As director of pediatric neurology at Akron Children’s NeuroDevelopmental Science Center, Dr. Michael Kohrman is used to juggling a lot of responsibilities at work such as diagnosing, treating and helping patients manage diseases and conditions that affect the nervous system. While impressive, his patients often find his ability to juggle other things like tennis balls, stuffed […]
The problem that brought 7th-grader Ethan Herald to pediatric psychologist Katrina Lindsay at Akron Children’s Hospital was a vocal stutter he later named his “echo tic.” Ethan is outgoing and had no trouble with church readings or speaking in front of his class at Northwest Middle School in Canal Fulton. But when he was nervous […]
For Dr. Jessica Foster, it’s never too early to start thinking about her NCAA basketball bracket winners. Perhaps it’s because one of her Final 4 picks always includes her alma matter, the University of Kansas Jayhawks. As a Kansas native and NCAA basketball enthusiast, it may not have been easy moving to Buckeye Nation, but […]
The “Hunt for Hope” was born out of the idea that all individuals, regardless of their disability, should have the opportunity to participate in a deer hunt if they so desire. Heidi and Scott Meshew of Wooster wanted that same opportunity for their son Cooper, an avid outdoorsman affected by a neuromuscular disorder. The couple […]
Purple shirts. Purple ties. Purple scrubs, sweaters and dresses. Akron Children’s neurology and neurodevelopmental science team celebrated Purple Day, an international grassroots effort to build awareness for epilepsy.
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.