Tag Archive: tidbits

Distractions surround children during the school day and it’s often much more than classmates talking. During the elementary school years, children’s sensory systems aren’t fully developed. Their central nervous systems are still maturing in terms of how they process information from the senses (sights, sounds, touches, etc.) and react to it in a behaviorally appropriate way. Children are better equipped to maintain attention to tasks, respond to what’s going on... View Article

Nov 13 2017

When the school year starts, putting together healthy family meals can feel like just another part of the daily grind. Even so, there’s a lot to be gained by making meals at home a priority! There are many benefits to preparing homemade food and connecting over meals. Staying well-fueled Well-balanced nutrition means you’ll have the energy to handle all your other commitments and your kids will stay energized and focused... View Article

Nov 2 2017

The ability to make friends, keep friends and nurture these relationships over time is a good reflection of how well a person will thrive later in life – socially, emotionally and academically. Learning the qualities of a good and dependable friend paves the way for positive relationships in adulthood and provides children with an example of positive behavior to follow. The manner in which friendships evolve assists in the formation... View Article

Oct 11 2017

While all children can seem particular about their likes and dislikes, children with sensory processing disorder (also called sensory integration dysfunction) will be so severely affected by their sensory preferences that it interferes with their normal, everyday functioning. Treatment for sensory processing disorder is a fun, play-based intervention that takes place in a sensory-rich environment typically under the guidance of an occupational therapist. Many families have requested more information about... View Article

Aug 3 2016

Nearly four years after her kidney transplant, 10-year-old Jada Jackson continues to share a special bond with her pediatric nephrology team at CHoR. She describes her kidney transplant and years of continued transplant care with Dr. Bunchman, Dr. Lo, nurse Jules and other team members as a special experience.Jada was born with a kidney condition (multicystic dysplastic kidney) that can worsen over time to where there is little to no... View Article

Jul 29 2016

“Even when he’s not feeling his best, Liam still manages to smile or say something to make those around him smile,” says Tamara Neiderer, the CHoR team member who nominated Liam for our 2016 TidBits Calendar.Tamara is a certified occupational therapy assistant and part of the Feeding Program team that helped Liam develop the skills he needed to eat by mouth. Liam was a micro preemie and, because of many... View Article

Jun 24 2016

Six-year-old t-ball star Peyton Taylor says her favorite Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHOR) memory is getting her asthma under control, so it’s fitting that she was chosen to be pictured with an article on managing asthma for an active life in CHoR’s 2016 Tidbits calendar.Before coming to CHoR’s pulmonary medicine team in 2014, Peyton’s asthma attacks were so frequent that she was in the emergency room or doctor’s office at... View Article

Apr 1 2016

By Dr. R. Lee Franco, Department of Health & Human PerformanceA version of this blog post originally appeared in CHoR’s Spring 2013 TidBits NewsletterSpring Tidbits-Web In general, today’s lifestyles are very different than they were 30 years ago. Gone are the days when the majority of children walked to school and had both recess and a gym class daily. Gone are the days when children roamed neighborhoods playing until dinner.... View Article

May 30 2013