As a former collegiate sprinter, Dr. Jacqueline Branch is known for being fast on her feet, but as a developmental pediatrician at Akron Children’s she’s better known for taking her time and listening to patients’ needs. Dr. Branch sees patients in the NeuroDevelopmental Science Center where she evaluates, treats and advocates for children and teens […]
Congratulations to Rochelle Nyer, speech-language pathologist in the interdisciplinary autism diagnostic clinic in the NeuroDevelopmental Science Center (NDSC), for being named an honoree at the Milestones Autism Resources annual benefit for her steadfast commitment and dedication to serving the autism community. The northeast Ohio-based Milestones Autism Resources offers education and coaching for families and professionals through conferences, workshops, […]
Parents, teachers and health care providers see it daily – no 2 children are the same in how they learn and process the world around them. Now, the rest of the world, including the world of business, is starting to take note and be more inclusive. During this Autism Awareness Month, Gina Bannevich is one […]
As 7-year-old Isabella Pirogowicz moves a controller with her hand, an animated monkey correspondingly stretches his long hand to pop a bubble. Isabella probably thinks she is just playing a fun computer game, but there’s actually more at play. The game is therapy, helping Isabella, who has mild cerebral palsy, expand the range of motion […]
When their son Joey still hadn’t started talking by the time he turned 2, Kyle and Missy Cheney knew something wasn’t right. After a series of tests, Joey was diagnosed with autism, specifically Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS). “That was really, really difficult for my wife and me, to understand what PDD-NOS is […]
Since 2013, autism, Asperger’s syndrome and pervasive developmental disorder were combined into one diagnosis: autism spectrum disorder (ASD). We define where on the spectrum a child is based on the amount of support he needs.