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2016 ‘Top Docs’

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Apr 18 2016

Each year Richmond magazine surveys doctors in Central Virginia, asking them to nominate the doctors they consider to be “Top Docs” in our region. Once again, more than 60 Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) doctors were named in the “Top Docs” list. Fun fact: CHoR had more pediatric doctors nominated than any other hospital in our community. Do you see one of your family’s doctors on the list? See what our Facebook friends say about our ‘Top Docs’. 2016 ‘Top Docs’ *Denotes doctor who received the most votes in category. Click the doctor’s name to view their bio. Adolescent Medicine Richard Brookman Stephanie Crewe* Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Alexis Aplasca Neil Sonenklar General Pediatrics Sean McKenna* Niran (Romesh) Wijesooriya Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Jenny... View Article

ABCs of occupational therapy

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Apr 11 2016

The therapy world can often be full of unfamiliar vocabulary, especially when it comes to child development. In honor of April, Occupational Therapy Month,  members of our occupational therapy team put together a list of terms that can help clarify some of the many components that contribute to a child’s development, as they learn and experience the world around them, and provide parents of children who are undergoing a therapy program with the tools to communicate confidently with their child’s care team.  Adaptive response – An action that responds to information from the environment in an appropriate and successful manner. Adaptive responses are the goal of sensory integration, and allow the child to learn and interact safely and appropriately. For example, an adaptive response to... View Article

Meet Peyton, our April calendar kid

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Apr 1 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 least once a month. She also coughed so much at night that she couldn’t sleep. Her mom, Linda, said Peyton “would cough a lot and gasp for breath” and was frequently prescribed medications to reduce the inflammation in her airways. But within a week of meeting Dr. Michael S.... View Article