SPECIALIZED PATIENT PROGRAMS

Physical Medicine (Physical Therapy)

What Is Physical Medicine?

Our pediatric Physical Medicine program gearing up to be unlike any other.  Physical medicine aka physical therapy is a medical therapy that aims to decrease pain, while helping patients move and function better in their daily lives. Not only will it assist with rehabilitation following surgeries and procedures, but it will also prevent secondary comorbidities from developing.

The pediatric physical therapy doctors at Cure 4 The Kids Foundation are specially trained to improve the lives and daily function of children with a wide range of medical diagnoses. They will diagnose and treat neurological, musculoskeletal, and functional impairments and conditions which commonly coincide with treatments such as chemotherapy. The role of our physical therapy doctors is to work with the child and their family to help the child reach his or her maximum potential and decrease pain, while promoting active participation at home, school and in the community.

Neuropsychology

What is Neuropsychology?

Neuropsychology is the study of the interactions among brain functioning, human behavior, emotions, and thinking skills. It is the investigation of how impairment or injury of the brain leads to changes in a person’s function. Understanding these connections can help a person identify weaknesses, strengths, and ways to live the fullest life.

Neuropsychologists have a doctoral degree in psychology and obtain additional expertise through a 2-year fellowship in neuropsychology. They work in conjunction with a patient’s doctor to diagnose conditions and create a plan to help the patient grow and overcome challenges. This plan may include therapies, medications, and school accommodations.

 


How do I know if my child needs a neuropsychological evaluation?

At Cure 4 The Kids, our team of doctors and our neuropsychologist work together when determining whether a child should have a neuropsychological evaluation. An evaluation may occur if your child has:

  • A brain injury from trauma to the head, stroke, an infection, or lack of oxygen
  • Medical diagnoses such as genetic disorders, childhood cancer or a catastrophic childhood disease
  • Neurological disorders
  • Problems in their cognitive functioning or failure to make academic progress

What does a Neuropsychological evaluation involve?

A neuropsychological evaluation examines behavior, thinking skills, and social-emotional functioning. The neuropsychologist will work directly one on one with your child and will collaborate with your child’s physician. The tests depend on the skills of the child but typically include tests that measure the following:

  • Intelligence
  • Attention and memory
  • Processing speed
  • Planning and organization
  • Problem-solving
  • Visual perception
  • Language
  • Control of body movements
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Aggressive and impulsive behavior
  • Social skills

 

 

Social Work

What does a social worker do?

We are happy to announce we now have our own Social Worker specific to our patient population and their families.  A social worker provides supports and resources for patients and families with a variety of needs including financial, social support, transportation, and education. There are a number of life changes and stressors that come with a medical diagnosis. Social Work identifies the needs and targeted assistance for a patient and their family. Social Work also works closely with community partners to maintain existing services and establish new resources

Child Life Specialist

Unique Services for Complex Treatments

 

Most clinics don’t have the luxury to their own Certified Child Life Specialist. At Cure 4 The Kids Foundation, our focus is on pediatric specialized and medically complex treatments and administering these isn’t always easy. Our Child Life specialist is here for every patient and/or family member for guidance and help through the treatment process.  We value the many benefits Child Life Specialists bring to our patients and see it as a necessary component of care and patient experience.  

 

Virtual Reality Helping Patients

Helping the Entire Family

Our in-house Child Life Specialist is trained to help your child and family understand and cope with having an illness. From improving care and treatment to providing a better experience for the entire family, our Child-Life Specialist can assist you and your child with:

  • Developmentally appropriate explanations of their diagnosis and treatment
  • Identifying and practicing coping techniques to manage anything difficult related to their treatment
  • Medical play opportunities to increase understanding and coping
  • Non-pharmacological pain management, including the use of Virtual Reality goggles
  • Developmental assessments for children 3 and younger
  • Parenting education and support
  • Sibling education and support
  • Recreational and diversional activities

StoryBook Homes Long-Term Follow-Up Program

     Staying Healthy After Treatment

The most important thing you can do as a childhood cancer survivor is to stay healthy. That’s why we created the StoryBook Homes Long-Term Follow-Up Clinic For Childhood Cancer Survivors. Thanks to a generous gift from the principals of StoryBook Homes, Wayne and Catherine Laska, the Long-Term Follow-Up Clinic is intended to help survivors — no matter where they received their treatment — navigate through the after effects of their treatment throughout their entire life.

 

 

Project Imagine | Arts in Medicine Program

     Healing Power of the ARTS!

Project Imagine, our Arts in Medicine Program is a patient favorite!  We believe in the power of the arts.  With a resident artist and musician, we are able to provide an outlet for our kids during their treatment.  We will continue to grow this program, incorporating photography, dance and many other creative pathways of expression.

 

Janie's Classroom

     Education is our Priority!

While our families are often involved in a complex medical journey, it is easy to let the child’s education slip through the cracks.  At Cure 4 The Kids Foundation, we recognize the importance of maintaining school work for a child’s well-being.  Our newest program, we have partnered with Clark County School District to bring our very own CCSD teacher into our facility to mentor and work with the child’s school teacher or existing home-bound program to make sure our kids get all the tools they need for success!

 

Only the Best

Joint Commission Accreditation is the most stringent in the country

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for medical facilities. Since 2011, we have been Exceeding Industry Standards. This proves our quality of care is at the highest level.  Patient safety and treatment is our top priority and Joint Commission Accreditation is essential to continue to add services for our patients.

Forward Thinking

Ranking #2623 of the fastest growing companies an America.

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The Inc. 5000 is a weekly magazine that publishes stories about small businesses and startups and is a very prestigious honor for growing private businesses and business leaders.

Best Workplace

In 2019, we ranked as #23 among the nation’ top 50 Non Profit organizations

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to work for, by Non Profit Times.  This coveted award is primarily based on employee satisfaction surveys in the following areas:  Leadership and Planning, Culture and Communication, Training, Development and Resources.

Best of Las Vegas

In 2019, we won ‘Best of Las Vegas’ in two categories:

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Best Cancer Treatment Center and Best Charity Event (Circus Couture).

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Patient Registration

We believe every child is entitled to the best treatment options that modern science has to offer. This is why we also place a great emphasis on raising money to support access to these trials for all children.