The Connections Group at our day services program received a visit from a Veterinarian and a dog named Jackie. The group invited Susan, a Veterinarian, to come speak to them about her job. They also had Emily (a Marquardt volunteer) and her dog, Jackie, come so that they could all pet the dog and ask questions about her.
Each group member was given an opportunity to ask questions about Susan's job and they prepared their questions before her visit. Each person knew exactly what they wanted to say and when to say it and the whole exchange was effortless and very educational. Some of the clients were able to ask their questions independently while other clients were able to ask questions using a device that played pre-recorded questions. UCP group leaders also assisted clients by reading out loud questions that clients had written down. All group participants were very interested in what Susan had to say and listened intently.
Submitted by Brenda
Here is Brian using his Livescribe pen. The pen is beneficial because Brian can activate the pen with one hand independently and can record his school lectures and can record his own voice since he cannot write. He has set up an Evernote account and keeps his files there. What he records can be retrieved on his computer to be used at a later date. Brian thinks the smart pen is amazing and thinks it will be very helpful with his school work as he continues to master all of the features. We feel that it is great because it fosters independence thus increasing his self esteem in the school setting.
For more information about the Livescribe pen click here.
We'd like to wish you a wonderful and safe New Year's Eve. Happy New Year!
Join us, Saturday, April 5th, 7:00pm for an evening of wine tasting, great jazz and a silent auction while supporting UCP of MetroBoston.
Please visit our Wine Tasting Event Page for more information.
United Cerebral Palsy’s ‘Life without Limits Golf Tournament’, Monday, May 19th at the beautiful Walpole Country Club.
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