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Calling All Dancers – Chance to Dance is February 16 – March 29

Screen Shot 2016-02-03 at 9.21.12 AMChance to Dance is an eight-week introductory dance class that is offered for our patients (both male and female) between the ages 5 and 12. This class is also open to the patient’s siblings and friends!

The class will explore different styles that make up popular social and cultural dance. No previous dance experience necessary.

Class Location

Solarium (4th Floor B-Building)
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
2222 Welborn Street, Dallas, Texas 75219

Class Times

Each Tuesday, February 16 – March 29 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Final Performance

Friday, April 8 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Please note: Parents/Guardians must remain on campus during class.

To Register or For More Information

Please contact Mackenzi Summers, MS, CTRS
Phone: 214-559-8345
Email: mackenzi.summers@tsrh.org

About the Instructor

Lynn Moon Schellenberg has a professional dance background combined with more than 25 years of experience as a dance therapist. She specializes in early childhood movement education and yoga, and is registered with the American Dance Therapy Association.

Support for Chance to Dance is provided by The Dance Council of North Texas.

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Miranda, age 16 of Frisco

MirandaMiranda, age 16 of Frisco, Texas, has been a patient at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) since 2012. She wears a full prosthetic on her left leg. Miranda loves to dance; she is on her high school drill team and also likes tap and jazz. Outside of school, Miranda is a volunteer at TSRHC and wants to be a nurse when she grows up. She is most excited about learning to ski.

About the Annual Amputee Ski Trip

February 2016 will mark the 35th anniversary of the annual Amputee Ski Trip, held each year at the National Sports Center for the Disabled in Winter Park, Colo. Fourteen teenage patients with limb differences are given the opportunity to discover the joy of skiing and snowboarding, while gaining confidence with lifelong friends.

Since the first Amputee Ski Trip in 1981, the community has teamed up with the hospital to make this opportunity possible to patient families. American Airlines has sponsored the trip since 2005. Prior to that, Delta Airlines supported the event for more than 20 years. Multiple other generous supporters from the community, including the Stephen M. Seay Foundation help make this trip possible!

Center for Dyslexia Educational Outreach

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children is dedicated to its educational outreach. The Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia and Learning Disorders serves as a host facility for seminars to assist educators in understanding dyslexia and identifying the disorder in public schools. The educational outreach opportunities at the center also educate attendees in the dyslexia interventions that have been developed at TSRHC.

photo1496Dyslexia A to Z

TSRHC regularly hosts the Dyslexia A to Z seminar, which is designed for educators who want to understand the disability better. Sessions include an in-depth education on the characteristics and definition of dyslexia, instructions on how to accommodate students with dyslexia, a review of Texas public school guidelines and intervention requirements, a demonstration of classroom and home strategies, and information covered in the TEA Dyslexia Handbook. A registration fee is required.

Identifying Dyslexia

TSRHC offers seminars to Texas educators who are responsible for measuring student performance and administrating tests to identify dyslexia. The hospital’s seminars are based on Texas public school laws, procedures, and guidelines. Moreover, they help attendees learn how to gather and interpret data properly, develop student profiles, and monitor interventions.

Current seminars include: The Very Basics Identification, Beyond the Basics Identification and The Special Education Opportunity Identification.

Rite Flight

The staff at the Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia and Learning Disorders at TSRHC created the Rite Flight program. The Rite Flight program addresses two key components identified by the National Reading Panel: Reading Rate (Fluency) and Reading Comprehension. The great thing about Rite Flight is that it can be used as a supplemental intervention for an entire classroom, small groups, or individuals. 

Take Flight

Take Flight is a comprehensive two-year curriculum designed for children seven years of age and older who suffer from dyslexia. Students who complete the program have shown significant growth in reading skills, and they’ve been shown to maintain those benefits after one year. Take Flight Therapist training and Take Flight Retraining is available at TSRHC annually.

