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New clinic aims to help every child succeed in school

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Identifying the cause of a learning problem and coming up with an action plan can make all the difference in a child’s achievement. Akron Children’s School Success Clinic offers families the expertise of developmental-behavioral pediatricians, speech pathologists and psychologists.

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Take Me Out to the Ballgame event for cerebral palsy patients

Akron Children’s NeuroDevelopmental Science Center hosted its annual “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” carnival and picnic for children with cerebral palsy last Saturday.

Lean Six Sigma process gives neurology a new look

Young patients will be charmed by the fun wall art.

Akron Children’s neurology patients will notice a brighter “neighborhood” feel on their next visit with colorful tulips, trees and birds on the walls and, more importantly, a more efficient, streamlined flow for getting in and out of appointments. The redesign of the neurology department is just the start of massive remodeling of the hospital’s neurodevelopmental science center.

Change Bandit spotlight: Overcoming a seizure disorder

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For the first 5 years of his life, Mitchell Pallotta was a patient at Akron Children’s Hospital. To support other patients at Akron Children’s, and to say thanks for the great care he received, Mitchell has signed up to be a Change Bandit to raise money for the “Have a Heart, Do Your Part” radiothon, which airs Feb. 13-15 on 98.1 WKDD.

Halloween fun helps our kids celebrate despite being hospitalized (Photo gallery)

Joanne Ehrmantraut in Social Work celebrates the nerd in all of us.

No one wants to miss the Halloween fun at school because they’re in the hospital. But if you have to be hospitalized on the 31st of October, Akron Children’s Hospital is the place to be – both in Akron and Boardman.

Watch out, there be pirates in them there hospital halls! (Photo Gallery)

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Mild-mannered doctors and nurses became bilge rats and barnacle heads Sept. 19 with white coats and scrubs accessorized with swords, skull-and-crossbones tattoos, and eye patches. Hospital hallways came alive with the sounds of “Ahoy matey,” “Arrrrgh,” and threats to “Walk the plank” for “Talk Like a Pirate Day.”