Sometimes people say things without thinking and sometimes people say things and think it may help. I realize that usually it is not done or said with malice but, many times, as parents of kids with special needs, we have to bite our tongue, or, our tongue may spit out some rapid words we regret.
Quick Sports Physicals Don’t Give Your Child the Care They Need
Although the quick sports physical you can get at school or a “minute clinic” seems to be incredibly convenient, it cannot give you the care that keeps you healthy. Yearly check-ups with your pediatrician are an important part of children’s health.
River City is starting a new teen class for individuals ages 13-20.
The classes start June 28 and the session runs 8 weeks from 6- 7p.
See the flyer below and call RCYF for more info.
A long time ago while I was in college studying music, I had this dream of reaching people through music. At that time, my dream was to be on Broadway singing for the masses. During my studies, I met Anna McChesney at a rush event for a sorority I eventually joined. I remember her introduction so clearly, “Hi! My name is Anna! I want to be a music therapist and open my own private practice!”. She was so enthusiastic, inviting, and warm. It was hard not to believe in her big dream! She told me all about music therapy. After that meeting, I went to the registrar’s office and changed my major from vocal performance to music therapy.
MEDARVA Healthcare prides itself on practicing and perfecting the art of medicine, and partnering with community organizations to help bring medical assistance and awareness to those in need. The organization is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, whose roots can be traced back to October 31, 1951 when Richmond Eye Hospital was established.
There’s something about the unconditional love between a pet and its owner that cannot be properly described in words. Animals have been our companions since the day our ancestors learned to walk on two feet. That relationship has grown stronger now and humans and animals depend on each other more than ever. Dogs, cats, birds, dolphins, and even horses have been said to help with allergies, asthma, physical pain, and a variety of other ailments. Now a growing body of scientific research is showing that pets’ unconditional love and loyalty really can make a positive impact at the side of a patient with a mental illness.
Editor’s Note: This week , Chris Herren, former NBA player, Division 1 College and High School Basketball star, came to Deep Run High School to share his journey of recovery and the road he traveled to get there.The story was painful. The story was raw and real . Chris Herren shared and the audience felt the pain. His message was one of strength and courage. I sat with my oldest daughter, who graduated from Deep Run in 2012. Please read her piece below for a closer look into the impact of this night.
Cut out this medal and take a bow.
1. Gold Award for patience
2. Gold Award for IEP meeting attendance and restraint
Christina is the founder od Sensory Theraplay Box, she is an occupational therapist living in New York with her husband and two daughters (…and dog, cat & chickens!). Her experience is working with children who have developmental delays, autism spectrum disorders, neurological impairments and emotional disturbances.
Cooking and sharing a meal is a great way to develop social executive functioning skills such as:
Space will be limited to 6 participants. If you are interested in details, contact us.