Parent’s Corner

TSRHC regularly hosts informative seminars for parents of a child diagnosed with a learning disorder — all at no charge. This series is designed to empower parents and guardians with a wealth of knowledge they can use to advocate for their child. Available seminars for parents of children with learning disorders include How to Support My Child with a Learning Disorder and Dyslexia 4-1-1 for Parents.

Consultations

In addition to the center’s vast array of workshops and seminars, the Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia offers consultation and training to area schools seeking to utilize the programs. Parents can obtain guidance through the center’s support groups and presentations, making this a valuable resource center for the community.

To learn more about the programs offered at TSRHC, contact the center at 800-421-1121 (ext. 7800) or 214-559-7800.

 

 

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Cody, age 14 of Keller

image1Cody, age 14 of Keller, Texas, has been a patient at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) since he was just six weeks old. Cody was born missing both his tibias (shinbones) and knees. After numerous consultations with TSRHC Chief of Staff Emeritus Dr. Tony Herring, it was decided that it was in Cody’s best interest to amputate his legs above the knee to give him a chance at mobility. He was fitted for his first pair of prosthetic legs at 17 months. Throughout the years, Cody’s experience at TSRHC has inspired him, and he hopes to one day become a pediatric anesthesiologist. Cody is an extremely active young man; in fact, he will be participating in the Paralympic time trails in swimming this summer. While Cody is no stranger to sports, this trip to Winter Park will be his first time to be on the slopes.

About the Annual Amputee Ski Trip

February 2016 will mark the 35th anniversary of the annual Amputee Ski Trip, held each year at the National Sports Center for the Disabled in Winter Park, Colo. Fourteen teenage patients with limb differences are given the opportunity to discover the joy of skiing and snowboarding, while gaining confidence with lifelong friends.

Since the first Amputee Ski Trip in 1981, the community has teamed up with the hospital to make this opportunity possible to patient families. American Airlines has sponsored the trip since 2005. Prior to that, Delta Airlines supported the event for more than 20 years. Multiple other generous supporters from the community, including the Stephen M. Seay Foundation help make this trip possible!

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Whitney, age 17 of Ruston, Louisiana

WhitneyWhitney, age 17 of Ruston, Louisiana, is a patient with the prosthetics department at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC). In her spare time, Whitney cheerleads on a pom squad and is an ambassador for the Amputee Coalition of America. Whitney hopes to one day start a business of training dogs and is currently training her dog, Maple, to be a therapy dog. Whitney has never been skiing, or to the mountains, so she is very excited for this new life experience and for getting to know the other teenage amputees that are going on the trip.

About the Annual Amputee Ski Trip

February 2016 will mark the 35th anniversary of the annual Amputee Ski Trip, held each year at the National Sports Center for the Disabled in Winter Park, Colo. Fourteen teenage patients with limb differences are given the opportunity to discover the joy of skiing and snowboarding, while gaining confidence with lifelong friends.

Since the first Amputee Ski Trip in 1981, the community has teamed up with the hospital to make this opportunity possible to patient families. American Airlines has sponsored the trip since 2005. Prior to that, Delta Airlines supported the event for more than 20 years. Multiple other generous supporters from the community, including the Stephen M. Seay Foundation help make this trip possible.

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Alfredo, age 17 of Mansfield

AlfredoAlfredo, age 17, of Mansfield, Texas, has been a patient at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) for five years. He has never been skiing or snowboarding before, but after seeing pictures of other ski trips is excited to go. Alfredo likes to draw, using everything from paint to charcoal to pencils. For his future career, Alfredo is considering becoming an orthopedist or going to Southwestern Oklahoma University to become a nurse.

About the Annual Amputee Ski Trip

February 2016 will mark the 35th anniversary of the annual Amputee Ski Trip, held each year at the National Sports Center for the Disabled in Winter Park, Colo. Fourteen teenage patients with limb differences are given the opportunity to discover the joy of skiing and snowboarding, while gaining confidence with lifelong friends.

