The Big Hearts Journal

St. Mary's Kids Blog

  • St. Mary’s Home Care Speech Therapy Feeding Success Story

    St. Mary’s Home Care provides a unique, one-of-a-kind Speech Therapy program that allows children and young adults to remain at home while addressing their fee…

  • Sensory Garden for Kids with Special Needs

     The sensory garden at St. Mary’s Hospital for Children was designed and developed with the special needs of our patients, and their families, in mind. He…

  • Autism: Early Diagnosis Changes Lives

    Autism or autism spectrum disorder (ASD) refers to a complex developmental disability. In most cases, symptoms of autism develop in early childhood. ASD is a s…

  • School is Back in Session!

    Preschool is an important time for children's development, social skills, and educational growth. The same is true for children with medically complex conditio…

  • Big Hearts, Big Heroes

    Big Hearts, Big Heroes: Employee Recognition at St. Mary's Healthcare System for Children.

  • Pediatric Feeding Disorders

    Pediatric Feeding Disorders: When It’s More Than Just Being “a Picky Eater” Most children are “picky eaters” sometimes. A picky eater might refuse everyth…

  • Aquatic Therapy

    Aquatic therapy has long been used to improve the lives of special needs children and those with disabilities. Specially trained aquatic therapists work to hel…

  • Through the Eyes of St Mary’s Kids

    The piece Austina created for St. Mary's, entitled "Through the Eyes of St Mary's Kids" came after a visit to the hospital. Her first impression of the buildin…

  • How Pet Therapy Helps Kids with Special Needs

    How Pet Therapy Helps Kids with Special NeedsPet therapy helps children with special needs to reach rehabilitative goals, experience greater well-being, and im…

  • St.Mary’s Care In The Home

    Home CareFor children with special needs or complex medical conditions, there is often no place better than home to heal. Living at home allows kids to be surr…

  • Music Therapy

    Music TherapyFor children with special needs and medically complex conditions and their families, Music Therapy can be a powerful form of support. It is an evi…

  • Arts & Crafts Idea: Bird Nest

    Arts and crafts provide children with a unique, fun opportunity to develop their fine motor skills and promote cognitive development. Since creativity involves…

  • Speech Therapy & Therapies for Kids With Feeding Disorders

    Speech TherapySpeech therapy can be a life-changing experience for St. Mary's Kids. For both verbal and non-verbal children with special needs and complex medi…

  • Why We Walk for St. Mary’s Kids

    Each and every day, St. Mary’s Kids overcome incredible challenges and strive to meet all of their medical and educational milestones. To honor these courageou…

  • Annual Big Hearts Walk for St. Mary’s Kids

    Help support vital programs and services for the most critically ill children in New York by participating in the Big Hearts Walk for St. Mary's Kids. Particip…

  • Acute Flaccid Myelitis & Locomotor Training

     Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) is a rare, serious condition that affects the spinal cord and the nervous system. Since 2014, 90 percent of the new cases of…

  • What is Occupational Therapy?

     April is National Occupational Therapy Month, and occupational therapy can be life-changing for many of St. Mary's Kids. OT focuses on helping people wit…

  • ‘For five years we dreaded every meal’: my infant son’s struggle with food

    After her son was born prematurely, Tahmima Anam thought the worst was behind her. But when he was allowed to come home two months later, a new problem emerged…

  • How does Art Therapy Help with the Healing Process?

    Art therapy uses art media, the creative process and the resulting art work as therapeutic and healing process with clients” It is used based on the belief tha…

  • A to Z Fundraising Tips

    Here are some fun fundraising ideas for every letter of the Alphabet!

Load More
St. Mary's is taking advanced precautions to guard against Coronavirus.Learn more before visiting