Sensory Issues Can Be More Intense for Children and Pediatric Patients

July 31st, 2015

 

Sensory Issues Can Be More Intense for Children and Pediatric Patients

Everyone jumps at a loud noise or something surprising but when dealing with children who have medical problems, sensory issues can be a...

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Treatment Planning for the Speech or Language Disordered Bilingual Patient

July 29th, 2015

How To Plan Treatment for a Speech or Language Disordered Bilingual Patient

When it comes to treatment planning for a bilingual patient, decisions are not always easy. Choosing the right therapist and best treatment are based on a...

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Bilingual Speech Therapy and Multicultural Issues

July 28th, 2015

Assessment of the Bilingual Patient

Bilingual speech therapy can be very effective for patients who speak two languages. Before doing a bilingual speech language assessment, a therapist should answer the following:

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Ventilator Support and Airway Management Can Be Complicated But There is Help in Waltham

July 27th, 2015

Medically complex situations often require breathing, airway, tracheostomy tube and ventilator management and support. Not that long ago, an in-home ventilator situation was considered unrealistic and unsafe. The skills needed considered too...

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Keep Pediatric Therapy in Texas

July 16th, 2015

What You Need To Know About Proposed Pediatric Therapy Reimbursement Cuts in Texas

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission has released a new rate packet for pediatric therapy services. The proposed therapy rate cut plan is a 30% reduction...

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A Nurse in the Room: What You Should Expect from In Home Care

July 16th, 2015

What is home health nursing and what should you expect from in home care?

Nursing care is no “stranger” to a client’s home. Dating as far back as 1813 in Charleston, S.C., efforts to bring nursing care to the community has been an organized...

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How to know when you need extra help at home?

July 14th, 2015

When do you need extra help at home and what are personal care services?

Unless there is a dramatic event, many times the need for extra help at home can be hard to see for both caregiver and aging adult. Caregivers take on extra...

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Retained Primitive Reflexes: Causes and Common Types and How Pediatric Therapy Can Help

July 9th, 2015

When a child is born, they display numerous primitive reflexes that allow them to interact with their environment. These reflexes are automatic, and in a typical child they will integrate in the first year of life as the central nervous system...

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Vaccines and Autism: Some facts from the CDC

July 7th, 2015

For parents and families an Autism diagnoses can be frightening.  The questions will run rampant through their minds; why our child, why our family, how did they get it, has anyone else in our family tree been diagnosed with it in the...

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The Five Questions to Ask About Home Health Care

June 25th, 2015

The following blog was originally published in the Dallas Morning News Special Needs Blog. It was written by Diane M. McCullom, senior vice president of clinical operations at Epic. 

When you think of home health care, older...

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