Lorelei Thompson, PT
Began at Teachwell:
Why did you choose this field?
I wanted to work with children and adults and helping to improve their quality of life.
What or who most inspires you?
My family is my inspiration. I am also inspired by the children and families that I have the opportunity to work with and the obstacles they overcome.
I started at TeachWell many years ago for the opportunity to work with children
What keeps you motivated?
The smiles and laughter of the children that I work with are very motivating. The sparkle in their eye when they learn to walk, jump, propel a wheelchair, catch a ball, ride a trike or bike or be independent is wonderful.
How do you hope to make a difference?
My hope is that I can help a child be more independent and confident as they play and interact with their family and friends.
Favorite subject in school?
Biology and Anatomy
What is your background experience – degrees, experience, skills?
I have a BS in Biology from USD and a BS in Physical Therapy from UND. I worked at Avera McKennan for 5 years providing therapy in the areas of inpatient rehab, aquatic therapy, the NICU, general pediatrics, and acute physical therapy. I started at EDEC in 1996 providing service to the Brandon Valley school district. My specialty areas are pediatrics, neuro-rehab, and aquatic therapy.
What is the one thing you would like people to know about you?
I like to laugh.
What quirky thing are you known for around the office?
I have difficulty getting to places on time.