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.
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,
An excellent presentation was given at the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) conference by Dr. Carlos Marquez de la Plata and Dr. Marlene Vega, both of Pate Rehabilitation; and Dr. Aida Saldivar from Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center. It focused on how to improve brain injury outcomes among minorities,
Congratulations to Heidi Richardson, MS, CRC, BCB, LPC on becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor. To achieve this accomplishment, Heidi had to pass the state exam and complete a 3,000 hour internship.
Congratulations also go out to Erin Perez, PT, DPT, NCS and Kelley Allen, PT, DPT, NCS on achieving the Neurologic Clinical Specialist certification.
Pate’s Villa Creek location had the opportunity to hear from author and public speaker Donna Valentino this week. Valentino was diagnosed with a severe brain injury after being involved in an ATV accident in 2009. She shared her inspirational journey of rehabilitation with the group, focusing on the aspects of acceptance, adaptation and forgiveness which were key factors in her recovery.
Pate offers driver training and evaluation as part of the rehabilitation 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 Services (ADED).