Tag Archives: reading

Dream Big, Read! A Super-Fun Summer Reading Program At Children’s

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Today, we have a guest post from Peggy Smith, B.S. M.S. Peggy is the School Teacher/Education Liaison here at Children’s.

Reading has always been a passion of mine, but that passion goes beyond the stories themselves. I am a big advocate of literacy, particularly in children.

Kids read in school, but research has shown that students who read for fun—not because it’s an assignment—perform better in school. At Children’s Hospital & Medical Center, we want to support that kind of reading.  Read More

Barb Roessner

Hi, I'm Barb, and I'm a Physician Assistant and coordinator of the Heart Failure and Transplant Program at Children's Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha. I work with patients and families at every step of the journey, from diagnosing their child's heart condition to my favorite part—calling them to say "We have a heart."

5 Cool Books That Explain Congenital Heart Defects To Kids

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Explaining your child’s congenital heart defect to him can be tough. Where should you start? How much detail should you go into? How do you explain to him that being different is okay—and even worth celebrating?  Read More


Sean Akers

Hi, I’m Dr. Sean Akers, and I’m a Licensed Clinical Pediatric Psychologist at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha. I serve as the primary psychologist for the heart transplant team as well as the coordinator of the Consult Liaison Service. My job is to provide heart kids and their families with support throughout their journey.