and play skills. Speech-Language Pathologist Angela Gong is also teaching this child some simple sign language. Additionally, Physical Therapist Lis Ringrose taught a baby massage workshop in March for mothers who provide “healing homes” for children supported through the Baobei Foundation.
- In March, Angela Gong, along with Cheryl Ye, a visiting speech-language pathologist from Australia, spent some time at Shanghai Healing Homes. You can read Cheryl’s reflections here.
- Finally, a multi-disciplinary team of Olivia’s Place professionals continues to aid a school for immigrant children, training teachers, providing assessments, and giving therapy to children with extra learning needs.
Olivia’s Place therapists also support each of these partner organizations with staff and caregiver training that can be used between therapist visits – ultimately providing more children with the high quality developmental habilitation they deserve.