Authors bringing therapy horses and disabled children together

Authors Stephonie Williams and Jennifer Clark An article in the Deseret News recently featured two sister authors who have created a charity for the disabled.  They have co-written a book called “Mark of Royalty.” With their new book on their minds, they created a charity that brings together therapeutic riding and disabled children.  They plan […]

Connect with U of U TRAILS – adaptive sports

The University of Utah’s Rehabilitation Center outreach program known as TRAILS continues to host adaptive recreational activities for many with Spina Bifida. TRAILS stands for Therapeutic Recreation And Independent Lifestyles. Their mission is “to promote health and active lifestyles for individuals with spinal cord injury or disease through the educational, social, and psychological components of […]

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. […]

Healing Horses

An article in the Deseret News recently featured a therapeutic riding organization for children with disabilities.  The non-profit organization, called Therapeutic Assets, is run from Buffalo Ranch in Farmington, Utah. To read the article click here. I don’t know how much they work with children with spina bifida or how their services compare to other […]

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 […]