Epic Staff Superstar – Ryan Keller

August 18, 2017

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At Epic, we know it’s our employees that make the care we provide possible. Ryan Keller is our latest Epic Staff Superstar and we are thrilled to shine a light on such a caring individual. When most people hear the term care providers, they instantly think of our talented nursing and therapy staff. Today, we’ll introduce you to another part of the Epic care team – our sales support staff. Ryan has been on the Epic Medical Solutions team since 2015 and he’s impacted countless lives for the better ever since. He works out of our Chandler, Arizona office and…Read More

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Back to School Tips for Special Education Students – Part 1

August 10, 2017

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It’s almost time to head back to the classroom! Our students, and their parents, are very excited for the new school year and probably a little anxious, too. A group of Special Education teachers recently told Epic about the most common issues and questions they face each school year. Take it from the teachers – here’s part 1 of what you should know before you send your child back to school. Backpacks Backpacks are essential for helping your student throughout their day and size does matter. Please make sure your student’s backpack is large enough to comfortably hold multiple standard…Read More

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Family Fun Night!

August 7, 2017

Has it been a while since you got your crew all together for intentional laughter, fun, and bonding moments? We all get swept up in the busyness of life, so today we’d like to help you find ideas to slow down and have a blast with your family. No matter what special needs your loved ones may face, you can tailor all of the following suggestions to make it a great time for all. Game Night Friendly competition is excellent for character building and teaching life lessons. Hop to it by selecting a family favorite board game you can play…Read More

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Epic Patient Superstar – Isaac Finch

August 3, 2017

Isaac Finch is this week’s Epic Patient Superstar, and boy is he something special! Born as a 24-week premature baby, Isaac was not expected to survive. This sweet boy is now eight years old and he and his family have worked very hard to overcome his developmental challenges with the help of occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech therapy. Isaac joined the Epic Pediatric Therapy family when he was just three years old and he has amazed his Epic care team ever since. Over the last five years, Isaac has made significant strides of personal progress. He has greatly improved…Read More

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5 Tips to Help Your Child with Special Needs Make Friends

July 30, 2017

Friendship is a beautiful gift that makes life feel richer, sweeter, and celebratory. People of all ages benefit from having amicable relationships with others and children, especially those with special needs, may need some extra help in developing such meaningful friendships with their peers. Let these five tips help you help your kiddo increase their circle of friends. 1. Ask the right questions Asking questions like “why?” and “are we there yet?” tends to come natural to children. Actively work with your kid to improve upon this instinctive skill and help them learn to ask the right kinds of questions…Read More

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Epic Patient Superstar – Jacob Alexander Tecum-Sic

July 29, 2017

Happy birthday to our latest Epic Patient Superstar, Jacob Tecum-Sic! This precious young man turns four today and we are so excited to share his story. Jacob is diagnosed with Mixed Receptive-Expressive Language Disorder and he’s been receiving speech therapy services from our team since 2016. Jacob has progressed immensely since joining the Epic Pediatric Therapy family! At three years old, Jacob was only able to babble and make gestures to communicate with others. In less than a year of focused work with his speech therapy team, Jacob can now not only articulate words, but even communicate in two word…Read More

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Adaptive Summertime Fun

July 25, 2017

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It’s July, it’s hot, and it’s likely that you’re trying to find fun ways to spend your summertime days with your children. Don’t let their special needs hold you back from sharing your favorite summer activities. We’ve compiled summertime bucket list to help you keep the good times rolling this season. Summertime eats and treats are a delicious way to bond with your child. Watermelon, popsicles, slushies, and more – now is a great time to introduce your kids to your favorite hot weather food and beverages. If your kids have dietary restrictions, there are countless online resources like the…Read More

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Fragile X Awareness

July 22, 2017

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Have you heard of Fragile X? It’s now National Fragile X Awareness Month and today, the twenty-second of July, is its official awareness day. Affecting one in every five thousand people each year, we’d like to take today to help increase awareness of this disorder in hopes of benefiting the individuals it touches. What is Fragile X? Fragile X is a group of genetic disorders caused by the mutation in a single gene (FMR1) on the X chromosome. Fragile X casts a wide net for the demographics of its patients and its diagnoses can fall into one of the following…Read More

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Father’s Day Bonding Activities

June 16, 2017

Happy Father’s Day! For some reason, finding the perfect gift for Dad always seems a bit more difficult than a month ago when we were purchasing flowers or chocolates, creating homemade art projects, and more to celebrate Mother’s Day. Can you relate? Dads add so much to their children’s lives and today we’d like to help you celebrate him by giving the invaluable gift of quality time. Here are some fun ideas your kids can do to bond with their father. Partner in his pastimes What does your children’s dad do, or wish to do, in his free time? Golf,…Read More

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Summer Travel Ideas for Families with Special Needs

May 22, 2017

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School is out, summer is here, and you’re interested in ideas to entertain your children. Special needs or not, your family can build lasting memories by taking a trip this summer. Trips and adventures will not only provide a great experience in the moment, but they’ll also expand your family’s education of the world around them. Let us help you come up with some fun travel ideas for your family! Local A stay-cation can be quite the adventure with just a little planning to help make your experience unique. Attraction availability will vary by city, but you can check with…Read More

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