June’s Provider of the Month: Mary Pat Bragers

It's June and the weather is heating up. The kids are out of school. It's time for vacation, cookouts and a new Provider of the Month! This June, we chose a wonderful Occupational Therapist from Texas, Mary Pat Bragers. Mary has been working with children who have sensory integration issues and developmental delays for years, and we are happy to have her in our network. Check out her story here.

May’s Provider of the Month: Dr. Robyn Rakov, O.D. FCOVD

May is another big month. The weather has finally turned warm for most of the country, school is winding down and it's time to draw attention to some serious issues. This month is Better Speech and Hearing, Healthy Vision, Stroke Awareness, Huntington's Awareness, Mobility Awareness, Physical Fitness/Sports and Older Americans Month. Whoa! That's a lot. This month, we had to pick one to spotlight our wonderful Providers in that arena, and the winner was Healthy Vision. We work with a lot of amazing Optometrist, and Dr. Rakov is no different. She has been working with IM for years and was one of our first advocates for visual training. Check out all of the amazing work she does to help people overcome difficulty through vision therapy!

March’s Provider of the Month: Todd Sullivan, PT, PCS

March is a big time month. March gets to kick off Spring, and it has a major holiday too...sure, St. Patrick's Day is major. If you read our last blog post (which we know you did), you also know it is home to a whopping six awareness months that affect our Provider network. Wow! Big time! So we needed a big time Provider to rock out March with us. Drumroll please... This month we chose Todd Sullivan, a fantastic Physical Therapist who works tirelessly to help children overcome everything from developmental delays to brain injuries to conditions like cerebral palsy and down syndrome. Check out his profile to find out more about how he and the folks at Blake Medical Center use IM training to help children succeed.

Meet February’s Provider of the Month: Derek Layton

This February, we shine the spotlight on Derek Layton, a wonderful Speech-Language Pathologist who works out of HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Jonesboro, AR. Derek spends his time treating a variety of clients alongside Occupational and Physical Therapists, working to heal the whole mind and body. Check out Derek's story here...

Should I be at 54 bpm?

In the past, we have covered why 54 bpm is the starting IM tempo, and why 54 bpm is so special. However, there are times when going slower or faster is not only acceptable, but can advance training. Find out more in this article from Amy Vega, our Clinical Education Director and a fabulous SLP.

Am I a Candidate for IM Training?

Have you ever wondered if you or a family member was a candidate for IM training? Amy Vega, our Clinical Education Director and a fabulous SLP, has created a checklist to help clients, parents and professionals determine if they are dealing with any conditions that may make them a good candidate for IM training.

Hand-over-hand IM training and autism

We often get questions on how to use IM with specific populations, how to work with the equipment and anything else that is causing our Providers headaches. Amy Vega, a fabulous SLP and our Clinical Education Director, is here to answer those questions from time to time. Today, she tackles an important question for parents and our OT and PT professionals: I know every kid is different, but approximately how many sessions would be typical for an almost non-speaking 15 yo with autism?

Is Visual or Auditory IM Training More Appropriate?

We often get questions on how to use IM with specific populations, how to work with the equipment and anything else that is causing our Providers headaches. Amy Vega, a fabulous SLP and our Clinical Education Director, is here to answer those questions from time to time. Today, she tackles an important question for parents and our OT and PT professionals: is it by seeing the information or hearing it that your client pays attention to it and comprehends it best in daily life?

Timing or Sequencing, Which Comes First?

We often get questions on how to use IM with specific populations, how to work with the equipment and anything else that is causing our Providers headaches. Amy Vega, a fabulous SLP and our Clinical Education Director, is here to answer those questions from time to time. This time she actually tackles two important questions for Providers: should training focus more on the timing or the sequencing initially?

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