Amazing Magazine Summer 2017

Amazing Magazine Summer 2017

Solving the Developmental Puzzle

Children with developmental delays like autism benefit from integrated care and therapy, but that can be difficult for parents to locate and arrange. Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital Pediatric Development and Therapy Center helps children and families by putting the pieces together in a single, diversified clinic.

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Diagnosing Difficult Digestive Disorders

Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital is using state-of-the-art testing, called manometry, to diagnose and treat children with complicated digestive disorders.

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Helping Teens Transition to Adulthood

Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital teaches teens with chronic diseases how to manage their care so they go on to live healthier lives as adults. 

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Teaching Children About Safe Touch

Teaching young children how to recognize and react to unwanted touches can be difficult and daunting for parents. Pediatrician Dr. Rebecca Hook offers some no-nonsense advice and useful tips to help you talk with your children and to recognize the difference between safe and unsafe touch.

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A Long Journey

Children who suffer broken growth plates can experience lasting difficulties, such as uneven bone growth. But a new orthopedic technology is allowing Dr. Brad Culotta’s patients to take an active part in their post-operative healing at home.

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Supporting a Child After a Disaster

“Trauma changes your life,” says Dr. David Schonfeld, a leading authority of childhood trauma. “You adjust and cope and move forward; the only way is through, not around it, or to go back.” Dr. Schonfeld visited Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital to share important insights parents can draw on to help their children cope with trauma.

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How a Simple PB&J Changed One Girl’s Life

For children with developmental disabilities, sometimes the simplest of tasks require massive effort, and the rewards can be life-long. To one occupational therapist at Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital, she was merely teaching one of her young cerebral palsy patients how to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. That girl, now and adult, says it paved the way for her to live an independent life.

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