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  • Resources
    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 Newborn Screening Program Resources Newborn Screening Program Resources Newborn Screening Program Team Resources Newsletters Locations Resources Genetic Disease Screening Program SIS NBS Online Specimen Tracking Tutorial California Code of Regulations CCR www calregs com California Department of Health Service s Newborn

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  • Newsletters
    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 Newborn Screening Program Newsletters Newborn Screening Program Newsletters Newborn Screening Program Team Resources Newsletters 2011 2010 2009 2008

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  • Locations
    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 Newborn Screening Program Locations Newborn Screening Program Locations Newborn Screening Program Team Resources Newsletters Locations Locations Newborn Screening Area Service Center Map

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  • Newborn Screening Tests
    Incidence 1 in 4 000 Galactosemia Babies with galactosemia lack the enzyme that converts galactose one of two sugars found in lactose into glucose a sugar the body is able to use As a result milk including breast milk and other dairy products must be eliminated from the diet Otherwise galactose can build up in the system and damage the body s cells and organs leading to blindness severe mental retardation growth deficiency and even death Incidence 1 in 60 000 to 80 000 Several less severe forms of galactosemia that may be detected by newborn screening may not require any intervention Sickle Cell Disease Sickle cell disease is an inherited blood disease in which red blood cells mutate into abnormal sickle shapes and can cause episodes of pain damage to vital organs such as the lungs and kidneys and even death Young children with sickle cell disease are especially prone to certain dangerous bacterial infections such as pneumonia inflammation of the lungs and meningitis inflammation of the brain and spinal cord Studies suggest that newborn screening can alert doctors to begin antibiotic treatment before infections occur and to monitor symptoms of possible worsening more closely The screening test can also detect other disorders affecting hemoglobin the oxygen carrying substance in the blood Incidence about 1 in every 500 African American births and 1 in every 1 000 to 1 400 Hispanic American births also occurs with some frequency among people of Mediterranean Middle Eastern and South Asian descent Biotinidase Deficiency Babies with this condition don t have enough biotinidase an enzyme that recycles biotin a B vitamin in the body The deficiency may cause seizures poor muscle control immune system impairment hearing loss mental retardation coma and even death If the deficiency is detected in time however problems can be prevented by giving the baby extra biotin Incidence 1 in 72 000 to 126 000 Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia This is actually a group of disorders involving a deficiency of certain hormones produced by the adrenal gland It can affect the development of the genitals and may cause death due to loss of salt from the kidneys Lifelong treatment through supplementation of the missing hormones manages the condition Incidence 1 in 12 000 Maple Syrup Urine Disease MSUD Babies with MSUD are missing an enzyme needed to process three amino acids that are essential for the body s normal growth When not processed properly these can build up in the body causing urine to smell like maple syrup or sweet burnt sugar These babies usually have little appetite and are extremely irritable If not detected and treated early MSUD can cause mental retardation physical disability and even death A carefully controlled diet that cuts out certain high protein foods containing those amino acids can prevent this Like people with PKU those with MSUD are often given a formula that supplies the necessary nutrients missed in the special diet they must follow Incidence 1 in 250 000 Tyrosinemia Babies with this

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  • Team
    and home therapy programs Kathy Kathy Carleton became an occupational therapy assistant in 1991 and began working at Rady Children s in 1992 Kathy has special talents in treating hospitalized patients including patients with traumatic brain injuries She is also specializes in helping patients with fine motor skills visual motor skills and self care skills Kathy is a certified occupational therapy assistant Kathy s goal is to help children reach their highest level of functioning and to provide education and support to the families she serves Kerry Kerry Gates has been an occupational therapist since 2011 and has worked at Rady Children s Hospital since 2013 Kerry has special talent in the areas of sensory processing fine motor delays and visual motor delays In addition to clinical experience Kerry has experience treating children and young adults in the public school system that primarily have the diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder and or ADHD Kerry is a current member of AOTA Kerry s goal in working at Rady Children s Hospital San Diego is to provide children and their families with the knowledge and support that is needed in order to gain independence in all aspects of activities of daily living Kimberly Kimberly Arndt has been an occupational therapist since 2001 when she began working at Rady Children s Kimberly is the lead occupational therapist at Rady Children s and has skills in a variety of areas including working with children with feeding difficulties autism sensory integration difficulties and problems with fine motor and visual motor skills She spends her time working at our outpatient clinic with our Feeding Team and at Alexa s PLAYC Kimberly is a nationally certified and a California licensed occupational therapist Kimberly s goal is to help children reach their full potential Laura Laura Hoffinger has been an occupational therapist at Rady Children s Hospital since 2014 Laura has talents in the areas of orthopedic conditions hand therapy sensory processing fine motor delays and clinical reasoning Laura is a current member of AOTA and OTAC Her goals are to provide quality occupational therapy services to children and their families and help children reach their full potential while providing them with tools to participate in meaningful life activities Lauren Lauren has been an occupational therapist since 2006 and has worked at Rady Children s since 2008 Lauren has special talents in the areas of developmental delays feeding difficulties sensory processing difficulties and fine motor delays She has experience in various settings including early intervention schools and inpatient and outpatient settings She is involved in the Down Syndrome Clinic at Rady Children s as well as the Pathways Program which is a group designed to enhance social skills and play skills with children who have autism spectrum disorders Lauren is certified by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy NBCOT and licensed by the state of California Lauren s goal in working at Rady Children s is to provide quality care to children and their families in

