VIVA Pediatrics | Home Health Services | Nursing & Therapy


Special Needs Parks

The following DMN article features 12 incredible accessible parks for children with special needs.  Get out and enjoy the pretty weather at one of the local jewels.

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Let your voice be heard!

As part of statewide Needs Assessment, the Division for Family and Community Health at the Texas Department of State Health Services is currently conducting a survey of families that have a child with special health care needs and the health and safety of Texas communities. This assessment will help guide our priorities of how to improve the health of Texas families for the next five years.

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Summer Camp

Ah, Summer camp!  Swimming, camp fires, meeting new friends...Who wouldn't want in on that kind of fun?  Children with special needs are no exception and there are numerous camp options available for them.  If you have a child/young adult with special needs and are still looking for a summer camp, check out the following resources. - July 6-12 - a few camps remaining

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Medicaid Changes

Did you know there are changes coming to Texas Medicaid?   This will immediately impact those consumers who have SSI and by September 1, 2014 all SSI recipients will have to choose a Managed Care Organization (MCO) type of Medicaid instead of Traditional Medicaid.  If the consumer is not enrolled and does not choose an MCO, an insurance broker by the name of Maximus will randomly assign you to a MCO.  You as a consumer can change to another MCO if you aren’t happy with who you are assigned to but this process may take up to 45 days.   


What does mean for you?

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The First Five

The average child's brain develops at an accelerated rate the first years of life. 90% of brain development occurs by age 5. A child goes from being a completely dependent infant, to a completely independent little personality.  It's no wonder why some kids may need additional help staying on track developmentally.  Whether its assistance with feeding and swallowing, or language development (speech therapy), dressing, handwriting, or self-feeding (occupational therapy), or walking, balance, or strengthening (physical therapy), Viva is here to help.

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Meet our Speech Therapist!

Meet our Speech Therapist, Emily Chow!  We asked Emily a series of questions in order to get to know her better and you can read it all here.

Q:  Tell us a little about yourself.

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Happy Mother's Day!

This Mother's Day, we want to honor all of the amazing moms and get to know a couple of them a little better.  We interviewed 2 of our wonderful VIVA moms to get their perspectives on this fun ride we call parenthood.  First, enjoy our interview with Irma!

Q: What is the most rewarding thing about being a mom?

A. Being envied for having the privilege of raising and caring for two perfect boys “one normal and one with special needs”.

Q: What is the best advice your own mom gave you?   

A: Love equally and unconditionally.  Always have patience!

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Happy Nurses' Week!

We would like to say a great big THANK YOU to all of our wonderful, hard working & compassionate nurses!  We appreciate all you do to care for our sweet kiddos!

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Meet our PT!

We are happy to be able to offer PT, ST & OT services to our clients!  Over the next few weeks, we want to introduce the amazing therapists we have who make this service possible.  

First, we get to know Joan Parker as she tells us about her journey to pediatric home care physical therapy.

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