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April is National Occupational Therapy Month

April is National Occupational Therapy month. This month and all year long,we celebrate VIVA's very own incredible Occupational Therapists, also known as OT's. 

According to The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.'s website 

"Occupational therapy services typically include"

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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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Especially Needed Easter Egg Hunt and Resource Fair

Register Today for the Especially Needed Easter Egg Hunt and Resource Fair on March 24th from 1-4pm at the McKinney National Airport. This is a Free Event for individuals with special needs and their families. Families must register at to participate in the Easter Egg Hunt. Stop by and see us at our VIVA Pediatrics booth and get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny too!!! We can't wait to see you there. 

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Feeding Tube Awareness Week

Feeding Tube Awareness Week - Did you know that there are over 300 conditions a child could have that would necessitate a feeding tube in order for the child to receive proper nutrition? Feeding tubes allow a child to grow, develop, and become stronger while often times receiving therapy that will allow them to one day eat by mouth.

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Charlotte's Day

Feeding therapy is such a paramount part of many of our patients' journeys. There are many tools and tips that our speech therapists provide families to aid with feeding. Today we want to introduce Charlotte's Day, an organization that provides specialized high chairs to assist with feeding time and therapy. If you think your child might benefit from a Stokke Tripp Trapp or a Keekaroo Height Right high chair visit their website for more information and talk to your speech therapists about it.

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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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So very Thankful

This Thanksgiving our VIVA Pediatrics family has so much to be thankful for. We are thankful for our work family, our nurses and patients, our patient's families, and all of our friends, doctors and staff at the local hospitals, clinics and doctor offices. We wanted to share with each of you, some of what our VIVA staff is thankful for as well. Click the link below to preview.

From our family to yours, we wish you a blessed and happy Thanksgiving. 

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Welcome our new Austin VIVA team members

We would like to welcome the new members of our Austin Team!!! We are glad to have each of you and are excited to see the impact on home health and therapy you will have. 

Melanie Hersom, RN – Clinical Supervisor: 

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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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