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 […]
I wrote my own interpretation of the 12 Days of Special Needs. Buckle up and read on.
Here’s a snapshot of leaving the house with a toddler with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) – a snapshot of leaving the house with Baby Jude.
For Akron Children’s Hospital’s mommy bloggers, blogging has provided a way to chronicle the ups and downs of parenting a child with a serious medical condition.
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?
At least that has been the question swirling around Baby Jude’s neurological episodes in the past month or so. Baby Jude’s team – therapists, Vance and I, cousins, aunts – have witnessed and/or noted a major increase in body tremors and new seizure like activity. He has had an additional EEG, and an extended EEG is […]