What did we see???
Children in the Reznick Center, Dr. Weisleder and I saw four complicated cases-endocrine-ology, respiratory, cranial and failure to thrive among other inquisitions and readouts.
We also did consultations at Bayteainu-a program for Jewish children to attend day school or after school in a positive Jewish environment-they had some attendees there that had special needs and we met with the children and their parents.
In true style, we saw a variety of severity, with a variety of information (some had write-ups from their doctors, some had nothing and just parent report, some...even the parent was unwilling to report...read: I can't talk about that)
In each case, the Dr. collected pertinent information, discussed with the parent the primary concerns and possible origins of the problem and the OT, PT and I would give some suggestions about work, exercises and ideas to help their children in their day to day life.
We saw epileptics, autism and ataxia second to stroke.
Needless to say, some parents were more accepting than others. Some cases were more sensitive than others and we were careful to explain things to them in a way that was clear...concise and hopefully it was translated appropriately.
The children were given gifts...chocolate and Israeli flags (unless their teeth were bad...then they got pens).
I dropped party blowers and colored straws at Bayteinu for their birthday parties.
Thanks to Sol and Dina for translating and making it fun!