App developers are creating tools that autistic children can use to cope with social and emotional situations that challenge them at home, at school, and pretty much anywhere they tote a mobile device. These devices can be a cost-effective solution for parents, school administrators and healthcare providers looking for ways to serve the unique needs of this growing population.
Archives for April 2012
As I was driving my car this week, thinking of what kind of news we may hear from the urology department at Akron Children’s Hospital, my anxiety fluctuated. I attempted to prepare myself for either answer. Do you want to hear the news you need to cath so you’re not constantly looking for signs and symptoms? Or do you want to hear keep monitoring?
He’s got moves Fred Astaire, John Travolta and even “moon-walking” Michael Jackson would envy. The lion in the children’s book, “There’s a Lion on the Dance Floor,” is a twirling, leaping, bouncing extrovert – or so he seems. And he’s the perfect guy to help Kristin Paulus talk to kids about important topics, such as friendship and overcoming differences.
It takes a lot for parents to remain calm when their child is in a life or death situation, especially when it involves their child being transported in a helicopter. Mitchell Holley, a chaplain at Akron Children’s Hospital, is able to be a comforting presence for patients, families and even the crew during their time of need.
Work. That is the visual I had in my head when Baby Jude was initially referred to occupational therapy. I mean, it’s occupational, right? It is therapy designed to help injured, older or recovering people get back to work, right? How can a 7 month old baby need that?
When it’s time for your child’s 6-month well visit, his pediatrician will tell you how much your little one has grown since the last visit. He may need immunizations. And he definitely needs a book.