Therapy and Wellness Connection is YOUR connection to a life without limitations.

Custom Therapy & Education Services 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.

Physical therapist assisting little boy sitting on gym ball during rehabilitation in children hospital

We offer therapy & educational services wherever our clients need it most. Summer campers venture out on fun recreational outings. Vocational skill instruction takes place in schools at job fairs and on worksites. So while speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy and ABA therapy services are provided daily in-clinic, we also bring our services to clients.

  • Homes
  • Schools
  • Daycares
  • 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.

Methods We Use in Therapy Include

  • Developmental Theory
  • Social Thinking Curriculum
  • Zones of Regulation
  • SuperFlex Curriculum
  • Holistic Theory, a theory that stresses the importance of looking at the whole child during therapy
  • SCERTS® Model
  • DIRFloortime®
  • The Play Project
  • Gestalt Cycle of Experience Theory
  • Information Processing Sensory Integration Theory
  • Metacognitive Theory
  • Positive Behavioral Supports
  • Social Pragmatic Theory – a theory in which social interaction is believed to be essential for language development
  • Theories of The Explosive Child by Ross Greene, Ph.D.
  • Talk Tools training

Therapy and Wellness Connection's Brecksville clinic is modern, spacious and fully-equipped. It’s a convenient, central location for many of our services, especially for kids who receive multiple therapies.

But life isn’t lived cocooned inside a therapy clinic. It plays out in home, at school and in the community. Just as it is with learning a new language: Full immersion is the best teacher. We offer therapy wherever it's most helpful.

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)
  • Down Syndrome
  • Speech delay
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
  • Speech and Language Delays and Disorders
  • Global developmental delay
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Visual Impairment
  • Dyslexia
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Social Pragmatic Disorders
  • Traumatic Injuries

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.

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.

Each plan-of-care is comprehensive, individualized and regularly reevaluated. We aren’t just treating a diagnosis. We’re treating the whole person.

We offer free initial screenings - including ADOS testing - to identify whether services are necessary. From there, you may need a physician referral and insurance approval.

We accept most insurance plans. These include: Aetna, Anthem, Medical Mutual, Tricare, Optum, Summa, Medicaid, UH Community Plan, Mutual Health Services , Rehab Provider Network, Golden Rule, Care First Administrators, Care Source, UMR, Cigna, GEHA, Buckeye Health Plan and Children with Medical Handicaps Program. We also offer competitive self-pay options and accept The Autism Scholarship and the Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship.

Full Scope, Single-Stop Therapy Services in Northeast Ohio

Therapy and support services provided include:

One-on-One & Group Therapies at our Brecksville Clinic.

Therapy and Wellness Connection has a clean, spacious, fully-equipped clinic in Brecksville. It features four private therapy rooms, an open gym (balance beams, swings, trampolines, exercise balls, yoga area, etc.), a calming sensory room (soft lights, limited sound, comfortable seating, etc.), a stimulating sensory room (fiberoptic lights, bubbles, swings, crash pads, tunnels, etc.), a pretend play area, a kitchen, craft area and just about every puzzle, book and game you can imagine. Our clinic is hands-down the top choice for pediatric therapy in Northeast Ohio.

Tutoring.

Tutoring services are for children with disabilities who struggle academically in a certain subject or skill. Our tutors work with children of all ages and abilities, each with Wilson Language Training, backgrounds in education of children with disabilities and overseen by an intervention specialist. The most common tutoring courses are for reading, handwriting and mathematics.

Real world outings & recreation.

We want to give every client the opportunity to carry over their skills, learn, move, explore, take in the fresh air, interact – and of course have fun! Recreational field trips and other outings can often provide a host of teachable moments, and we seize on those when we can - in therapy, school, group classes and sessions and at Thrive Summer Camp.

Alternative Therapies.

We connect adult and pediatric clients with opportunities for exploration and growth with art therapy, music therapy, equine therapy, dance classes, geocaching/exploring the Cleveland Metroparks and more.

Vocational skills training.

We provide vocational skills training programs to help prepare adolescents and young adults for independence during job training, job searches, interviews and more. We partner with local schools, such as Baldwin Wallace University, and local employers to help clients secure entry-level positions aligned with their capabilities. We also assist employers in facilitating accommodations to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as well as establishing expectations and efficient strategies to ensure the arrangement works for everyone. Some vocational lessons take place at our clinic, but most involve hands-on interaction at job fairs, interviews and job sites.

Therapy Groups.

Our therapy groups offer chances for social interaction and friendship-building by targeting specific developmental skillsets. Therapy groups include Say-n-Play and Language & Literacy, led by speech-language pathologists, as well the OT group, led by occupational therapists. Therapy groups are an additional opportunity for children to acquire additional practice and application of skills learned in speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy and ABA therapy.

Homeschooling.

No student is unteachable. We offer therapeutic, individualized education services for children whose academic needs may not fit the mold of a typical public education. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, students are taught by a qualified teacher using a curriculum that meets all required state standards yet is modified to teach the way THEY learn. Much of it is project-based learning, with supplemental day programs and extracurricular activities, such as karate and music lessons.

Thrive Summer Camp.

Thrive Summer Camp is all about outdoor fun, exploration and inclusion. It's therapist-led and welcomes kids of ages and abilities. Weekly themes may include: Sports, engineering, inventors, space, water, music and art. We incorporate special field trips at places like zoos, science centers, museums, botanical gardens, forms, sporting venues and more. Two therapists (SPLs, OTs, PTs, RBTs/ABA therapists) are always present, along with additional support staff and vetted volunteers, ensuring a high adult-to-child ratio. Before and after care is available.

Parent Support Services.

Children with disabilities don’t exist in a bubble. We offer parent training after each session to empower them to continue tackling those areas of top concerns. Upon request, we can also connect them with peer support groups and individual counseling. We recognize that if your own self-care falls by the wayside, you won’t be as effective in helping your child. We need you healthy because YOU are an integral member of your child's therapy team. We extend every possible service, resource and support we can to ensure you, your child and your whole family is thriving.

Teletherapy.

We offer teletherapy services for children and young adults in the fields of speech, occupational, physical & ABA therapy, as well as online schooling and tutoring and virtual functional fitness. 

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.

Akron summer camp

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.

Our People

All speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, ABA therapists, physical therapists, assistants and technicians at Therapy and Wellness Connection meet state and federal requirements for

  • Education
  • Board-licensing/certification
  • 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.