Disability 4 A Day

by Michelle McFalls-Mills OTD OTR-L

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/9/2014

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.25x11
Page Count : 74
ISBN : 9781452559797
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 74
ISBN : 9781452559803

About the Book

Do your students, friends, colleagues, or coworkers have difficulty understanding or demonstrating empathy toward individuals with disabilities? This program is a therapist’s opportunity to facilitate empathy development toward individuals with disabilities through role play and group discussion. Disability 4 A Day is a program that gives participants, 1st grade thru college aged students and adults, the opportunity to “walk in someone else’s shoes” by experiencing a “physical disability” for a full school or work day. This edition includes all required forms and step-by-step instructions that Speech/Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapists will need to implement the program in a school, clinical or community setting. Many students, school staff and community members have never had the opportunity to meet or interact with an individual with a disability in order to understand their struggles and strengths. This program will give the participant the opportunity to “step in the shoes” of someone who has physical challenges that affect their daily activities and routines. Ultimately, helping to focus on ability not disability!

About the Author

Dr. Michelle McFalls-Mills is a pediatric occupational therapist with North Thurston Public Schools in Lacey, Washington. She is licensed in the state of Washington, registered with National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) with 12 years’ experience working with children with various mental, physical and sensory disabilities and is the founder of The Disability 4 A Day program. Dr. Mills lives in Olympia, Washington, with her partner, son, and two dogs. They enjoy hiking, reading. playing and watching sports and visiting the ocean beaches.