Category Archives: Children & Tweens with Special Needs

Why the Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) should matter to you?

I think we can all agree that the air we breathe is pretty important but, just like many of you, I often take it for granted.  When we talk about “air”, the conversation tends to focus on air conditioning or air travel.  Air is … Continue reading

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Getting out the door with a smile and a high-five

Mornings are not my thing and my daughter feels the same way. So getting ready for the day has, more often than I care to admit, been incredibly challenging. One thing that helped our family was making a Morning Routine … Continue reading

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Burns: Painful and Preventable

Before shifting my focus to becoming a Public Health Nurse, I had the privilege of working as a pediatric nurse in children’s hospitals in Toronto and London, Ontario.   What I enjoyed most about working in a hospital setting was being in the children’s … Continue reading

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Preparation! The key to a positive camp experience for your child with special needs.

Deciding on the right camp for your child with special needs is the first step to having a positive camp experience.  Now that you have done your research and selected the perfect camp, what’s next?  How can you prepare your … Continue reading

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Would you recognize a speech problem in your child?

I remember when my little girl was a bit older than 3, a friend of mine told me how cute it was that my child was talking with a lisp.  I paused, but kept my thoughts to myself.  What was she talking about?  I … Continue reading

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