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  • Surgeons Implant Magnetic Growing Rods in Groundbreaking Treatment for Scoliosis
    for scoliosis in young children led the surgeries Dr Akbarnia is Medical Director of the San Diego Center for Spinal Disorders and Clinical Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at University of California San Diego Orthopedic surgeons Dr Burt Yaszay and Dr Gregory Mundis who are also members of the early onset scoliosis program at Rady Children s participated in the procedures EOS is a rare condition that affects a small population of very young children If not corrected EOS can eventually interfere with lung function and growth and can be fatal Current treatments for EOS are limited Young patients implanted with traditional growing rods that are used today may undergo up to two surgeries per year for several years The magnetic growing rods are attached to one or both sides of the spine Following surgery these rods can be lengthened non invasively as the child grows using an external remote controller Rare earth magnets inside the rods communicate with the External Remote Controller ERC and allow physicians to modify the length of the rods without surgery While the MAGEC System has not been approved for commercial distribution in the United States Ellipse has a pending Humanitarian Device Exemption application under review and is working closely with the FDA through the approval process This technology is one of the most significant advances in the treatment of this condition said Dr Akbarnia Now children won t have to suffer the stress and physical trauma of repeated open surgeries every six months for multiple years The lives of children suffering from EOS will be significantly improved with this device Nine year old Anthony Wainess from Chino Hills Calif was the first to undergo the surgery Anthony was diagnosed with EOS at 18 months of age His scoliosis eventually progressed to a

    Original URL path: http://www.rchsd.org/about-us/newsroom/press-releases/surgeons-implant-magnetic-growing-rods-in-groundbreaking-treatment-for-scoliosis/ (2015-03-26)
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  • About Us
    Drink Injury Prevention Growing Up Columns Locations Main Campus Satellite Locations Emergency Urgent Care Programs Services Alexa s PLAYC About Us Alexa s PLAYC About Us Alexa s PLAYC About Us Team Tour FAQs Programs Enrollment Fees For PLAYC Parents Research Get Involved Locations About Us The philosophy of the Rady Children s Playful Learning Academy for Young Children Alexa s PLAYC is based on the belief that each child is a worthy individual endowed with unique capabilities and talents A warm loving environment combined with well trained and creative staff stimulates a child s physical social emotional and intellectual development Our program strives to provide a unique learning environment that benefits both typically developing children as well as children with or at risk for an autism spectrum disorder Through their interactions we have the opportunity to instill acceptance of individual differences from an early age We believe in a developmental learning philosophy in which learning is encouraged through play Within the program s daily schedule each child has the opportunity to create explore and learn problem solving social interaction and critical thinking skills through self initiated and teacher supported activities We believe parents are the most important adults in a child s life and work to strengthen those relationships Our program is intended to reduce stress for parents by encouraging them to become an integral part of our program Together we can provide positive experiences for young children We provide a world that is child oriented and planned so children can develop at a rate meeting their individual needs We teach children to understand and accept each other and to resolve difficulties without feelings of anxiety or guilt We develop each child s positive self concept through an environment designed to foster a sense of independence and responsibility We

    Original URL path: http://www.rchsd.org/programs-services/alexas-playc/about-us/ (2015-03-26)
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  • Programs
    Support Groups Services Search All Find a Doctor Patients Visitors Your Child s Hospital Stay Pay Your Bill Financial Assistance Medical Records Health Information Exchanges MyChart About Us Who We Are Newsroom Patient Stories Research Get Involved Events Publications Health Safety Health Library Ask Your Nurse Videos Safety Store at Rady Children s Rethink Your Drink Injury Prevention Growing Up Columns Locations Main Campus Satellite Locations Emergency Urgent Care Programs Services Alexa s PLAYC Programs Alexa s PLAYC Programs Alexa s PLAYC About Us Programs Preschool Programs Toddler Programs Enrollment Fees For PLAYC Parents Research Get Involved Locations Programs Alexa s PLAYC offers innovative inclusive education to children ages 18 months through 5 years We offer toddler classrooms and preschool classrooms with highly trained teachers and consultants as well as a play based curriculum designed to provide individualized attention and promote development for all children The program schedule and grouping of children at Alexa s PLAYC may change throughout the year to accommodate the number of children enrolled and to meet each child s individual needs The long range curriculum plan reflecting the school s philosophy and objectives assures that the program is designed to benefit each child Rady Children

