Helping People with Disabilities Feel Comfortable Wearing Masks (Episode 1)


Occupational Therapist


Speech-Language Pathologist

We are really excited to bring you the first episode of the Disability Progams Specialized Services podcast!

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are encouraged to wear masks when we are out in public. In Québec we have to wear them in indoor public places. For many children and adults (with or without disabilities), wearing a mask can cause a lot of anxiety and discomfort. 

 

In this episode, Cynthia Miller-Lautman, Occupational Therapist, and Dana Lawlor, Speech-Language Pathologist, discuss some strategies that can be used to make the transition to mask wearing a little bit easier.

Cynthia and Dana talk about many of the things discussed in the blog post Why Could People with Disabilities Have Trouble Wearing Masks? You can read that article to learn more details.

References:

Government of Canada. (2020). COVID-19: How to safely use a non-medical mask or face covering. https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/publications/diseases-conditions/covid-19-safely-use-non-medical-mask-face-covering.html

Eby, M., Vegh, M. (2020). Mask Safety 101: Why you shouldn’t mask a baby. Nationwide Children’s. https://www.nationwidechildrens.org/family-resources-education/700childrens/2020/04/mask-safety-101

Additional Credits

Special thanks to Catherine Washipabano for the translation and recording of the introduction into Cree.

Thank you to Aimee Parsons and Sophie-Anne Scherrer for editing and creative input.

Production and technical assistance by Michael Lautman

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This podcast is produced with the support of the Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay and Jordan’s Principle.

 “NISHIIYUU AND ME” by artists from Whapmagoostui and the N’We Jinan project. Permission to use the music was generously provided by David Hodges/N’We Jinan. You can listen to the track on SoudCloud here or buy/stream it on Apple Music .

“Forever” by DJ Arrow. Permission to use the music was generously provided by Jason Swallow. You can listen to the track on SoundCloud here.

Disclaimer

The information provided on this website is for information only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, assessment and evaluation. We encourage our readers to seek and consult qualified health care professionals for answers to personal medical questions. Read the full disclaimer.

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