88HEIGHTSHeartspring Pediatric Services will celebrate its 11th annual PedalFest bike ride, presented by Meritrust Credit Union, on August 23, 2014. PedalFest is a fundraiser for local families in need of financial assistance. Unfortunately, many insurance companies only cover a fraction of the cost of therapies. In 2013, Heartspring Pediatric Services awarded nearly $160,000 in financial assistance, providing more than 3,000 therapies to nearly 200 families. Interested cyclists and families can register and learn more at www.pedalfest.org. CYCLING FOR A CAUSE<<REACHING NEWHeartspring Pediatric Services experienced tremendous growth in the past fiscal year, providing services to more than 900 individuals—a record-breaking feat. One particular highlight in recent years is the expansion of Heartspring’s Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services. ABA focuses on assessing an individual’s environment and function of behavior, and establishing empirically-based and data-driven interventions to help improve behavioral outcomes. The Pediatric Services’ Audiologist and LSLS Certified Therapist, Molly Lyon, MA, CCC-SLP, is trained to diagnose, manage and treat hearing loss and auditory processing problems. A new milestone was reached as the department’s first cochlear implant mapping was performed. Other services include fitting and programming hearing aids and FM systems. 4Heartspring continues to find new avenues to alleviate some of the stresses of accessing therapies and services that some families face. For many families, traveling for hours across Kansas to receive services for their children is a norm. Pediatric Services recently partnered with Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City to provide a wheel chair and seating clinic once a month to Heartspring families, where a rehabilitation doctor examines a child via video chat and consults with the parents and therapists on what would best suit the child’s needs.INTRODUCING TELEMEDICINE<<20102014ABA 20102014-VS-INAPPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS GROWTHgSPECIALISTS/SUPERVISORSgg251061870AUTISM TUTORSCHILDRENSERVED20102014NUMBER OFHEARING CENTEr
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