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Patient programs

Patient programs

At Shriners Hospitals for Children — Portland, care extends to the whole family and it doesn’t stop at the hospital walls. We offer a number of programs to our patients and their families to provide support, education and a whole lot of fun.

Assistive Technology (AT) Group

This interdisciplinary group consists of speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists and physical therapists. Goals of this group involve keeping up-to-date on the latest AT tools, training rehabilitation department colleagues on the best clinical practices related to AT, and providing free educational events to AT users, families and other professionals in collaboration with community organizations. For more information, or to be placed on the AT user group list serve, please contact the group via email.

Camp SPIRIT

Camp SPIRIT is a part of our transitions program for young adult patients. This five-day summer camp based out of the hospital, addresses tasks that maturing adolescents must face. The camp focus may vary according to diagnoses or resources. Sessions may include budgeting, college, employment, healthy relationships and a number of fun, off-site teambuilding adventures!

Limb Differences

The Limb Differences Support Group provides opportunities for social and active engagement for youth with limb differences. Through positive peer support, individuals can improve self-confidence and independence, identify and build on strengths, and have fun in a safe and accommodating environment. This group also provides a space for families and caregivers to participate and connect with staff and other families to share resources and support.

MDA Family Night Support Group

The MDA Family Night Support Group, hosted at the Portland Shriners Hospital in partnership with the Muscular Dystrophy Association, is an open, casual meeting of individuals with neuromuscular disease, and their families and caregivers. It is a time to get to know other families impacted by muscular and neuromuscular disease, and to get support from the local MDA, Portland Shriners Hospital staff and guest speakers. In the support group setting, families can share everything from tears and laughter, to medical and financial tips, and travel stories and recipes. More importantly, there is a sense of fellowship and a personal connection that strengthens everyone involved.

Movin’ On Transitions Group

The Movin’ On transitions group provides social activity, education and resources for patients 16–21 years old. This monthly group meets the second Wednesday of each month from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the hospital. Contact our transitions nurse specialist at 503-241-5090, ext. 1140 for more information.

Recreational Therapy program

Our Recreational Therapy Program provides year round activities for the whole family, ranging from arts and music to outdoor adventures like rock climbing, kayaking, and skiing. For more information, see our Patient services page.

   
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