With significantly more demand than available services in the community, children with special health care needs throughout Oregon will benefit significantly from the new Providence Children’s Development Institute. Learn about the new services, clinics and resources being planned for these children and their families.
Providence received an Autism Speaks grant this summer which provided funding for free swim lessons.
In April, pediatric neurologist Kit Yeng Lim, M.D., MA, will begin seeing patients at Providence Child Center to support families living in east Portland. The new clinic will also support patients receiving developmental health care from Providence Neurodevelopmenal Center for Children, Specialty Pediatric Dental Clinic, Swindells Resource Center and the Center for Medically Fragile Children.
Tara Arnold, RN, BSN, CPN, an in-patient pediatric nurse at Providence Portland Medical Center, in Portland, Ore., is fighting childhood obesity on many levels. Within the hospital she has done presentations to help nurses assess pediatric patients and has trained staff on scripting for discussing weight-related matters with patients.
Providence Child Center uses technology to help children communicate.
Patti Pieper, D. Au., of Providence Children's Development Institute, discusses some of the things that can cause hearing loss over time and what to do to prevent hearing loss.
For the first 16 years of her life, Chandra Mellon had to wait for someone to put words in her mouth. Cerebral palsy inhibits Mellon’s ability to speak and severely limits her mobility, so when she was hungry, uncomfortable or thirsty, the woman had to wait for one of her nurses to guess what was wrong.
Providence Children's Development Institute (PCDI) has centralized their referral process for the greater Portland area.
With help from a hospital's diet and exercise course for overweight children and their families, the Laskowski twins have pulled down some big numbers–but not on the scale.