When Gweneviere Mann lost her short-term memory, following surgery to remove a brain tumor, she was forced to navigate life in a new way. Gweneviere, with the help of her boyfriend, Yasir Salem, found she could tackle the challenges of her condition. This was funded by Corporation for Public Broadcasting National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with POV.
Pate’s Driver Rehabilitation Program is offered as part of the treatment program for individuals who meet certain criteria. Pate is among a small number of organizations who employ Driver Rehabilitation Specialists certified by the Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists (ADED).
Keith McWilliams starts the evaluation with a review and instruction on how this particular vehicle operates.
Jana Downum is a biofeedback therapist at Pate, and a doctoral student in the College of Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences, at Saybrook University. Jana will present a poster at the annual meeting of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB) in Seattle, Washington on March 11, 2016. Jana will present preliminary research findings on her doctoral dissertation research,
December 9, 2015
Pate staff and program participants found hope in a farewell serenade performed this afternoon by Justin “Beef” Williams, who has graduated from his treatment program at Pate. The time has come for him to turn the page and begin a new chapter in his life.
Keith McWilliams, OTR/L, MOT, CBIS, DRS presented “Driving and Self-Efficacy for Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injuries” at the Texas Occupational Therapy Association annual conference on November 6-7, 2015 in Richardson, Texas. The focus of the presentation was the relationship between self-efficacy and the instrumental activity of daily living (IADL) of driving.
Jennifer Featherston, PhD, LPC, CRC, CVE, EAGALA Certified and Emily Harstad, OTR/L, MOT, CBIS, both of Pate Rehabilitation, gave a two hour presentation titled “The OT’s Role in Vocational Rehabilitation” at the Texas Occupational Therapy Association (TOTA) annual conference in Richardson, Texas on November 7, 2015. Jennifer and Emily provided occupational therapists with an in-depth introduction to vocational rehabilitation,