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A Safer Place to Care

By Beth Rubio, Chief Clinical Officer During these challenging times, nurses everywhere are the world’s heroes. Nurses today are working in all kinds of different settings saving lives and making a difference one patient at a time. I could not […]

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 […]