Create Heal Inspire 2015

Each year Akron Children’s Emily Cooper Welty Expressive Therapy Center dedicates a night to showcase some of the hard work and outcomes of the many therapy sessions that occur throughout the year. These works include a variety of visual art, dance, music and poetry – all created by patients, family members and staff. On May […]

‘Max & Ruby’ author visits Akron Children’s Hospital

Several dozen pre-school children came to Akron Children’s Hospital to listen, sing, follow the leader, and celebrate all things literary with children’s book author Rosemary Wells.

Akron Children’s welcomes pediatric palliative care pioneer from South Korea

When we met Ae Ran Hwang, a visiting nurse and family counselor from a pediatric palliative care program in Seoul, South Korea, I was reminded of Shakespeare’s words, “Though she be but little, she is fierce.” At 4 ft., 8 in., Ae Ran is diminutive in stature but a force of energy, compassion and wisdom.

Under the Sea: Kay Jewelers team treats patients to underwater-themed adventure

Sea creatures, sunshine and smiles were on hand recently when Akron Children’s patients and their families were treated to an aquatic-themed carnival in the Emily Cooper Welty Expressive Therapy Center.

KidJam! Studio in hospital’s expressive therapy center welcomes its first patient

The Summit.FM celebrated the opening of the KIDJAM! Radio™ Broadcast Recording Studio in our Emily Cooper Welty Expressive Therapy last Friday. The studio offers young patients a unique radio broadcast recording experience, as part of programming through Akron Children’s existing center.

Dance class offers fun, friendship and therapy to kids with special needs (Photo Gallery, Video)

Every Wednesday evening, dancers of all ability levels and both genders assemble in the Emily Cooper Welty Expressive Therapy under the direction of the cheerful, effervescent Lightfoot. Don’t tell the kids, but they are having a therapy session. They think they are just having fun with a bunch of friends.