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Kid Biz

All That's News in Pediatrics at Northeast Rehab  - Summer 2009

 

This Issue of Kid Biz
Keeping Safety in Mind During Summer Fun
Summer Pool Fun
Handwriting Excercises That are Fun
Enjoy Your "Staycation" this Summer

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August 19th
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Summer vacation is almost here!  Please contact us if you are thinking of:
  • Changing your appointments this summer due to vacations or a new summer schedule
  • Starting up Physical, Occupational or Speech Therapy with us this summer

Department of Pediatrics at Northeast Rehab at (603) 893 - 2900 x3230. 

Just for Laughs!

How many oranges grow on a tree?
All of them!
 
If you have two quarters in your ear, what are you listening to?
50 Cent
 
What cat should you never play cards with?
A cheetah!
 
Which baseball player makes the best pancakes?
The batter
 
Knock, knock
Who's there?
Ice cream soda.
Ice cream soda who?
I scream, so do you hear me?

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At Northeast Rehab Hospital, our goal is to provide family-centered care in a FUN and FUNCTIONAL setting to help thousands of children each year get back to the business of being a kid.
 
We hope you enjoy our premier edition of Kid Biz!
 

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Kid Biz Spotlight

 
Keeping Safety in Mind During Summer Fun
 

Outdoor Swim

Summer is a time for fun, fun, fun.  Kids are riding bikes, playing with friends on the playground and going to the community pool for a swim. 
 
Summer is also a time when parents need to make sure their children are safe while participating in these summer time activities. 
 
Did You Know?
  • According to the National Safety Council, in 2005, drownings were the second leading cause of accidental death for children and adolescents. 
  • According to the Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute, a bicycle helmet reduces the risk of serious head and brain injury by 85%
  • More than 70,000 persons need hospital emergency room treatment each year for injuries related to skateboarding according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
  • Nearly 70 percent of playground injuries are caused by falls to the ground, according to the National Safety Council

To find out how to create a safe summer playtime environment for your children, follow the links below. 

 

Physical Therapy Action

 
Summer Pool Fun
TrikeSummer in New England is the time for Splashing and Swimming in the Pool.  Swimming is a great form of exercise.  Look into your local YMCA, Boys and Girls Club, or Community Pool and find out if they offer swimming lessons or have times available for open swim (with a lifeguard on duty). 
 
Click here for some fun pool activities.  Or maybe you would like some tips for starting a new swimming routine.

On the Lines with OT

 
Handwriting Excercises That are Fun!
Handwriting
Pediatric Occupational Therapists at Northeast Rehab share some fun activities to do with your children over the summer to improve their handwriting skills. 
 
Click here for our easy tips.

Speech & Language Connections

 
Enjoy your "Staycation" this Summer

Hiking

For children with speech and language difficulties, summer means Fun in the Sun but also a change in normal routines.  Speech and Language Therapists at Northeast Rehab create activities for children incorporating everyday summer events into their therapy experiences. 
 
If you would like some creative ideas to expand your child's vocabulary, improve their creativity or just have fun around the house, click here.
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Portions of this publication were written and contributed by members of Northeast Rehabilitation's pediatric rehabilitation team.  We understand that every child is unique and our staff is committed to the individual rehabilitation needs of each patient and their families.
 
If we can help in any way to improve the function or quality of your child's activities, contact us now at (603) 893 - 2900 x 3230 or visit our website at www.northeastrehab.com/pediatrics.  
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Sincerely,
 
Pediatric Rehabilitation Team
Northeast Rehab Hospital Network
 

Editor of Kid Biz Newsletter:  Cheryl Stewart CCC-SLP, Staff Speech Therapist at Northeast Rehab

 
NRHN Article Contributors:
 
Rachel Ebert, OTR/L
Heather Hancock, PT
Stacey Szeidler, CCC-SLP
Barbara Savastano 


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