Making a Splash: Summer Program Week 2

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Week 2 of the Summer Program continued with an “Under the Sea” theme, making us all jealous that we couldn’t also fight off Shanghai’s summer heat with an underwater adventure. This week, children and young adults adopted octopuses, experimented with slime, dove into homemade ice cream, and more. This Week’s Theme: Under the Sea Art Monday: … Continued

App of the Month: Sound Pairs

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By Albine Klawatsch, Occupational Therapist, Certified Dyslexia Trainer The app “Sound Pairs” is an acoustical version of the classic card game “Memory”. The app allows users to match the right sounds with beautifully crafted animal drawings to promote auditory memory skills. Auditory memory is the ability to process information presented orally, analyze it mentally, and store … Continued

Xiaobao’s Road of Growth

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By Ali Fung, with content from Shanghai Huaxin Rehabilitation and Education Institution for Disabled Children and help from Xinxin Zhang When Xiaobao was born in 2010, his family discovered he had anophthalmia; he was missing his right eyeball. At six months, he was diagnosed with brain hypogenesis. A hospital assessment revealed that he had a … Continued

Yinzhi Bao Bao: Achieving His Dreams at Huaxin Center

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By Ali Fung, with content from Shanghai Huaxin Rehabilitation and Education Institution for Disabled Children and help from Xinxin Zhang Yingzhi Wang is a chubby, cute little five-year-old boy. Everyone at Huaxin Center likes to call him “Yinzhi Bao Bao.” He has cerebral palsy, and he has been coming to the hospital since 2015. The … Continued

Giving Back Where I Live: Anne Gerber at Huaxin Center

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By Anne Gerber, Occupational Therapist, with Ronni Rowland, Writer Over five years ago, I began volunteering at Shanghai Huaxin Rehabilitation and Education Institution for Disabled Children, which was established in 2004 and is located in Shanghai’s Qingpu District. A German friend of mine, a physical therapist, invited me to join her, and I’ve been volunteering … Continued

Summer Program: Week 1

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ELG’s Therapeutic Summer Program kicked off to a great start last week. Each week of the program has a different theme; last week’s was camping. A different activity was assigned to each day of the week: Art Monday, Shopping Tuesday, Science Wednesday, Ice Cream Thursday, and Summer Fun Day Friday. Each day’s themed activities provide the … Continued

Dr. Shari Rosen: Social Contributor of the Year at the Women’s Leadership Awards!

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A massive congratulations to Dr. Shari D. Rosen, ELG’s Co-Founder, Program Director and Speech-Language Pathologist! Last Friday, the International Professional Women’s Society (IPWS) announced Dr. Rosen as Social Contributor of the Year for this year’s Women’s Leadership Awards (WLA). We also want to congratulate the other incredible winners and finalists from the WLA! IPWS said … Continued