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Aiden’s Story

Our son Aiden receives (Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Speech Therapy) services from staff members who work at Heartland AEA. My son Aiden has Down syndrome and I would be so lost without the AEA. They made me feel at … Continue reading

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Brooklyn’s Story

Our daughter, Brooklyn, has been receiving both speech and physical therapy services through the Heartland AEA for the past 1 ½ years and continues to receive now that she is 3 and attends the Jordan Creek Elementary Preschool. Brooklyn clearly … Continue reading

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Alex’s Story

Our son, Alex, is in third grade at Walnut Hills Elementary School. At the present time, he receives Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy services from staff members who work for Heartland AEA. Alex has worked with AEA his entire life. … Continue reading

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AEA Assistance to the Schulte Family

Jennifer Schulte shares her family’s experience in using the services of the AEA. As soon as she brought her newborn twins home from the hospital, she heard from the AEA. Later, she needed the AEA’s help for her children’s development. … Continue reading

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Aedyn’s Story

Our son, Aedyn, receives services through the Southeast Polk School District. He receives physical therapy, occupational therapy (including feeding assistance), assistance with communication and assistance with cognitive delays from staff members who work at Heartland AEA. Aedyn was diagnosed prenatally … Continue reading

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Teamwork Continues to Improve Life of Ogden Boy with Hearing Loss

You often hear the expression, “it takes a village to raise a child.” In the case of 3-year-old Noah Hasty of Ogden, that phrase rings true. Noah was diagnosed as profoundly deaf at two weeks of age, and with the … Continue reading

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Meet the People Who Make a Difference: Speech-Language Pathologists

All of Iowa’s nine AEAs employ staff members that provide consultation and therapy for children who have significant problems with language, voice, articulation, and stuttering. Click on the picture below to meet Nancy Almasi, a speech-language pathologist for Grant Wood … Continue reading

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