I’ve never met a piece of assistive technology or a medical device that gave functionality without taking something away.
Tag Archives: self-care
Hands-Off Navigation, Please: How NOT to Give Directions to a Blind Person
And all you had to do to avoid it was keep your hands to yourself. Why does the sight of a mobility cane seem to erase that childhood lesson from adult brains?
Flashback Friday: Transit.Tasks
There are lots of conflicting ideas about where and how it is safest for a dog to ride in a car. Personally, I think there are several right answers, depending on the dog’s size and health, the car’s design and age, and the dog’s familiarity with and comfort with car rides. Below i will explain how TSE taught us to load and unload our dogs safely into cars.
Flashback Friday: construction and concussions
Pine-needles in hairdos, forehead scrapes, and bruises from slow-slung bars do not work with any outfit for any occasion.
Flashback Friday: Pup andPupil Learn to Play
Kong toys were not meant to be tug toys!
Broken wrists and blog posts
A new year is a great time to learn new skills and discover your latent super powers.
Peering Through the Window of Tolerance
The stigma persists, at least in part, because we believe it does.
I felt light headed at one point. My heart raced constantly, I felt my hearing (which is my peripheral vision) partially overwhelmed with what I expected to hear rather than what I was actually hearing. And by the time of the announcement of the last delay out of Seattle…I remembered all I’d eaten in almost 2 days was just 2 salads! That might have ad something to do with it.
Compartmentalization: A Skill for Adults with Disabilities Practicing Individuation
Afterseveral failed lunges to escape the shaky watercraft in rough water, Greta finally succeeded in escaping on the safest part of the trip, and immediately regretted her decision.
Flashback Friday: Dog Distraction
To explain how Seeing Eye dogs are trained to ignore their instincts, I’m going to use an example. Juno is, of course, our working dog. Fluffy will be our civilian dog. Here’s how Juno learns to ignore Fluffy: