Recreational Helmets for Children

Why should children wear protective helmets when participating in recreational activities? Each year in the U.S., about 324,000 children under the age of 19 are treated in emergency rooms for bicycle-related injuries alone (Gilchrist, MD, Thomas, MPH, Xu, MD, McGuire, PhD, & Coronado, MD, 2014). Speed activities and high-impact sports impose risk of head injury…

Surviving Summer

By: Mariann Young, Ph.D. Rainbow Rehabilitation Centers Summer is the time for picnics, vacations and outdoor fun of all kinds. And, for some of us, the question is, “What am I going to do to keep my children safe, supervised and entertained?” With planning and some preparation, children can have fun and stay academically enriched during…

Dr. Mariann Young now a featured expert on Brainline.org

[youtube id=”rJGU3UQ4r3g” width=”600″ height=”350″] Used with permission from BrainLine.org, a WETA website. www.BrainLine.org. Rainbow’s Director of Pediatric Services, Dr. Mariann Young, has recently become an expert in the Brainline.org feature “Ask the Expert.”  She joins a list of notable professionals from around the world who serve in the brain injury field. As part of her involvement…

Better Hearing and Speech Month – Dysphagia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNcV6yAfq-g By Angela Spears MA CCC-SLP, CBIS, Rainbow Rehabilitation Centers As simple as it may seem, swallowing is actually one of the most complicated actions carried out by our nervous system.  This seemingly easy act requires both voluntary and involuntary actions to occur in a specific and coordinated sequence. If you search the Internet, most…