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National Yoga Month

Jessi Dolnik - Thursday, August 31, 2017

Author: Krista Flack, MS OTR/L Read More


Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Jessi Dolnik - Thursday, August 31, 2017

This month we want to raise awareness about childhood cancer. Cancer in children occur when formerly-healthy cells mutate, and replicate much more than they should. When that happens, they can also destroy nearby healthy cells and invade different parts of the body. Most children’s cancers are caused by random genetic mutations.  Read More


Autism Giving Tree

Hazel Digital Media Admin - Thursday, August 24, 2017

The Autism Giving Tree is a local organization that is dedicated to educating professionals, families, and community members on autism. Their goal is to make the Lowcountry as autism friendly and inclusive as possible. The Autism Giving Tree Association works on expanding access to quality educational, recreational, and therapeutic opportunities for individuals with ASD, family members and care takers of individuals with ASD, and professionals working with individuals with ASD. Their company offers a wide range of fundraising events to help provide these services. I have listed the details of their next event below: Read More


Surfers for Autism

Hazel Digital Media Admin - Thursday, August 24, 2017

Author: Krista Flack, MS OTR/L Read More


Solar Eclipse

Hazel Digital Media Admin - Thursday, August 17, 2017

On August 21 we will experience a total solar eclipse. The last total solar eclipse to pass through the continental United States was 99 years ago. What is a solar eclipse? A solar eclipse is when the moon passes between the sun and the earth causing part or all of the sun to be blocked. The eclipse will start in our area at about 1:13pm and end at 4:06pm.  Read More


Child Eye Health and Safety Month

Hazel Digital Media Admin - Thursday, August 17, 2017

Author: Krista Flack, MS OTR/L Read More


School Supply Recommendations

Hazel Digital Media Admin - Thursday, August 10, 2017

Author: Krista Flack, MS OTR/L  Read More


Homework Breaks - Gross motor activities

Hazel Digital Media Admin - Thursday, August 10, 2017

School is back and that means so is homework. For some kids sitting in a class room all day is hard, and then to come home and sit some more to do homework seems next to impossible. Incorporating small gross motor breaks can help increase your child’s attention and make homework time go much smoother. A study done in 2011 showed that kids concentrate better after some form of physical activity. “Specifically, our preliminary work suggests that sustained involvement in structured physical activity may offer benefits to motor, cognitive, social, and behavioral functioning in young people exhibiting ADHD symptoms” (Smith et al., 2011). When sitting down to do homework, give your child a specific number of problems to complete, and then after they hit the target number have them get up and step away. Have them complete a quick heavy work activity before continuing the homework. Here are a few ideas. Read More


Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month

Hazel Digital Media Admin - Thursday, August 03, 2017

Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month is a public health and awareness campaign focusing on the leading genetic cause of the death in babies younger than two years of age. Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a genetic disease that affects the parts of the nervous system that controls voluntary muscle movement. SMA is a genetic mutation of the 5th chromosome.  Read More


Back to School, Back to Routine

Hazel Digital Media Admin - Thursday, August 03, 2017

Author: Krista Flack, MS OTR/L Read More



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