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  • Services
    spectrum disorders generalize skills learned in one on one settings to more complex social settings Bridges Bridges is an integrated occupational therapy and speech pathology group program for children ages 4 to 6 years with autism spectrum disorders Bridges helps children improve social pragmatic interactions with peers STAR Group The STAR Strategies Tools to Attend Regulate group is a program designed for children ages 5 to 9 years to develop self regulation techniques to monitor maintain and change their level of alertness to improve attention to activities A prescription from the child s pediatrician for an Occupational Therapy evalution is required Following the evaluation the therapist will determine if the child is appropriate for the group Little Steps for Little Feeders Little Steps for Little Feeders is an early intervention group facilitated by an occupational therapist and speech language pathologist for children age birth to 2 years old with the following feeding problems Aversion to feeding Failure to thrive Recent G tube placement due to poor progression with oral feeding Following a comprehensive individual evaluation the occupational therapists and speech language pathologists will determine the suitability of the child for this program The group intervention focuses on Peer modeling parent support and caregiver education Oral sensory stimulation Exploration of tastes and textures Gross and fine motor activities Progression to and with oral feeding A prescription from the child s pediatrician with a referral to Little Steps for Little Feeders is required For more information or to make an appointment please call 858 576 1700 ext 5522 Feeding Team Intervention Group The Feeding Team Intervention Group seeks to promote food interaction in a fun safe and social setting Many children who have been evaluated by the Feeding Team can benefit from this program Each feeding group of five to seven children

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  • Signs of Developmental Issues
    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 Occupational Therapy Signs of Developmental Issues Occupational Therapy Signs of Developmental Issues Occupational Therapy Team Services Signs of Developmental Issues Patient and Parent Education Newsletter Resources Locations Signs of Developmental Issues Your child may have developmental issues if he or she has problems with fine motor skills learning abilities or coordination skills Answering the questions below can help you determine if your child would benefit from an evaluation by an occupational therapist Fine Motor Skills Children use their hands to explore their environment through play A number of experiences a child encounters during the day require the use of fine motor skills such a stacking blocks coloring with crayons feeding oneself and fastening buttons Does your child Use crayons pencils or scissors efficiently Enjoy coloring drawing and writing Enjoy playing with small toys such as Legos or blocks Manipulate buttons snaps and zippers to dress himself herself Hold and use utensils efficiently for eating Become easily distracted restless and overactive See self confident and cooperate with peers If you answered no to even a few questions your child may benefit from further assessment Please ask your physician about a referral to our program Learning Abilities or Coordination Skills If a child has problems integrating sensory information this could affect his her learning abilities and coordination skills Does your child Have difficulty buttoning clothes or tying shoelaces Have poor handwriting or awkward pencil grasp Experience moments of clumsiness or balance problems Excessively seek out or avoid movement such as swings slides and merry go rounds Have trouble copying pictures letters or doing puzzles Have a low attention span and is easily distracted

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  • Patient and Parent Education
    1700 Programs Services Community Programs Child Maltreatment Programs International Services 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 Occupational Therapy Patient and Parent Education Occupational Therapy Patient and Parent Education Occupational Therapy Team Services Signs of Developmental Issues Patient and Parent Education Newsletter Resources Locations Patient and Parent Education We strive to educate patients and parents about developmental issues in children and the signs that may warrant an evaluation by an occupational or physical therapist Click on the links below for doctor reviewed articles Movement Coordination and Your Newborn Movement Coordination and Your 1 to 3 Month Old Movement Coordination and Your 4 to 7 Month Old Movement Coordination and Your 8 to 12 Month Old Movement Coordination and Your 1 to 2 Year Old Rady Children s Hospital San Diego 3020 Children s Way San Diego

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