Connecticut Children's Blog
Connecticut Children's Blog provides important perspective on pediatric health from the same voices that care for our patients at Connecticut Children's Medical Center.
For Amanda and Christopher Renz, pulmonology issues have been a long-standing family affair—along with related medical problems. “Our journey in the medical world began shortly after the birth of our first daughter, Molly, in 2005,” said Molly’s mother, Amanda Renz. “By the time she reached her first birthday, she had suffered through nearly a dozen […]
With father’s Day fast approaching we’re introducing you to a few of our many doctors who do double-duty as Dads! Meet Dr. Nicholas Bennett, division head of Connecticut Children’s Division of Infectious Diseases & Immunology! How many children do you have and how old are they? I have two kids – a young man aged […]
By: Virginia M. Van Epps, M.Ed. CCC-SLP, CLC Speech-language assessment of children growing up bilingual is an area of increasing need and demand. Parents will oftentimes demonstrate an interest in maintaining a bilingual household, but they will be concerned about whether this may put undue demand on their child or put their child at a […]
By: Virginia M. Van Epps, M.Ed. CCC-SLP, CLC The recognition of the importance of early diagnosis and intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is ever increasing. Likewise, the demand for these services is continually on the rise. Speech-language pathologists are one of numerous professionals who play a critical role in serving children and […]
By Lynelle Schneeberg, PsyD, “The Kid’s Bedtime Doctor” Do you have an older child who is not yet dry at night? If so, Connecticut Children’s Sleep Center may be able to help! Bedwetting is considered normal until about age 6. But if your older child is still not dry at night, he or she may […]
By Bradley S. Jerson, PhD Although signs of spring are just beginning to show, it is not too early to start thinking about ways to help your child make the most of the move to a new school year this fall. During the next months, schools hold planning meetings for the transition to the next […]
Through Connecticut Children’s Therapy Dog Program, our dedicated team of certified, fully-trained therapy dogs and volunteers visit the Medical Center on a regular basis to bring comfort and cheer to our patients, families and team members. Over the next few weeks we’ll be introducing you to a few of our four-legged-friends and their handlers. Today, […]
In honor of National Siblings Day, meet two special families who are supporting their siblings with Sickle Cell Disease!
By Caitlin Silliman, MOT, OTR/L In honor of National Occupational Therapy Month, Connecticut Children’s Occupational Therapy department is sharing some information on what we can do for your child, and offering some strategies to try out at home. Difficulty transitioning between activities is a common complaint we often hear from caregivers. Children who have difficulty […]
By: Marcus Smith Over the past 15 years, Connecticut Children’s Healthy Homes Program (Healthy Homes) has made quite an impact building stronger children, families and communities in Connecticut. To date, Healthy Homes has made more than 2,500 housing units lead safe, while also eliminating hazards in about 350 housing units, installing safety equipment in more […]