STUDY: The Family Dog Could Help Boost Physical Activity For Kids With Disabilities

BY MICHELLE KLAMPE Researchers designed an adapted physical activity, animal-assisted intervention where the family dog would serve as a partner with the child in physical activities designed to help improve overall physical activity, motor skills and quality of life. The family dog could serve as a partner and ally in efforts to help children with disabilities incorporate more physical activity into their daily lives, a new study from Oregon State University indicates. In a case […]



BY SAVAGE GLASCOCK There is a Double G camp alumni in Chattanooga that includes a wide range of community leaders, business executives, professional men and women and well-regarded citizens who spent a few summer weeks working as counselors at our camp, which has operated continuously since 1956. The camp was given to Orange Grove Center to use for a couple of weeks in the summer by the Gordon Street family, who developed it for the […]


Health Is More Than A Physical: An Occupational Therapist’s Perspective

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month, so it is a great time to do a check up on your child’s mental health.  I have a unique perspective on children’s health, because I am a mother, and I also work with children professionally as a pediatric occupational therapy practioner (OTP). Although OTPs are mostly associated with physical health, we play a critical role in promoting physical and mental health and well being of children, as […]

CHICAGO MED -- "Brother's Keeper" Episode 204 -- Pictured: (l-r) Colin Donnell as Connor Rhodes, Ato Essandoh as Isidore Latham, Brain Tee as Ethan Choi -- (Photo by: Elizabeth Sisson/NBC)

Does Empathy Begin with a Name?

How often are we with people that irritate us? A new television show, Chicago Med, features a brilliant physician named Dr. Isidore Latham. Most of Dr. Latham’s encounters with others depict him as an annoying, difficult person who has a very hard time working as a team member. With that in mind, many co-workers do not have kind words to say about Dr. Latham. That is until he realizes that he has a diagnosis of […]