Therapy and Wellness Connection is YOUR connection to a life without limitations.
Custom Programming for your Exceptional Child
Therapy and Wellness Connection offers Northeast Ohio speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy and ABA therapy for children and young adults with disabilities and delays. Our clients may struggle with speech and language, cognition, movement, independent function and social behavior. In addition to therapy, we provide individualized education services, day programs, camps and other support services for clients in Brecksville, Broadview Heights, Akron, Cleveland and surrounding communities.
Our exceptional team members propel each client – one milestone at a time – to their greatest potential through the vehicles of:
Summer campers venture out on fun recreational outings. Vocational skill instruction takes place in schools at job fairs and on worksites. And while everyday speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy and ABA therapy services are provided at our clinic, we also bring our services to clients. We’re everywhere they are.
- Anywhere we can help generalize therapy skills to everyday life
While there are many great therapists throughout Northeast Ohio, what sets Therapy and Wellness Connection apart is our commitment to collaborative, interdisciplinary therapy and a wide range of support services, offered under a single banner with a strong emphasis on opportunities for real-world experiences that reach beyond the four walls of our clinic.
Therapy That Best Translates to Real-Life Results
Results-driven therapy requires real-world application because THAT is where clients must generalize those skills in order to thrive.
Our Brecksville clinic is modern, spacious and fully-equipped. It’s a convenient central location for many of our services.
But life isn’t lived cocooned inside a therapy clinic. It plays out in homes, grocery stores, classrooms, libraries, offices, restaurants and social gatherings. It’s on-the-job and aboard public transport. It’s waiting in lines, organizing schoolwork, coping with transitions, interpreting strangers’ non-verbal cues, taking turns, serving customers with courtesy, finding your way, identifying and heeding authority, knowing where to go for help, following directions, speaking clearly and managing all the millions of social mores many of us simply take for granted each day – especially when meeting new people or venturing into unfamiliar places.
Our Brecksville pediatric therapists work help each child forge their own independence and quality of life. To be successful, the skills we’re teaching need to be gelling to the daily situations they’re encountering. We’ve proven that generalization happens SO much faster when we bridge the gap from clinic to real-life.
Just as it is with learning a new language: Full immersion is the best teacher.
The People We Serve
The collaborative team at Therapy and Wellness Connection works children and young adults with disabilities, delays and challenges. Common conditions include:
- Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
- Cerebral Palsy
- Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
- Speech and Language Delays and Disorders
- Intellectual Disability
- Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
- Hearing Impairment
- Visual Impairment
- Anxiety Disorders
- Social Pragmatic Disorders
- Down Syndrome
- Traumatic Injuries
Each plan-of-care is comprehensive, individualized and regularly reevaluated. We aren’t just treating a diagnosis or list of symptoms. We’re treating the whole person.
Therapists aren’t limited to treating these conditions, and clients need not have severe deficits – or even a formal diagnosis – to take advantage of our services. Some might need just a few short months of targeted therapy. Others require a more intensive therapy schedule throughout their early years and beyond to thrive.
If you aren’t certain whether your child qualifies for therapy, we do offer free initial screenings to help identify whether services may be beneficial and medically necessary. From there, we can guide you through the process of requesting a formal evaluation (requiring physician referral) and insurance approval. (Initial screenings aren’t necessary if you already have a doctor’s referral.) We accept most insurance plans, well as competitive self-pay options, The Autism Scholarship and the Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship.
Because Therapy and Wellness Connection is committed to treating “the whole person,” we offer long-term services and supports that don’t cut off arbitrarily once a client reaches adulthood.
Full Scope, Single-Stop Therapy Services in Northeast Ohio
Therapy and support services provided include:
Unlocking Potential: Our Patients, Our People, Our Passion
We aim to spark kids’ imagination and creativity, inspire confidence, foster appropriate social interactions, build lasting relationships and prepare every client for the challenges of everyday life.
We’re constantly evaluating and expanding the list of Therapy and Wellness Connection programs and services. Check in anytime with therapists or office staff to inquire about recent additions.
The Value of Early Intervention
Early intervention therapy is critical for children with special needs, delays and disorders. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends screening of all children 18-to-24-months for potential red flags, in the hopes at-risk youth can start early intervention therapy as soon as possible. Child development experts agree children with disabilities, delays and learning impairments have the best long-term outcomes when they receive therapy from a young age.
In these cases, doctors and therapists will recommend a combination of several habilitative therapies and services (those designed to assist in acquiring, improving and retaining functional skills, rather than regaining those lost).
If your child has been receiving SP, OT, PT and/or ABA at another therapy center for an extended time without notable progress, it may be worth exploring a new approach. Parents have come to us from elsewhere after years of stagnation, relieved to discover we are “the missing piece” that made it all come together for their child.
All speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, ABA therapists, physical therapists, assistants and technicians at Therapy and Wellness Connection meet state and federal requirements for
- Background checks
Most have years of experience in direct-patient care, often with children. Each has proven their commitment to helping children and young adults clear their biggest hurdles.
Everyone on the clinical therapy team brings their own unique strengths and valuable experience. We’ll work to pair you with the professionals best-equipped to provide your child with the most effective treatment. Because of our collaborative therapy model, if ever issues arise, you’ll have the benefit of a whole team ready to spring into action, formulate a rapid responses and map out long-term solutions.
Never be afraid to speak up, get involved or asked questions! Parents are among our greatest assets at Therapy and Wellness Connection. YOU know your child best! We invite parents to attend therapy sessions, field trips and any other aspect of our therapy services in which they have interest or questions.
At Therapy and Wellness Connection, we see people, not impediments. We’re honored by those who have chosen us to help connect them to a life without limitations.