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Florida Elks Children's Therapy Services

A Child's Journey - Meet Mathew

mathew2Mathew is a happy and playful baby who likes to smile, but there’s a problem.

Unlike most 14 month olds, Mathew’s mobility skills are very limited. When most children are beginning to crawl or stand up by this age, Mathew relied solely on his family to physically move him around and to gather his play toys. The family was very worried and turned to the Florida Elks Children’s Therapy Services program for help.

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Meet Mathew: Progress Report One

report1Upon my arrival, Mathew’s mother was delighted to share the new task he is now able to do. Mathew is sitting up by himself and helps clean up his toys by putting them in a bucket when handed to him. He is also banging toys together while holding them in each hand. He still resists tummy time but is tolerating it better.  The family is doing very well following through with Mathew’s home exercise program and they are extremely supportive.

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Meet Mathew: Progress Report Two

report2Mathew received therapy today at home with his mother and older siblings for an hour. The siblings try to help Mathew but sometimes they are not always able to play with him as much as they would like because mom is concerned that they may be too rough with him. She wanted to send the older brothers outside during therapy but I suggested finding ways to include them in Mathew’s treatment because they all enjoy playing together. Therefore today’s session involved working with the siblings / brothers and teaching them how to play safely with Mathew.

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Meet Mathew: Progress Report Three

report3Matthew was seen today at home with his mother present. He did very well in therapy playing with bubbles as he tried to catch and pop them. Mathew is able to rise tall in a knee standing position and clap his hands. He also attempted to blow bubbles. The family continues to do very well following through with the home program. The older sibling are particularly very excited for Mathew because they are now able to play with him a lot more as Mathew likes chasing them around the house crawling.

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Meet Mathew: Progress Report Four

report4Matthew received therapy at home today with mom for an hour. He has made good progress in all areas. He is able to pull himself to a standing position but is unable to lower himself down to a sitting position without falling. Dad just came back home from an out of state job assignment and was extremely delighted to see how much progress Matthew has made since he last saw him. He expressed to me how grateful he is to the Elks for making it possible to have therapy services delivered to his son at home.

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Louisiana State Legislature Increases New Orleans Hotel Occupancy Tax

The Legislature of the State of Louisiana has acted to increase the New Orleans Hotel Occupancy Tax from 13% to 14.75% effective April 1, 2014. This will affect our convention room rates and they will go from $128.56 to $130.52 per night.

Convention Attendees With ADA Transportation Needs Urged To Contact Grand Lodge

In order for the Grand Lodge to support the transportation needs of attendees with disabilities you are urged to contact the Grand Lodge if you require special assistance. Special coaches capable of kneeling to accommodate wheel chairs will be placed along the routes for those in need. If you require assistance please contact Tina or Jessica at the Grand Lodge as follows:

TinaH@elks.org

JessicaR@elks.org

 

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