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Posts by Meg Scaling

Cooking Checklist

Cooking seems like a simple task, but when there are multiple steps in a cooking task, it can sometimes be difficult to keep track of which steps have been completed. The occupational therapists here at Galaxy Brain and Therapy Center have a helpful tip to help you stay organized when cooking! Print your recipe and…

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Cooking Made Simple

Cooking can be hard. It requires memory, problem solving, safety awareness, and multi-tasking, all things that can be more difficult after a brain injury. Here at Galaxy Brain and Therapy Center, we work to simplify tasks such as cooking with customized and detailed step-by-step directions. Comprehensive directions decrease the cognitive demands of the task and…

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Incorporating Laughter Therapy into Treatment

     As an occupational therapist I am always trying to find innovative treatment strategies to incorporate into OT sessions.  Many years ago I was introduced to the concept of “Laughter Therapy” when I worked at an inpatient neuro-care center and was inspired at this years BIAMI’s conference by something one of the guest speakers…

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Plateau… A Dirty Little Word!

Today at the Brain Injury Association of Michigan’s State conference in Lansing, I was extremely inspired by many of the speakers. One in particular spoke to me in a way that really made me think about the word PLATEAU.  She called it a “Dirty Little Word.”  I couldn’t agree more.  It was all I could…

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You are not alone

Who am I now? Searching for Pieces of My Former Self After a Traumatic Brain Injury By, Meg Scaling/OTRL Life Skills Community Rehabilitation & Associates, LLC You are not alone. I hear the same stories of sadness over and over again as I work with individuals who have suffered a traumatic brain injury.  Stories of individuals…

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