fter Nancy Gianni's daughter GiGi was born with Down syndrome, she wanted the world to see the person her daughter was, to see her and her friends as more than a diagnosis. She was inspired to to create a space where kids like GiGi and
From Black Bear Academy
The month of May, is a great opportunity for speech-language pathologists to remind parents of the important roles that verbal communication and personal interaction play in children’s academic and social development.
A significant percentage of parents polled reported technology use by
By Patrick Butler, photos courtesy Chicago Department of Transportation
Thanks in large part to former 47th Ald. Gene Schulter, the long-discussed riverside walkway linking Clark, California and Horner parks should become a reality by the end of 2017.
Work on the project, tentatively named the
When Chef Ricardo Meza launched the first of his Dos Ricco’s restaurants near Midway airport, the restaurant became a local favorite for its lunch specials like $1 taco Tuesdays and popular combinations of Asian and Mexican flavors. In 2015, Meza brought his fusion restaurant to
Functional Medicine is the Key to a New You
by David Modica
It’s the 21st Century, and medical research is rapidly discovering what makes you tick and keeps you ticking; but with unlimited access to information on the internet, and a plethora of watered-down medical articles
Provided by Black Bear Academy
What is Occupational Therapy?
- Occupational therapists work with individuals to promote engagement in meaningful and purposeful everyday life activities (occupations) for the purpose of successful participation in roles and situations in home, school, work place, and community. (Case-Smith, J. 2010)
By Patrick Butler
Gus Katsafaros looks in on some of his customers at the Marmalade restaurant at 1969 W. Montrose he opened five years ago after earlier careers running a wholesale bakery, mortgage company, working as an electrician, overseeing construction crews and
by Patrick Butler
For four decades, Lincoln Square's Karl Riehn has seen the seemingly-placid insurance world change from the traditional property, health, accident "products" to helping his clients fend off today's terrors like identity theft and hacking. As always, a lot depends
From Black Bear Academy, 1801 W Byron St, Chicago, IL 60613
For children who have trouble falling or staying asleep, sensory strategies can be helpful to support your child's ability to self-regulate at night. Most of the sensory strategies suggested by occupational therapists for babies can be
On Friday, February 5th, the Swedish Covenant Hospital staff banded together to raise awareness for women’s heart disease by wearing red in recognition of National Wear Red Day. Participants gathered to take a group photo that was posted to social media, utilizing the reach of the