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Increasing Saylor’s Independence

Saylor is a 20-month-old little girl with a rare mitochondrial disease and Fanconi Syndrome. Because of these conditions, Saylor depends on a central line with TPN for nutrition and, until recently, she required frequent hospitalizations. During the first year of […]

Finding the Perfect Therapy Team for My Son

By Maira, Erik’s mom Although my son, Erik, has always been a sweet boy, when he turned three his behavior began to change. I noticed a delay in his speech when he turned three years old, which was a bit […]

The Benefits of Working in Home Care

By Beth Rubio, Chief Clinical Officer Working in the home care setting is very different than working in a facility or hospital. If you’ve never worked as a caregiver in the home before, you might be a little hesitant or […]

The Beauty of a Father’s Love

When Doug and Tina’s fourth son, Anthony, was born with muscular dystrophy, they faced new challenges as parents. “We didn’t know what to do,” Tina recalls. “We didn’t know what kind of life he could have. We had no idea […]

Helping Margo Find Her Voice

When Margo was diagnosed with profound hearing loss shortly after birth, her parents began researching options for early language development for children who have hearing loss. They read a lot of books, researched articles online, and spoke to young adults […]

Presley’s Speech Therapy Journey

Presley started therapy services with Aveanna in December of 2017. He was a bright, happy, and intelligent three-year-old. But Presley also had a severe fluency disorder and was beginning to show anxiety about the way he spoke. When Aveanna Speech-Language […]

More Than a Nurse

By Rachel, Ella’s mom Ella has Nemaline Rod Myopathy and an immunoglobulin deficiency. Her skeletal muscles are profoundly weak, which makes endurance difficult and breathing on her own for long periods exhausting. Ella was trached in 2016 after getting RSV, […]

Shannon’s Story – A Mother’s Day Tribute to Mothers of Medically Fragile Children

By Shannon, Penny’s mom When I was pregnant, I daydreamed about what it would be like to hold my baby. I imagined taking her for a walk in the park, but all of that changed when Penny was born with […]

Parent Involvement and Self-Care

By Juan Carlos Lopez, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBS When offering services to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), parents and caregivers play a unique role in their child’s development. It is also important to remember that for the adults, it is […]

Strategies to Reduce Problem Behaviors

By: Adriana Neumann, BCBA, ABA Clinical Supervisor We know why the problem behavior is occurring… But now what? Believe it or not, identifying why a problem behavior is occurring actually directs you to effective strategies to use in order to […]