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Autism & Testing 1-2-3…

21 Oct

Originally uploaded by CleverIndie

This is from our local Autism Speaks’ Facebook page:
***Please note that the Care Mobile will also be at the Autism Speaks SWFL Walk Now for Autism on November 7 at Estero Community Park*****

The Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, in partnership with the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida, will offer free monthly autism spectrum disorder screening for toddlers 18 months to 36 months of age.

The first screening will be held Nov. 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, located in the Cape Coral Hospital parking lot. Additional screenings will be conducted monthly at different locations across Lee County.

It is estimated that one in every 150 children is diagnosed with some form of ASD, making it more common than childhood cancer, juvenile diabetes and pediatric AIDS combined.

That’s why parents are encouraged to bring their toddlers to the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile for a free screening. Clinicians will use the M-CHAT, with Denver Developmental Screening Tool to assess the toddlers. The screening is not intended to make a definitive ASD diagnosis, but rather to determine whether your child may be at risk and needs further evaluation.

Medical consultants for the project stress that an early diagnosis can make a vast difference for toddlers and their families. They say early intensive behavioral intervention, or EIBI, can make an immense difference not just in the development of the child, but in their families as well.

The ASD screening is conducted by the Neurosciences Center at TCH, under the guidance of pediatric neurologist Jose Colon, MD, MPH, and pediatric psychiatrist Marianne Krouk, DO. The onsite screenings will be administered by an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, who has extensive training and experience in typical child development and developmental disorders.

A physician referral is not required. To schedule a screening, please call 239-985-3608.”

If you have any concerns, I’d make an appointment. For those who think that a pediatrician would have mentioned something during the annual checkup, I wouldn’t put all of my trust in that, though it is getting better. Remember, getting clarification and help for you and your child, is the best thing for your kid and their future, and the earlier, the better.

Just wanted to share….Hope this helps someone…

The Cocktail and The Art.

13 Mar

Cocktail and Art.

Originally uploaded by CleverGirlBek

Ok…Not really a cocktail, and not the best way to start (or end) your day…. Or to be stuck in traffic. Which I wasn’t, but a couple of hours later and I was struck by the fear of traffic and red lights and my key jamming in the lock again…

But I was totally rockin’ the barium smoothie on the way to radiology this morning (chest, abdomen, pelvis CT)… I felt like such the commuter joining the rest of the world at outside of the house work…

But the novelty ended there as I was whooshed in and out of the CT machine and started to remember how *yawn* sleepy the contrast makes me (these days they inject it through an IV and a machine that totally looks like the lethal injection thing in the movies)….

So I’m trying to flush my system with lots of fluids and get some sleep… But lots of fluids also means lots of trips out of bed….

Hugs all around….

(ps the awesome orange tray is from bluebellbazaar on Etsy.com… it’s from a hardware store and the label says “stud nuts” I thought it both practical and funny….. These are all pieces in varying stages of completion… Typically I store my works in progress in their own little cubbies of unromantic plastic ice cube trays- as they are easily stackable and washable. and I can fit more pieces in the same area as this rather heavy and cool tray takes up…. Tray will be used for something else…Have not decided yet….Stud nuts perhaps….)

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