Tag: Children

What Is Acute Flaccid Myelitis?

Attempting to answer some questions about this mysterious illness suddenly striking U.S. children As of this week, almost 200 children across 39 different states have been diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), a condition that affects the nervous system, especially in the area of…

REACHing All Kids

Nemours Children’s Hospital Orlando soothes the ED experience for patients with autism For any parent, a trip to the emergency department is a harrowing experience. For parents of children on the autism spectrum, it is even more nerve-wracking. Even a basic visit can be…

Animal Therapy for Children

How the mental health of kids can benefit from pets Proving that medicine is not the answer to every health-related condition, an unforeseen friendship has captured the hearts of millions while shedding light onto the benefits and services offered by therapy animals. This relationship…

What OT Means to Children

Communicating the power of goal-directed therapy gives young clients autonomy in their treatment. Pediatrics Recently, the AOTA published a blog titled “Perfecting Your ‘What is Occupational Therapy” Elevator Speech.” In April 2015, to help commemorate Occupational Therapy Month, our pediatric practice perfected their own…

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