Speech therapists

Study: Language Delays and Temper Tantrums Linked

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | February 19, 2020

Many parents, speech therapists and child development experts have long suspected a correlation between language delays and temper tantrums in young children. Now, a recent study by researchers at Northwestern University supports this. They found that late talkers are twice…

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How Occupational Therapy Can Help Treat Children With Sleep Problems

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | February 15, 2020

If your child isn’t sleeping well, it impacts not only their daytime functioning, but that of the family at-large. Children with special needs are at increased risk for sleep disorders and sleep disturbances, which can have a major impact on…

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Questions to Ask Your Child’s New Cleveland Speech Therapist

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | February 3, 2020

When you have a child with speech and communication deficits, it’s important to be a selective consumer of speech therapy services. As a parent, you are your child’s top advocate, and you’re an invaluable part of the “team” that will…

Cleveland occupational therapists

Tips for Eating Out From Our Cleveland Occupational Therapists

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | December 28, 2019

Dining at a restaurant – even as a once-in-a-while treat – is a life skill that our Cleveland occupational therapists are dedicated to helping our clients master. Eating out at a restaurant when you have a child with special needs…

Akron speech therapists

Transition Talk: How Speech Therapists Help Kids With Autism Move From One Thing to the Next

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | December 21, 2019

Humans are creatures of habit. Even if you’re a person who welcomes change, the fact is, it takes more effort than continuing on as you were. Our speech therapists understand that for a child, being asked to stop one thing…

Akron ABA therapists

ABA Therapists: Play-Based, Child-Led Therapy Most Effective in Motivating Kids’ Speech

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | December 13, 2019

One of the earliest clues that a child might have autism is a speech delay. As our Akron ABA therapists can explain, children with autism tend to be less socially motivated than their typically-developing peers, which is why many parents’…

Akron occupational therapists

All I Want for Christmas is: Sensory Toys! See Akron Occupational Therapists’ Top Picks

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | December 5, 2019

If you love a child with autism, ADHD or any condition associated with sensory processing disorder, our Akron occupational therapists have some tips for sensory toy gifts this holiday season. Child development toys are beginning to dominate the toy industry…

ABA therapy

ABA Therapy Tips for Thanksgiving for Your Child on the Autism Spectrum

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | November 25, 2019

Those of us who work in the ABA therapy field with children on the autism spectrum know that holidays present some special challenges. Children on the spectrum tend to thrive on sameness and routine. Holidays – new food, new people,…

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“My Toddler Doesn’t Sit Still, Focus for His Cleveland Speech Therapy”

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | November 16, 2019

Occasionally parents are concerned when their toddlers don’t sit still and focus during their Cleveland speech therapy sessions. Sometimes, the concern extends to other settings too. They fear their child isn’t getting the most possible out of whatever the activity,…

Akron physical therapy

5 Ways Our Akron Physical Therapy Helps Children With Down Syndrome

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | September 28, 2019

Down syndrome, sometimes called Trisomy 21, is one of the most common chromosomal genetic disorders, affecting approximately 1 in every 700 babies born in the U.S. Most experience developmental and physical delays, and often have several physical conditions that require…