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Luke finds winning team in rehab services

Luke is back in the game 4 years after sustaining a traumatic brain injury at a Scrappers game.

Akron Children’s Rehabilitation Program gave my son his life back. I know it seems cliché, but Luke wouldn’t be here, in the amazing capacity that he is, if we hadn’t lived day in and day out there for the six months that we did.

Jane and Jude’s growing and changing a mixed bag

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It seems like forever since I have taken pen to paper, or fingers to keyboard, as the case may be. It’s not because I didn’t think about blogging, it’s not because I haven’t wanted to blog, it’s not because I haven’t had anything to blog about. Quite on the contrary. It’s because, the 2 main subjects of this blog, Jane and Jude, have been sucking every hour out of every day and every minute of every hour with all things, good, tough, new, old, fun, challenging, happy, frightening and ultimately fulfilling.

A Day in the Life: Occupational Therapist April is Occupational Therapy Month

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“Sometimes people are surprised when they find out that children receive occupational therapy. But a child’s occupation is being a child, and we work on skills they need to be successful,” said occupational therapist Jordyn Farver. These activities can include brushing teeth and getting dressed − or skills a child may need to succeed in school, such as writing or cutting with scissors.

Inpatient rehabilitation unit helps children with complex medical, physical and functional needs

Occupational therapist Jordyn Farver helps 4-year-old Areiel put on her shoes before therapy.

Children can spend years in rehabilitation, depending on their illness or injury. So it comes as no surprise that they often form close bonds with their caregivers and therapists as they overcome seemingly insurmountable odds.

Febrile seizures: A new challenge for the new year

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I think if we needed to close out the year of 2012 with a bang and start with a clean slate we would score a 10.

Girl’s performance in the Nutcracker punctuates year of surgery, healing

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The Nutcracker is the magical and lighthearted story of a small girl’s dream on Christmas Eve. You recall the story. As she sleeps on Christmas Eve, the main dancer Clara dreams a toy nutcracker given to her by the wizard Drosselmeyer comes to life.