SCI Education

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Spinal cord injuries (SCI) are beyond impactful. These injuries do not just impact the body, but also one’s mindset about physical appearance, sexuality, ability and identity. April’s own SCI dates back 28 years. During this time, she has encountered many of the challenges faced during this adjustment process, and has helped many people through their own transitions. She has also worked with health care professionals to bolster their abilities and outcomes in working with SCI individuals.

April collaborates with both SCI Individuals and health care workers (including doctors, nurses, physical therapists, and home care attendants) to facilitate communication, improve comfort, increase quality of life, and encourage emotional support and understanding.

For SCI Individuals

  • Self-advocacy
  • Transitioning
    • At the hospital
    • During rehab
    • Resuming home life
  • Employment
  • Housing
  • Mobility
  • Navigating the world
  • General health and wellness
  • Relationships and sexuality
  • …and more

For Health Care Professionals

  • Communication
    • How to talk to clients
    • Empathy triggers
    • Challenging clinical assumptions and client beliefs
    • The impact of caregiver and client attitude on prognosis
  • Individualized care
  • Office accessibility
  • Balancing approach / focus
    • Quality of life
    • Pathology
  • Women’s health