Heroes of the Pandemic: Ann Marie Hill
Sound has played a vital role in the community for over 50 years. And now, during the Covid-19 crisis, Sound’s team of experts continues to serve thousands of clients in person as well as via telehealth every month.
The heart and soul of our model of care are the people who work here, helping clients get through these scary, unprecedented times. We will continue to work with people and we will get through this together with these Heroes of the Pandemic.
Meet Ann Marie Hill, a clinician at Sound’s Tukwila location. Ann Marie put together a virtual group for parents to learn how to best help their children through these unprecedented times – with a group specifically FOR parents, called “School Online”, offering tips and tricks to help with successful online schooling.
“The idea is to help parents who really want to help their children succeed in spite of a global pandemic that forces us all into a very difficult, socially-distanced situation, ” Says Hill. “By nature, kids are social, and sitting in front of a screen instead of interacting with a human being in person is DEFINITELY a challenge for them. What I wanted to do was support parents, give them ideas, and help them keep their positive energy flowing! I think our group parents are doing just a phenomenal job caring for kids. I’m so proud of them! I couldn’t be happier with the success of these families!”
As for the curriculum? “The materials were created by Child and Family Services. They had so much success with them that I chose to tailor the materials to families with children that have Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. These families’ already-complicated situations are only compounded by the COVID epidemic. I just thought they could use some of that same success only more individually tailored to the challenges they face.”
Ann Marie, Thank you for your dedication. You are a Hero of the Pandemic!