Since the first Amputee Ski Trip in 1981, the community has teamed up with the hospital to make this opportunity possible to patient families. American Airlines has sponsored the trip since 2005. Prior to that, Delta Airlines supported the event for more than 20 years. Multiple other generous supporters from the community, including the Stephen M. Seay Foundation help make this trip possible!

TSRHC to host the Pediatric Orthopaedic Education Series on Saturday, February 6

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) will host the Pediatric Orthopaedic Education Series in Dallas on Saturday, February 6.

Keeping Out of Trouble

The topic of this conference is “Keeping out of Trouble in Pediatric Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine – 
A Case-Based Approach to Avoiding Jeopardy.” This course is designed for pediatricians, family practitioners, physician assistants, advanced practice nurses and allied health professionals.

The TSRHC orthopedic staff will present lectures on topics ranging from trauma, musculoskeletal infection, back pain, scoliosis, hip disorders, rheumatologic conditions, sports injuries and more.

New This Year

Join us for an interactive experience including real-time audience polls and game show style Q&A. Make sure to bring your smart phone, so that you can engage with the presenters during the audience participation portion of their lectures. The Jeopardy! portion of the conference will feature pre-selected members of the pediatric community, who will test their knowledge of the day’s lessons and compete for top honors.

Register Now

This conference offers 6.25 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. On or before January 22, the registration fee is $100. After January 22, the fee increases to $125 and will be $150 at the door.

For more information or to register online, please visit community.tsrhc.org/POES-Dallas or call Chelsea Davidson at 469-878-1785.

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, the accredited sponsor, is jointly sponsoring this activity with Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Sarah, age 16 of Wylie

IMG_0026 2Sarah, age 16 of Wylie, Texas, has been a patient of Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) since 2004. She has had two surgeries at TSRHC, one to separate her webbed fingers and one on her amputated leg. Sarah loves to snowboard and is excited to enjoy the snow. Her favorite memories from last year were talking with the other amputees and swapping funny stories; she is looking forward to making her friends laugh this year.

About the Annual Amputee Ski Trip

February 2016 will mark the 35th anniversary of the annual Amputee Ski Trip, held each year at the National Sports Center for the Disabled in Winter Park, Colo. Fourteen teenage patients with limb differences are given the opportunity to discover the joy of skiing and snowboarding, while gaining confidence with lifelong friends.

Since the first Amputee Ski Trip in 1981, the community has teamed up with the hospital to make this opportunity possible to patient families. American Airlines has sponsored the trip since 2005. Prior to that, Delta Airlines supported the event for more than 20 years. Multiple other generous supporters from the community, including the Stephen M. Seay Foundation help make this trip possible!

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Josiah, age 17 of Dallas

Josiah, age 17 of Dallas, Texas, has been a patient at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) since he was two years old. Leg length discrepancy first brought Josiah to Scottish Rite Hospital, but in 2012 he had an amputation and has since moved exclusively to the TSRHC IMG_0030 2prosthetics department. His favorite memory is falling down the bunny hill “millions of times” last year, and he is eager to get back out there. Josiah is excited to return to Colorado to have adventures with people like him. He’s also looking forward to seeing the friends he made last year.

About the Annual Amputee Ski Trip

February 2016 will mark the 35th anniversary of the annual Amputee Ski Trip, held each year at the National Sports Center for the Disabled in Winter Park, Colo. Fourteen teenage patients with limb differences are given the opportunity to discover the joy of skiing and snowboarding, while gaining confidence with lifelong friends.

Since the first Amputee Ski Trip in 1981, the community has teamed up with the hospital to make this opportunity possible to patient families. American Airlines has sponsored the trip since 2005. Prior to that, Delta Airlines supported the event for more than 20 years. Multiple other generous supporters from the community, including the Stephen M. Seay Foundation help make this trip possible!