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IEP Workshop

Families, we want to share this event with you. Anyone who will be participating in an ARD or IEP meeting or has questions about theirs, this workshop might be for you. Click on the picture above for more information. 

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Indoor Smores

Happy National Graham Cracker day! Today we scoured the internet for the best recipe that includes our beloved graham cracker, and we think we found it. With summer in full swing, who doesn't love a good smore made over the camp fire? But with Texas heat, who really wants to make a camp fire? So----we've found the original Indoor Smores recipe thanks to the Dessert for Two blog site.

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June is National Safety Month

Unintentional injuries are the leading cause of emergency department visits in the United States. Over 9 million children are seen each year in the ED for unintentional injuries. Many of these injuries could be prevented if proper safety rules were known and followed. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s website is a great resource for information on child injury prevention topics. Their safe child index can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/safechild/index.html.

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Spotlight on Therapists Continues

In continuing our celebration of Better Speech and Hearing Month, Viva Pediatrics wishes to celebrate our Speech Therapists. This blog highlights Ciera Gianni, MS, CCC-SLP. Read below to learn more about why Ciera loves being a SLP. 

Why did you become a SLP? 

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Speech Therapist Spotlight

Viva Pediatrics is honored to have some of the best therapists in the business.  In celebrating Better Hearing and Speech Month we asked a few of our Speech Language Pathologists to share more about their role as an SLP. This blog features our very own Dr. Paula Kay Van Houten Ed.D, CCC-SLP. We wanted to learn more about the lady with the amazing letters behind her name. Here is what she so graciously shared with us, so we can share with you. Thank you Paula for being an allstar! 

Why do you decide to persue a career as a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP)

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JourneyFEST

So You Don’t Have to Journey Alone

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SLP's You are Appreciated

Viva Pediatrics would like to celebrate Better Hearing & Speech Month by applauding our wonderfully skilled Speech Language Pathologists. We are fortunate to have some fabulous SLP's working at VIVA Pediatrics. This month we celebrate you and all that you do to help your patients accomplish their goals. #VIVAPEDS

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NICU NOW podcast

NICU. Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Too often, parents are introduced to this word on the day their precious baby is born.  The NICU can be a place of healing and progress, and a place where many hours are spent waiting and praying. The NICU is often a place where parents experience a mryaid of emotions, and where some parents will experience loss. Learning what a new baby needs can seem overwhelming, learning what a medically fragile child needs can seem impossible.

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VIVA goes Red for February

Love IS in the air in the month of February. Everywhere we turn we see symbols of love. Hearts, flowers, candies, cupid, and adorable stuffed animals fill the shelves of stores nationwide. Giggles wants all of those hearts that we see to be a BIG REMINDER that we all need to take very good care of our own hearts. After all, February is American Heart Month. Sadly, heart disease is the number one cause of death for both men and women in America. How can we take better care of our hearts?

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