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Understanding Equine-Facilitated Learning

What is EFL Therapy? Equine-Facilitated Learning EFL stands for Equine-Facilitated Learning.  It is a form of therapy that is used most typically for children who have mental or emotional disorders especially like ADD and Autism. It brings horses and children […]

Kyndell’s Goals

A sheet of yellow notebook paper hangs on the wall at the end of Kyndell’s crib, where she can see it every day. It reads, “Kyndell’s Goals.” Aveanna Nurse Brittany wrote the list. She included objectives like “healthy weight,” “head […]

Raising an Orchid

Ten years ago, Oscar sat with his wife in a hospital room, his six-month-old son in his arms, and learned about the disease that had changed their lives forever. Spinal muscular atrophy. As Oscar listened to the doctor describe the […]

Asher’s Badges of Strength

Asher is our latest patient superstar and boy, has he accomplished some amazing health milestones! Born on August 10, 2016, Asher had some complex medical challenges that left him needing repair to his intestinal perforation and a colostomy procedure at […]

Developing Your Child’s Skills

My child with special needs is not interactive with other children. What can I do? A child with special needs requires additional skill development in multiple areas. Children with special needs often do not pick up social skills on their […]

Beth’s Five Tips for Staying Healthy in School

How can I keep my child healthy in the school environment? The start of a new school year exposes children to many things: new friends, new teachers, and lots of germs. According to the National Institutes of Health, families with […]

Beth’s Back-to-School Tips

How can I help my special needs child adjust to school? The change from a relaxed summer schedule to a more rigid school schedule can be a difficult and trying process and may cause a lot of excitement and anxiety […]

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Making Mealtime a Positive Experience

By Abby Dalton Lee Lum, M.A., BCBA, LBS Let’s face it, mealtime with children can be a challenging time for all parents. Gone are the days when moms and dads could spend hours preparing a delicious and healthy meal attractive […]

Amazing Ashton

One of the sweetest toddlers on the planet, two-year-old Ashton is such a charmer! He always has a contagious grin on his face and he creates the same on anyone he meets. Born at just 29 weeks gestation, Ashton has […]

A Nurse’s Calling: Shirley King

When Shirley retired from her work as a hospital nurse, she was more than ready for a break. “The hospital was wearing me out,” Shirley confesses. The hospital wasn’t right for Shirley anymore. But she wasn’t ready to give up […]