With so many unknowns during this pandemic, especially about students returning to school, Akron Children’s Hospital developed a list of FAQ to help families. Please keep in mind the following as you read them: Each school district will make the final decisions regarding how and when students will return to their schools, either in-person, online […]
Missy McClain is passionate about her job advocating for kids and educating teachers on trauma informed care. Having experienced a traumatic childhood herself, she knows firsthand what some of these kids are facing. “It’s important for teachers to understand the impact physical and social trauma has on a child’s ability to focus and learn,” said […]
Recognizing that many school-age children do not have a primary care provider, Akron Children’s Hospital is expanding health care in two Northeast Ohio school districts as part of a pilot program. “We are trying to meet students and families where they are, and children are in schools,” said Michele Wilmoth, director of School Health Services […]
Advancements in technology change the way we deliver and use everything – from health care to education. While it can improve efficiencies, the 24/7 access a digital world provides can also have negative effect on a person’s mental and emotional well being, especially for kids. While it’s difficult for parents to stay up-to-date with changing […]
When you are 5 years old and it’s a Tuesday morning, what could be better than going on a field trip to a bowling alley with your class? Jack Cleavenger has special needs but he was able to go bowling because Emily Ocheltree, a medical assistant in Akron Children’s School Health Services, was right by […]
School is one of the most universal experiences of childhood – where we make friends, learn to read and write and hopefully learn to love learning itself. But some children, such as Bradrick Corley, 3, need a little help to get there.