Meet Our Speakers
Combining Sensory Feedback with Recreational Therapy Activities
Dr. Raymond Heipp, Senior Specialist for Special Education - School Health
This session focuses on the inclusion of sensory feedback in recreation therapy activities. Attention will be paid to this inclusion in both virtual and face-to-face settings with actual examples explained.
Dr. Raymond T. Heipp, is a 30+ year veteran of administration and classrooms for special needs students. He has designed many support programs for various schools and adult facilities. And, his expertise in assistive technology and sensory materials has enabled him to create updated approaches when working with individuals, therapists, and educators. Dr. Heipp firmly believes that everyone, no matter their ability, has a voice/spirit and deserves a chance to succeed. He suggests that we never doubt their abilities
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Building Rapport with Your Clients Through Storytelling - Gael Gilliland
Gael Gilliland, Author, Consultant, Social Media trainer - Gaelex
In this session, participants will learn a method of storytelling to create deeper connections and trust with their clients. This session will give practitioners instructions on how to employ this method of storytelling to start conversations, improve trust, gain understanding with clients.
Gael founded the Legacy Recorder and published the Legacy Recorder Guide (2016) to share her passion for storytelling and writing about difficult subjects like death, aging, and trauma. Her mission is to help others create deeper lasting connections through intergenerational storytelling. Today her storytelling methods and unique project approach are used globally.
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Seated Therapeutic Yoga in the Era of COVID
Jay Gupta RPh., Director of Pharmacy & Integrative Health; RxRelax
This seminar will describe and demonstrate how you can use seated yoga movements to enhance immune and pulmonary function, manage strong emotions and build resilience in challenging times. Eligible registrants will receive a free RxRelax Seated Therapeutic DVD.
Jay Gupta, RPh, MTM Specialist, C-IAYT is the Director of Pharmacy & Integrative Health at Harbor Homes. He is a pharmacist, medication expert, “de-prescription” leader, yoga therapist and international speaker. His approach to yoga and mindfulness has been implemented in a host of health-related settings, including physical medical rehabilitation hospitals, adaptive sports programs and services for older adults. He recently completed a clinical trial studying the effects of therapeutic telehealth yoga for healthcare professionals during a pandemic.