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Finishing it up Friday

Good morning, BRIGHT followers! Sorry I didn't get this post out last night- we got home very late and went straight to bed. Friday was day two of our conference for teachers and parents in the area. Flora, a retired superintendent from Indiana gave two presentations yesterday; a three hour session on reading intervention and

Tiring Thursday

WOW. What an amazingly exhausting day! Today was day one of our conference for the community. There were a total of four sessions; three lead by PTs focusing on transfers, range of motion, and positioning and one by the OT focusing on types of sensory processors and how to support them in the classroom. For

What a Wild Wednesday

Today began with nearly all team members heading back to Eternal Anchor’s school for kids with special needs. I was again asked to observe a student who is blind and give the teacher some ideas on what she can do when he becomes agitated. She then pulled this student and Roberto (from Monday) and did

Not quite what we had planned…

Happy Taco Tuesday BRIGHT followers! Today held an unexpected twist for Amy due to some "occupational hazard" tummy troubles. I started my day off at Casa Hogar with the young adults social group and their wonderful leader, Tere. She was hoping to get some ideas on how she can work with her students in regards

Day one in the sun

Hey BRIGHT supporters! It's Amy here. We had our first work day in Mexico with Eternal Anchor and what a day it was. I started at the school for children with special needs, specifically observing a young man who is blind. The teacher was hoping I could give her some examples of what he can

To be known

Today was our last day in Ecuador. We were able to return to the orphanage to give a presentation to the tias, therapists, and staff. Bessie talked about music therapy and prompting levels, Amy covered presumed competency and executive functioning, and Suzie modeled all types of transfers to help save the tias from all of

Seeing a beautiful country

Since today is Sunday, the tias and children got a break from us crazy therapists and we got to see some wonderful Ecuadorian landscape. We were in a town called Baños, known for waterfalls, trolls, and sugarcane. We took a four-ish hour double decker bus tour to see various waterfalls (and get wet from said

Maybe not a fun Friday

Today was a "go go go" day and we hit the ground running. The orphanage had the BRIGHT therapists teamed with their therapists and had a list of children they were hoping to have assessed. The therapists ran anywhere between 2 to 5 assessments in the morning and 2-6 assessments in the afternoon. Kimberly and

Adventures to Latacunga

We said "Adios" to the children living in Quito this morning and drove a few hours to Latacunga. We made a quick stop for a photo op where the team found some workout equipment overlooking southern Quito. We took advantage of that! Once we arrived in Latacunga, we got to settle into our rooms and

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