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Living with Spina Bifida section

One of the sections of UtahSpinaBifida.org is entitled, “Living with Spina Bifida.” This section features videos from the Spring 2010 activity, “Transition into Adulthood Begins in Infancy,” hosted by the Intermountain Spina Bifida Support Group and the Spina Bifida Clinic at Primary Children’s Medical Center. Parents and specialists guide you through transitions from birth through adulthood. […]

Feeding Issues in Young Children

By Joel Manwill, Occupational Therapist Frequently, babies and children with a history of reflux or GERD or other gastro-intestinal issues begin to have food and/or feeding aversions. The severity of these aversions can range from being a little picky sometimes to downright refusing all foods and requiring nourishment via feeding tubes. The following information is […]

Three Helps for Eating Delays

Some children with Spina Bifida can experience struggles with eating.  Our daughter is eating quite well now, but she went through a long period where she could not tolerate most kinds of foods.  I remember being concerned at her first birthday party about letting her taste the icing on her cake, knowing she could possibly […]

Hippotherapy

Hippotherapy has been a wonderful experience for our daughter Rose, who has spina bifida.  When she was born five years ago, we began participating in Early Intervention immediately.  We moved to Utah County shortly after she was born, and when she was 2 ½ we had an opportunity to sign her up for hippotherapy at […]