The Therapeutic Alliance Part 2: The Role of Applied Behavior Analysis

Last blog entry we discussed the unique insights into a patient's behavior that could be garnered through a strong relationship between primary caregivers and therapists/professionals.  In this entry, we address the relationship between the primary caregiver and the end-user, the person struggling with speech-limiting behavior dysfunctions, and the role of an AAC device in integrating an … Continue reading The Therapeutic Alliance Part 2: The Role of Applied Behavior Analysis

Strengthening The Therapeutic Alliance, Part 1

The term "Therapeutic Alliance" describes the dynamic team that implements, monitors, and adapts a patient's care plan.  The team typically consists of Therapist/Professional, Primary Caregiver, and the Person with Special Needs. OiGO App is working to strengthen all the bonds within this dynamic through a collaborative approach to cognitive therapy.  In this blog entry, we … Continue reading Strengthening The Therapeutic Alliance, Part 1

Sparrow Song, Part 2

  If you've been following, you have read the beautiful reflection by Bridges App founder Brenda Jensen.  Below is a poem inspired by Brenda's and Carl's remarkable story: THE SPARROW’S SONG   The Hall of Souls gave a collective flutter. Down through the cloudy mist To the rain forest below She descended.   Halting, cocking her … Continue reading Sparrow Song, Part 2

The Sparrow’s Song

By Brenda, Carl, and Genevieve Jensen One day, our precious beautiful baby is born. So anticipated. So precious. So loved... Always and forever.  So loved. Development goes awry.  We must choose: Flight?  To denial; Fight?  To solutions yet invented. Always and forever.  Searching a solution. We have fought for three decades. Flanked by our daughter’s … Continue reading The Sparrow’s Song

And The Second App Development Question—Answered as Well

If you read my last entry, you know that as Brenda and I have pursued our dream of age-appropriate, complex assistive communication, two burning questions have animated my efforts:  Are we just redoing something already accomplished?, and Is there a place for Bridges App in current assistive tech?  Last entry I described my answer to the first … Continue reading And The Second App Development Question—Answered as Well