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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 […]

Understanding Dysphagia

By Beth Rubio, Chief Clinical Officer My child is having difficulty swallowing so I took her to the doctor, who used the term Dysphagia. What is Dysphagia? Dysphagia is a swallowing disorder and can be found in children who have […]

Preparing Your Child for the Future

By Beth Rubio, Chief Clinical Officer How do I prepare my child with special needs emotionally for the future? Develop family bonds A child with special needs will go through the same emotional stages as other children. It is important […]

Keeping Holiday Gifts Safe for Your Child with Special Needs

By Beth Rubio, Chief Clinical Officer What should I be concerned about in relation to holiday gifts and toys for my special needs child? All children, including those with special needs and disabilities, love new, cool, fun things – especially […]

Making the Holidays Fun for Everyone

By Beth Rubio, Chief Clinical Officer I hate to leave my child with special needs out of all the holiday festivities. What can I do to make the holidays enjoyable for everyone? Crowds, lights, noise, strangers, hugging, and a change […]

Understanding Equine-Facilitated Learning

By Beth Rubio, Chief Clinical Officer 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 […]

Developing Your Child’s Skills

By Beth Rubio, Chief Clinical Officer 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 […]

Beth’s Five Tips for Staying Healthy in School

By Beth Rubio, Chief Clinical Officer 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 […]

Beth’s Back-to-School Tips

By Beth Rubio, Chief Clinical Officer 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 […]

Beth’s Four Steps to Self-Care

It is no secret that nurses struggle to practice self-care. They are so dedicated to taking care of everyone else, so driven to nurture and heal others, that all too often they neglect their own health. This neglect may not […]