PAWS With A Cause has approved us for a facility dog. We don't know the dog's name yet, or even if it's a Lab or a Goldie, but somewhere out there, a puppy just finished its first year of training. As soon as they finish they'll come work with us!
Our patients can be vulnerable, scared, struggle to communicate or understand, or simply stressed. Many of them have had far too much exposure to the healthcare system.
Our dog will motivate and reassure our patients. We hope our patients will look forward to their appointments and seeing their furry friend.
It takes a lot to raise and train a facility dog. Thousands of hours of volunteers' time... and $6,000 up-front and $2,500 each year after that. Caring for patients with disabilities is our passion. We'd really appreciate any help you can give!
Shana Rush, PhD, CCC-SLP was trained as a Speech Language Pathologist at the University of Central Florida. In her early career she specialized in the treatment of children with autistic spectrum disorders.
She later earned her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology/AIU. She completed a residency in Clinical Neuropsychology at North Shore Children's Hospital in Boston, MA and a fellowship in Pediatric Neuropsychology at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital.
She has twenty-five years of clinical experience with cognitive, behavioral, and communications disorders.
Dr Rush has co-authored two books: The Source for Traumatic Brain Injury in Children & Adolescents (ISBN-13: 978-0760607466) and The Source for PDD: Assessment and Intervention (ISBN-13: 978-0760603789).
Rush Pediatric Neuropsychology shares an office with Grand River Rehabilitation. We are therefore also able to offer comprehensive medical management for children with cognitive disabilities and developmental disorders.
Board Certified in:
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (ABPMR)
Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine (ABPMR)
Pain Medicine (ABPM)