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Alain Désir

Alain Désir

Alain Désir, MSc. OT (Reg NB), M.Biomed.Eng.

Occupational Therapist

Alain joined Neil Squire in 2018 as the organization’s first Occupational Therapist on staff in the Atlantic region. Alain has held a variety of positions in the health field as a case worker for individuals with mental health disabilities, as an OT in homecare, and as a clinical specialist in telehealth. Alain has also worked in the pharmaceutical industry as a biomedical engineer. Alain enjoys working with people and technology. He says that “working with the Neil Squire gives me the opportunity to combine these two interests of mine”.

Alain Désir, MSc Erg (Enr. NB), M.Gen.Biomed.

Ergothérapeute

Alain s’est joint à Neil Squire en 2018 comme le premier ergothérapeute de l’organisation dans la région Atlantique.  Alain a détenu des postes dans le domaine de la santé comme travailleur communautaire en déficience intellectuelle, comme ergothérapeute en maintien à domicile, et comme spécialiste clinique en télésanté. Il a aussi évolué dans l’industrie pharmaceutique comme ingénieur biomédical. Alain apprécie travailler avec les gens et avec la technologie. Il atteste que travailler à Neil Squire lui donne l’opportunité de combiner ses deux intérêts.

Envision AI App

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With COVID-19 conscious social distance protocols being enacted around the world, many teachers and parents are moving towards a digital approach to education. And with so many free teaching apps on the market, there are plenty of different tools to choose from when it comes to teaching in an online/home-based environment. When it comes to lesson planning and scheduling in particular, there are many advantages to taking the digital approach.

Planboard: A Free Lesson Planner

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With COVID-19 conscious social distance protocols being enacted around the world, many teachers and parents are moving towards a digital approach to education. And with so many free teaching apps on the market, there are plenty of different tools to choose from when it comes to teaching in an online/home-based environment. When it comes to lesson planning and scheduling in particular, there are many advantages to taking the digital approach.

iA Writer: Distraction-Free Writing

There’s no doubt that we live in a distracting time. With an almost constant connection to our phones, emails, and social media, it can sometimes seem impossible to truly “get away from it all” and stay focused, especially when writing. Now imagine you’re someone who struggles with staying focused and on task, and you’re trying to finish that big writing assignment but your friends, your games, and the entirety of the internet is just a click away?

Jeremy Finds Ergonomic Solutions to Extend His Workday

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Jeremy often had to cut his work days short because of chronic pain.

“I was in that situation because of a chronic severe neck and back pain. I did not have an ergonomic computer station, and it was causing me pain so much I had to just stop doing what I was doing,” he shares. “[My] condition limits me from walking, lifting, sitting too long at one time.”

FastFig: Calculator and Word Processor

With math being the most tutored subject in school, there are no doubt many learners who are especially struggling during this pandemic, particularly those students who are not able to find or afford tutoring. The app that we are looking at today is well suited for students who struggle with math but do not have quick access to a teacher, friend, parent, or tutor who can check or correct their work.

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