Brooklynn Koeller couldn’t wait to start preschool this fall — and she wasn’t taking no for an answer. As an only child, she was excited to make friends and learn her colors, letters and numbers alongside them. The strong and determined little girl wasn’t going to let her speech delay quiet her determination to […]
My son Colton spent the first 72 hours of his life wearing a cool cap in the Akron Children’s Hospital NICU (neonatal intensive care unit). He was born with cerebral palsy as a result of an umbilical cord accident. He was in the NICU for a total of 36 days, and we have been coming […]
Levi experienced a brain injury at birth and wasn’t expected to live through his birthday. He received cold cap therapy at Akron Children’s and spent 17 days in the NICU (neonatal intensive care unit), followed by 3 years of outpatient therapy. Now at age 3, he’s diagnosed with mild cerebral palsy and a severe affinity […]
As he built a road for his toy cars, 4-year-old Wesley Radebaugh had not one but two friendly playmates by his side. The playmates were occupational therapist Lindsay Ripple and speech therapist Emily Waler, who find working together with Wesley to be a more natural and effective way to help him develop his skills. Wesley’s […]
When my son William was 6 months old he was diagnosed with dysphagia. In August of this year, Dr. Albert put tubes in his ears and removed his adenoids. Dr. Albert was hoping that removing the adenoids would help with the dysphagia.
When you’re a fourth-grader who struggles with reading and writing, going to speech therapy to sharpen those skills after being in school all day may be the last place you want to be. That is, unless your speech pathologist uses the power of animal magnetism to help make learning fun.