Training is a key “know how” at LIH Olivia’s Place and professional development and clinical education are central to our success and the success of the families with whom we work. Our March visiting physician at LIH Olivia’s Place Shenzhen was Dr. Chuck Dietzen who acted as a consultant to encourage our clinicians in methods to better understand and realize our mission of high-quality, evidence-based, and inter-disciplinary rehabilitation. Most recently arriving from his duties at the Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University (IU) Health, Dr. Dietzen has extensive experience in managing and building medical inter-disciplinary cooperation and provided a window into the effectiveness of a fun pediatric environment. He is a creative thinker and practices as a rehabilitation physician. He is also a teacher of both occupational therapy and physical therapy so as he attended case study meetings and consulted with many of our team members; he was an excellent guide for interdisciplinary work.
In April, we were pleased to welcome Dr. Cheema-Hasan from the Department of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at Rhode Island Hospital as a visiting physician. Dr. Cheema-Hasan provided clinical training in some areas of expertise including current research and practice with autism spectrum disorder, and early intervention for high-risk and premature infants. She has been a recipient of a Maternal and Child Health Training Program Grant from Spotlight for Autism Awareness 2015 and brings a fresh perspective to the scheduled training sessions with Shenzhen clinicians. Dr. Cheema-Hasan will return to the Shenzhen clinic one week per month and will be available for consultation with clients.