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Belizean Weekend Adventures

This weekend the Therapy Abroad crew took a break from work the great outdoors of Belize! I will let the pictures tell the story… Saturday, 7/8 Saturday was spent ziplining through the jungle and tubing through caves filled with stalagmites and stalactites. We had some interesting encounters along the way…. Ziplining Cave Tubing Sunday, 7/9 On …

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Belmopan and the Jungle (Day 6)

Today, the Therapy Abroad team made a trip into Belmopan, the capital of Belize. Our first stop was a visit to Helping Hands, an educational resource center created by Miss Emily to support the learning needs of Belizean students. During the visit, she told us about the challenges students of all ages face to receive …

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Therapy Abroad–Welcome to Belize (Week 1: 7/1-7/7)

The students and staff of Therapy Abroad, a program designed to provide students and professionals with opportunities to develop speech and language therapy overseas, launched its first student program in Belize this week! As an avid blogger and the Team Leader of the undergraduate students participating in the program, I am thrilled to share about …

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Cambodia Project- The FINAL Week

So we’ve done it! We’ve worked out in Phnom Penh for 12 weeks now (3 months!) and this week was our last. The final hurrah. Monday and Thursday, our admin days this week were spent report-writing for each of the settings and drawing our work to a close. It is really difficult to summarise our …

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Cambodia Project Weeks 10-12: 16th November-4th December

It’s been awhile since our last post! During week 10, many of the surgeons and speech advisers from our settings attended a cleft lip and palate conference in Thailand and during week 11, Cambodia celebrated Water Festival so our clinics were closed. Though these two weeks were quite slow with work, things picked up in …

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Cambodia Project Week 9: 9th -13th November

So it has been another busy week! We can’t quite believe it is Week 9 already. On Monday we had a meeting with our Khmer friend Thyda, who works in an International school, to discuss raising awareness of Speech and Language Therapy in her school. We will be preparing a presentation for parents and teachers …

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Cambodia Project—Week 8: 2nd-6th November

This past week brought some exciting new developments! Monday was no ordinary admin day. In search for a video on feeding babies with cleft lip and palate to add to our Friday presentation, we found a great animated video created by Smile Train, an NGO we later found out supports funding for cleft surgeries at …

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Cambodia Project– Week 7: 26th-30th October

So it has been a different but exciting week this week. On Monday we went to Khmer Soviet Friendship hospital for Day 3 of the Smile Cambodia mission. Our first job was to get a document translated into Khmer about how to care for children after cleft lip and palate operations and how to feed …

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Cambodia Project: Week 5&6– 12th-24th October

Last week was Pchum Ben, a Cambodian holiday celebrating ancestors. We had the whole week off of work so we escaped to Koh Rong Samloem island for a mini getaway! This past week we were back at work! Tuesday was Lauren’s birthday and our sweet speech adviser, Samnang, took us for a birthday lunch! After …

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Cambodia Project: Week 4- 4th October

Written by the lovely Lauren Cooper: On Tuesday we went back to the Children’s Surgical Centre and saw Samnang our speech advisor carry out a session with twin 11 year old boys, both with cleft lip and palate. One had bilateral cleft lip and palate and one had unilateral cleft lip and palate and they …

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