Success Stories

Prince’s Physical Therapy Success Story

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My name is Rachel, and I am a SHBH Physical Therapist Assistant.
I would like to introduce you to Prince*. Prince was born extremely premature at 24 weeks and only weighing 2 pounds, 2 ounces. He spent the next 4 months of his life in the NICU and was diagnosed with hypotonia, anemia of prematurity, macroglossia, retinopathy of prematurity, sleep apnea, and an MRSA carrier.
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Rachel’s Speech Therapy Success

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My name is Shira D., and I am a Small Hands, Big Hearts Speech Therapist. Here is a recent success story.

I started seeing Rachel* when she was about 5 years old. Diagnosed with hearing loss, she was barely speaking. She communicated mostly through pointing and grunting. Her mother felt that even though she was such a smart, shining, beautiful girl, nobody could see just how great her daughter was. I began seeing Rachel for language and articulation therapy. Every activity I brought, her eyes lit up. She was so eager to learn and to participate; she made my job very easy. And I looked forward to making her happy every session! After just a few weeks, we could already see her growth. Her determination was paying off quickly.

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Sara, PECS and an SHBH Speech Therapy Victory

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My name is Dana H., and I am a Small Hands, Big Hearts Speech Therapist. Here is a recent success story.

I want to introduce you to Sara*. Sara has visual challenges as well as hearing and speech difficulties. She often has to use  a wheelchair.

When this precious little girl was born, she was developing typically. All of sudden, she had a series of seizures at 3 months of age. Her development slowed drastically after this event.

I met Sara when she was 18 months old. I was providing home speech therapy to her older sister. I noticed her developmental delays. Since Sara was only 18 months of age, her mom was not aware speech therapy could benefit her. I explained that speech therapy could be exactly what Sara needed to accelerate her development.

SHBH was able to get Sara quickly approved for speech therapy services and we started working together.

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