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Dyslexia Assessment: A Parent Guide

I Think my Child is Dyslexic – Now What? First things first: if you suspect your child has dyslexia, consult with a professional with specialized knowledge in language development to request an assessment. A speech-language pathologist who is certified by the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association (ASHA), and who has training in reading disorders,… Continue reading Dyslexia Assessment: A Parent Guide

Dr. Liz Matheis

Five Wheelchair-Accessible Games for Gym Class

Gym class has always been a bit of a sore spot for me. Sure, I would lace up my Keds and hike up my spandex biking shorts from the Limited Too and get out there with the rest of them. But when it came to group sports, I was never picked first, or last, but… Continue reading Five Wheelchair-Accessible Games for Gym Class

Jamie Sumner
Jamie sumner holding her son with complex medical needs

When the Caregiver Needs Medical Care

I am not the best at going to the doctor. I’m great about it with my kids. If there is vomiting, a high fever, discharge of any color, then we are there with insurance card in hand and masks on. But when it comes to me, let’s just say I’m more…wait and see. There is… Continue reading When the Caregiver Needs Medical Care

Jamie Sumner
signs of dyslexia. a young boy 8-10yrs old is sitting at a desk in his living room at home, participating in virtual learning with several classmates.

Is My Child Dyslexic?

You’ve noticed a few things about your child’s reading and writing skills. At your last parent-teacher conference, your child’s teacher may have recognized that your child is struggling with reading and writing. Your child may be making progress, but is still not reading or writing at grade level. Slowly, over the course of the school… Continue reading Is My Child Dyslexic?

Dr. Liz Matheis
young boy with medical complexity, sitting in a power wheelchair inside a school or medical facility, facing a young man crouched down to assist.

Children with Medical Complexity

The term “medical complexity” is an umbrella term used to describe a wide range of medical conditions that present unique challenges and require special care on an ongoing basis. Medically complex conditions are usually rare illnesses that are functionally limiting and are sometimes life-threatening. Children with medical complexity (CMC) have multiple significant chronic health problems,… Continue reading Children with Medical Complexity

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS
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Breathe Easy: Understanding Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis affects the cells that produce mucus, sweat, and digestive juices. These secreted fluids are normally thin and slippery, but with CF, they become sticky and thick. This causes tubes, ducts, and passageways to 'plug up'. This most commonly affects the lungs and pancreas

Paige Oyaga

How to Smoothly Transition from Elementary to Middle School

The Big Move My son Charlie just turned twelve, which is amazing and wonderful! It’s also when we hit the runway at the end of our elementary school journey and board a flight to the new destination of middle school. That season of life takes up residency in our minds for a reason. It is… Continue reading How to Smoothly Transition from Elementary to Middle School

Jamie Sumner
stress in your child with special needs

Sensory-Friendly Spaces for People with Autism

Create sensory-friendly spaces that are more comfortable and welcoming for people with autism.

Paige Oyaga
child on tube feeding

Which Pilot Are You?

We’ve been traveling a great deal recently in comparison to the almost zero travel we did during the pandemic. We’re getting out! And now that springtime is nearing, the endless wide open schedule of summer is calling us. Every July we fly to Colorado. We drove once and once was enough. I will never get… Continue reading Which Pilot Are You?

Jamie Sumner
young asian child with hidden feeding tube sitting outside on a blanket int heh grass, looking down with multiple colored balls around her. her family is adjusting to tube feeding a child at home.

Adjusting to Tube Feeding Your Child At Home

If your child is unable to meet their nutritional needs by mouth, a feeding tube provides a way to obtain life-sustaining nutrients. This method of “eating” bypasses the mouth and esophagus and delivers nutrition directly into the stomach or small intestine. Tube feeding is a tool that allows your child to thrive. It’s common and… Continue reading Adjusting to Tube Feeding Your Child At Home

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS
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