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!
Today is Brain Injury Awareness Day and we have the personal story of one of our Providers. Wendy Harron, a wonderful OT and IM Provider shared her story with us and wanted to help us spread awareness for the damaging effects of TBI. Check out her story and feel free to share how brain injuries have impacted your life.
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.
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...
This month we shine the spotlight on Dillen Hartley, an Occupational Therapist and IM Provider from upstate South Carolina. Dillen has hosted webinars for Interactive Metronome, teaches certification courses, serves on our clinical advisory board and still finds time to run multiple clinics that provide services to clients of all ages! Wowwy wow, Dillen! Incredible work, and it is time to show him some love.
This month we shine the spotlight on Angie Cilluffo, an educator and IM Provider from Greensboro, NC. Angie works wonders with children who have reading and handwriting difficulties, and still finds the time to treat people of all ages who are just looking to improve their overall timing. After seeing the results of IM with her own son, Angie was hooked. Find out how Angie incorporates IM into her training!
This July, we shine the spotlight on Mary Jones. Mary has been a Provider for over a decade and serves on Interactive Metronome's Clinical Advisory Board and just recently finished presenting our new Pediatric Coaching Program in a 10 module online webinar series. Check out some more great tips from Mary about dealing with patients from all backgrounds!
Our Provider of the Month for June is Lori Schmidt, an educator from Topeka, Kansas. Lori works in her own clinic to provide services for clients from ages 3 to 83. She has used Interactive Metronome to help those with conditions such as ADHD, LD and austim; she also works with athletes and professionals who are just looking for that edge. We want to thank Lori for all of her hard work and the many hours devoted to helping others. Fantastic, Lori!