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What comes next if your baby doesn't pass the newborn hearing screening

My baby failed the newborn hearing screening! What next?


It is one of the first things they test when your newborn arrives, a simple, non-invasive hearing screening. The vast majority of newborns have no issue, but what if the screening uncovers a potential problem? We checked in with Shawna Bohn, AuD on why this screening is so important and what you can expect to happen next if your baby’s…

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Mega Raffle funding needed equipment for pediatric therapy


Tasks as simple as grabbing something off the floor, or tying a pair of shoes can spell a supersized challenge for a young patient fresh off spine surgery. The TMC Mega Raffle is funding much-needed supplies for TMC’s occupational therapists to use for pediatric inpatients. Patients at TMC for Children now receive tools that help them maintain their spinal precautions while they…

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TMC for Children Supports Research Study to Gauge Success of More Frequent Pediatric Therapy

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TMC for Children is supporting a study to help determine whether children diagnosed with cerebral palsy show more progress with a more intense and frequent burst of therapy delivered at young ages when the brain is rapidly developing. Cerebral palsy, which is a disorder in which damage to the central nervous system results in motor dysfunction, is one of the…

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Kevin's Story – The Epilogue

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In this guest post Terry Matsunaga shares his son’s dream and their hope for other families who include children with high functioning autism.  This is the fourth installment of a series of guest posts by Terry that share his son Kevin’s journey to college. Actually, this isn’t really an epilogue, rather a beginning. Kevin has made many inroads just by being at the University…

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Water Week Works Wonders for Wee Ones

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Just in time to counter the blistering summer heat, the pediatric therapy unit at TMC for Children is taking a walk on the water side. Little patients and their therapists typically aren’t found splashing in kiddie pools or sliding down a water slide, but that’s precisely what happens during Water Week. “It’s another way for kids in participate in regular…

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Kevin's Story: Part II The Trauma, the Realization, and the Beginning of the Journey

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Parenting is both the most challenging and rewarding endeavor we take on. In this guest post Terry Matsunaga shares how the diagnosis that his son had autism impacted Terry as a parent, and what those early  school years looked like. This is the second installment of a series of guest posts by Terry that share his son Kevin’s journey to college.…

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College was on his Radar Screen – Challenging Preconceptions about Autism

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Parenting is both the most challenging and rewarding endeavor we take on. In this guest post Terry Matsunaga shares how his son, Kevin is challenging preconceptions about autism one college class at a time.  Part I.  The introduction. Kevin Matsunaga is just like any other fourth year college student.  He goes from class to class, sits in the front row…

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