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  • Enrollment
    Research Get Involved Events Publications Health Safety Health Library Ask Your Nurse Videos Safety Store at Rady Children s Rethink Your Drink Injury Prevention Growing Up Columns Locations Main Campus Satellite Locations Emergency Urgent Care Programs Services Alexa s PLAYC Enrollment Alexa s PLAYC Enrollment Alexa s PLAYC About Us Programs Enrollment Screening Process Preschool Toddlers Interest List Fees For PLAYC Parents Research Get Involved Locations Enrollment Alexa s PLAYC accepts enrollment applications on an ongoing basis If you are interested in our program please complete and return our interest list form Families may access the Alexa s PLAYC program through a variety of means 1 Tuition based Our program is tuition based Please contact Cynthia at 858 966 8555 for more information on current fees 2 San Diego Regional Center For toddlers ages 18 36 months who are at risk for an autism spectrum disorder Alexa s PLAYC may be accessed through the San Diego Regional Center Families need to speak directly with their case manager for more information availability and qualifications for the program 3 Insurance For children with an autism spectrum disorder Alexa s PLAYC may be accessed through their insurance s mental health benefits as part

    Original URL path: http://www.rchsd.org/programs-services/alexas-playc/enrollment/ (2015-03-26)
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  • Fees
    Health Information Exchanges MyChart About Us Who We Are Newsroom Patient Stories Research Get Involved Events Publications Health Safety Health Library Ask Your Nurse Videos Safety Store at Rady Children s Rethink Your Drink Injury Prevention Growing Up Columns Locations Main Campus Satellite Locations Emergency Urgent Care Programs Services Alexa s PLAYC Fees Alexa s PLAYC Fees Alexa s PLAYC About Us Programs Enrollment Fees For PLAYC Parents Research Get

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  • For PLAYC Parents
    Your Nurse Videos Safety Store at Rady Children s Rethink Your Drink Injury Prevention Growing Up Columns Locations Main Campus Satellite Locations Emergency Urgent Care Programs Services Alexa s PLAYC For PLAYC Parents Alexa s PLAYC For PLAYC Parents Alexa s PLAYC About Us Programs Enrollment Fees For PLAYC Parents Calendar Resources Research Get Involved Locations For PLAYC Parents At Alexa s PLAYC we believe parents are the most important

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  • Research
    Publications Health Safety Health Library Ask Your Nurse Videos Safety Store at Rady Children s Rethink Your Drink Injury Prevention Growing Up Columns Locations Main Campus Satellite Locations Emergency Urgent Care Programs Services Alexa s PLAYC Research Alexa s PLAYC Research Alexa s PLAYC About Us Programs Enrollment Fees For PLAYC Parents Research Get Involved Locations Research Rady Children s Autism Discovery Institute conducts a wide range of studies including outcomes research on community intervention programs and our own Alexa s PLAYC inclusion program Publications An Empirical Examination of Toddler Development in Inclusive Childcare Differential Treatment Outcomes for Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder Treatment outcomes based upon level of peer social avoidance Early Intervention Practices for Children with Autism Descriptions from Community Providers Early Intervention Programs Policies for Children w Autism Spectrum Disorders Inclusive Programming for Toddlers with Autism Spectrum Disorders Outcomes from Alexa s PLAYC Parent Perspectives on their Toddlers Development Comparison of Regular and Inclusion Childcare Pervasive Developmental Disorders For the Assessment of Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Stress Levels Adaptability in Parents of Toddlers With and Without Autism Spectrum Disorders The Basic Structure of Community Early Intervention Programs For Children with Autism Provider Descriptions The Role

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  • Get Involved
    Involved Events Publications Health Safety Health Library Ask Your Nurse Videos Safety Store at Rady Children s Rethink Your Drink Injury Prevention Growing Up Columns Locations Main Campus Satellite Locations Emergency Urgent Care Programs Services Alexa s PLAYC Get Involved Alexa s PLAYC Get Involved Alexa s PLAYC About Us Programs Enrollment Fees For PLAYC Parents Research Get Involved Donate Volunteer Participate in Research Locations Get Involved There are many

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