Patient families in Akron Children’s Hospital’s Locust Pediatric Care Group have the opportunity to participate in a pilot project focusing on literacy and brain development in their babies and toddlers. Akron Children’s Locust Pediatric Care Group has teamed up with The TMW Center for Early Learning + Public Health, a research institute at the University […]
Seize the golden opportunity that summer presents and delve into a good book
Worries about pandemic-related academic progress will persist but … Seize the golden opportunity that summer presents and delve into a good book With heavier days of the COVID-19 pandemic behind us, this summer looks a lot brighter than the last. We are reuniting with family, planning trips and slowly finding our way back to restaurants, […]
The Venner boys share a similar diagnosis – autism – but, just as no 2 kids are alike, neither is their disorder. “As we listened to our friends talk about their children the same age, we began to realize Oscar was very different,” said Jason, the boys’ dad. “He wasn’t socializing with kids his age, and often found repetitive and routine things much more a necessity than comforting. His pediatrician suggested that we test him for autism.” As Oscar struggled with fine motor […]
Is it ADHD or is it remote learning?
Remote learning has brought out the best and worst in many of us this past year – I can’t focus in this house. Where’s the mute button! – as parents became teachers and kids became virtual students. At the start, there were some tears and frustration as everyone adjusted but now, a year later, some […]
Halloween, COVID-19 style – don’t let the virus scare you away from traditions old, new
Even before green leaves turned red and yellow, even before the evening temperatures dropped below the 60s, and even before the grocery stores stacked giant bags of miniature chocolate bars sky high, parents began talking about Halloween 2020. What would it look like? Could kids go trick or treating? How about the beloved school parties […]