Posted on Wednesday, April 07, 2021 03:05 PM
In the past year, despite the restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic, CHEO Audiology has reduced the wait time for elective hearing assessments from 300 days to just over 50 days.
“Making sure families have timely access to CHEO Audiology is always a priority,” said Chantal Lessard, Coordinator, Audiology. “I am so proud that through a global pandemic, we were able safely cut the wait time for hearing assessments and provide stress-free care to children and youth with autism spectrum...
Posted on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 03:18 PM
Whenever he gets the chance, seven-year-old Vitaly Rivas busts a move to bring a smile to staff and patients at CHEO.
When Vitaly Rivas was two years old, he heard the Thriller record for the first time and started to dance. His parents showed him a music video and since that moment, Michael Jackson hits are the only music Vitaly listens to.
Now seven, Vitaly has a seizure disorder that results in him visiting CHEO frequently. “I believe a way for him to cope with his condition is to dance,”...
Posted on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 02:45 PM
“I’ve learned so much that sometimes staff at CHEO will ask me if I am a nurse,” said Taylor Gervais. “I always tell them no, not officially, but I am Payton’s nurse.”
Taylor is three-year-old Payton Caron’s mom. Their family, including dad, Alan-Michael Caron, and sister Amélie are from Timmins, an eight hour drive northwest of Ottawa.
It is for little girls like Payton and busy parents like Taylor that two CHEO staff worked to improve care for kids with complex airways. Karen Perreault...
Posted on Monday, March 08, 2021 08:00 AM
Monday, March 8 is International Women's Day — a global day to "celebrate women's achievements, raise awareness against bias and take action for equality." It's also a time to commit to acting, thinking and being gender inclusive in all that we do at CHEO.
With COVID-19, our annual in-person meet-and-greet had to be put on pause. While our celebration this year looks a little bit different, we still want to give our staff, children, youth, families and community members the opportunity to get...
Posted on Tuesday, March 02, 2021 10:43 AM
If you’re a parent or caregiver, you can understand how easy it is to fall into the isolating grind of pandemic parenting — once dinner is done, homework is done and the kids are bathed and tucked in, it’s time for you to rest and recharge for another day. When every day feels the same, it can be hard to remember to ask for help or unite over shared experiences with other parents.
In an effort to support parents and caregivers in the autism community and remind them that they are not alone during...