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Archive for September, 2015

5 Ways to Help Kids Exercise All Year Long

September 29th, 2015

Recently published in the Dallas Morning News’ Special Needs Blog.

If summer is bursting with outdoor play, it could be said that the fall gets a little more sedentary as students settle into their school routines. But that...

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Updates on Medicaid Budget Cuts for Therapists in Texas

September 29th, 2015

As we explained on a previous post, the fight against deep Medicaid budget cuts proposed by Texas’ Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) continues, as it could potentially limit access to care to thousands of children with special needs....

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4 Ways Music Can Help Kids with Special Needs

September 24th, 2015

Recently published in the Dallas Morning News’ Special Needs Blog.

It’s been known that music has calming powers that support mental health and reduce anxiety — but did you know that melodies can be...

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Newborn Screening Awareness

September 22nd, 2015

September is Newborn Screening Awareness Month. 

Most babies are born healthy. But even babies who look and act perfectly healthy could have a potentially life-threatening condition. Newborn screening allows health professionals to...

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Fostering Children with Special Needs

September 17th, 2015

“The Need is Great, The Reward is Greater” by Diane M. McCullom

Recently published in Foster Focus Magazine Volume 5, Issue 3.

While work takes up a huge part of our lives, you wouldn’t expect to meet your...

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Epic’s Pulmonary Health and Rehabilitation Program

September 15th, 2015

Are you currently living with a chronic respiratory disease, like COPD, and been ordered by your doctor to get more exercise? You may be saying to yourself “How can I exercise when I can’t even catch my breath?!”.

There’s...

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How Epic Can Help Your Child with Tracheostomy Care

September 14th, 2015

Caring for a medically fragile child requiring tracheostomy care at home can be frightening and overwhelming for parents. As you learn about the care your child will need at home, you may begin to question your ability to provide the...

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The Fight Continues for Pediatric Therapy in Texas

September 10th, 2015

This is a reminder that the Texas HHSC rate analysis department released a new proposed therapy rate reduction schedule this past Friday.

The new rates are scheduled to be implemented on 10/1/15. The proposed rates would reduce reimbursement... READ MORE...

Why Our Continuing Education Program for Nurses is the Best!

September 9th, 2015

You learn something new every day. It’s an old saying, but one we believe in at Epic Health Services. Education continues beyond the classroom, and our continuing education program for nurses ensures that we can build a better team who...

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Occupational Therapists and their Role in Supporting your Child with Literacy Challenges

September 3rd, 2015

Literacy, by definition, is the ability to read and write.  Literacy permeates everything we do in life – reading directions, doing homework, writing a check, reading road signs, paying bills, and so much more.  In most cases when a child...

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