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April is National Occupational Therapy (OT) Month

As April comes to a close, we wanted to once again thank our fabulous Occupational Therapists who make an impact in our patients' lives every day!

Our very own, Stephanie Hill, OTR has provided us with a very informative article to share!

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PATIENT CARE AND COVID-19

PROVIDING CARE IN A HOME WHERE SOMEONE IS HAVING SYMPTOMS

- Ensure person with symptoms is self-isolated in the home

- Self-Assess for any symptoms (Temp >99.5, shortness of breath, cough, aches/pain)

If you are having symptoms DO NOT GO TO WORK and NOTIFY VIVA IMMEDIATELY

- Assess patient for symptoms (Temp >99.5, SOB, cough, aches/pain)

If patient is having symptoms notify their physician

- Frequent Handwashing

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Coronavirus Information

As healthcare providers it is important for us to stay up to date with ongoing issues that may affect our own health and how we care for our patients. With the news of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak spreading, Viva Pediatrics is committed to ensuring our staff and patients remain safe. Although the way the coronavirus is transmitted has not been confirmed, it is believed to be spread between people who had “close contact” with one another. This could loosely be described as someone being coughed or sneezed upon. Unlike the flu, the coronavirus is a pneumonia-like infection.

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Help us Celebrate Occupational Therapy Month

According to the American Occupational Therapy Association,Inc, "Occupational therapy practitioners ask, "What matters to you?" not, "What's the matter with you?"In its simplest terms, occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants help people across the lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations).

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Free Webinar hosted by Grow with Shield Healthcare

Mark your calendars - Shield HealthCare is hosting a Roundtable Discussion today July 25, 2018, titled "Parenting a Child with Special Needs" Click link for information and to sign up. 

http://www.shieldhealthcare.com/community/grow/2018/06/25/parenting-a-ch...

 

 

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TOP Soccer

The McKinney Soccer Association recently announced the launch of its TOP Soccer Program for Fall 2018. TOP Soccer is for children ages 4-19 with special needs. Registration is open now and children do not need to be a resident of McKinney to join. 

For more information click https://www.mckinneysoccer.org/topsoccer-faq/

To register click https://www.mckinneysoccer.org/topsoccer-registration/

What is TOPSoccer …

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Spotlight on Therapy - OT, PT, and ST For Your Child, In Your Home

From birth and through the years, parents strive to provide support and opportunities for their children to grow physically, emotionally, socially and academically.  Parents focus on their child’s first words, first steps, counting, ABCs, writing their name and later progress to making friends, academic achievements, sports accolades and the list goes on.  Often, these “milestones” can occur so quickly that life seems to fly by.  There can be times when concerns linger about development, and parents search for guidance.  For children that need a boost, pediatric therapy can play a vital rol

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AUSTIN NURSE OF THE YEAR

Congratulations to Kaitlyn, our VIVA Pediatrics Home Health Austin Nurse of the Year. Kaitlyn has so many excellent qualities which earned her this title. She is reliable, skillful, knowledgable and always willing to go the extra mile. VIVA Pediatrics is so blessed to have Kaitlyn as one of our nurses. Many thanks for all that you have done. We appreciate you! 

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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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