The heat of the moment: Burn Awareness

Posted on February 6, 2018 by kerri

Often, burns occur quickly. Sometimes, burns are preventable, but other times, unfortunate scenarios that no one could have prevented result in burns of varying severity. This week is Burn Awareness Week—which applies to both being aware of the effects of burns, knowing how to treat minor burns, and prevent burns. The degrees of burns Most … Continue reading “The heat of the moment: Burn Awareness”

Demystifying Developmental Disabilities

Posted on January 22, 2018 by kerri

January is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. What is a developmental disability? Well, it’s a catch-all term for many diagnoses that affect a child’s behaviours, movement, learning, language, or other types of development [1]. Organizations or researchers may define what classifies as a developmental disability differently, or define the time to onset in a different timespan—for instance, … Continue reading “Demystifying Developmental Disabilities”

Sometimes it’s about the outside: Healthy Skin Month

Posted on November 22, 2017 by kerri

Usually, it’s about what’s on the inside that counts. However, for Healthy Skin Month, November, let’s take a look at what’s on the outside! If you’re anything like me, I pay fairly little attention to my skin aside from washing regularly, wearing sunscreen when my activities warrant, and using moisturizer—in fact, even moisturizer is something … Continue reading “Sometimes it’s about the outside: Healthy Skin Month”

Bullying Prevention Month and Chronic Illness/Disability

Posted on October 23, 2017 by kerri

Bullying is a problem that in the past was perceived to just impact kids. This was never true. However, more recently, workplace bullying and prevention programs have come into the spotlight, and adults, engaging online with both friends and strangers, may also fall prey to cyber-bullying. The link between chronic illness or disability and bullying … Continue reading “Bullying Prevention Month and Chronic Illness/Disability”

As I shared in our post on Wednesday, falls are most common in older adults, and children under 5 years old. These populations are most likely to sustain serious injury from falls. Children under 5 are not the only ones at risk of fall related injury, however. Infants, pre-schoolers, children and adolescents all have specific … Continue reading “Falls Prevention Awareness – Part 2: Falls in Kids and Teens”

If you have a child with a disability or other special needs, your child may receive support at school from a Teaching Assistant, also known as a Teacher’s Aide or Educational Assistant, or a Paraprofessional or Instructional Aide depending on where you are—and sometimes, according to their training, depending on where you live. Today, we’re … Continue reading “Not “at the head of the class”, but still very important: Teaching Assistants”