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Let’s ALL Play: Benefits of Inclusive Brecksville Summer Camp for Kids

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | April 19, 2021

Ohio kids eagerly look forward to summer camp every year. It’s a unique opportunity to enjoy beautiful weather, make new friends and mentors, see cool places, learn new skills and leave with a treasure trove of memories. This year, emerging…

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Cleveland Speech Therapy Tips on Teaching Vowel Sounds

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | April 19, 2021

There are only five vowel letters in the English alphabet (six if you count y) but more than 20 vowel sounds we use in everyday speech. Vowels are critical to language, and are among the first babbled by babies when…

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OTR vs. COTA: Choosing the Best Akron Occupational Therapist for Your Child

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | April 18, 2021

April is Occupational Therapy Month. Children who need the assistance of an  Akron occupational therapist may be diagnosed with any number of conditions, from down syndrome to autism spectrum disorder to traumatic injury. The goal of a pediatric occupational therapist…

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Pediatric Speech Therapy: Why Parent Involvement is Key

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | April 5, 2021

They say it takes a village to raise a child. The same principle applies when it comes to pediatric speech therapy. Our Akron speech therapists are committed to working with your child through thick and thin, and we won’t give…

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Thrive & TWC 2021 Summer Camp Registration Now Open

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | March 15, 2021

  Registration for Thrive & TWC Summer Camp 2021 is now officially open! Our camp is therapist-led with a high staff-to-camper ratio, and kids of all ages & abilities are welcome! New themes and field trips are scheduled for each…

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How a Cleveland Speech Therapist Can Help Your Child With Dyslexia

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | February 15, 2021

An estimated 20 percent of Americans are affected by dyslexia, which represents 80-90 percent of all learning disabilities, according to The Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity. It’s a wonder that we’ve only just begun to make the research progress…

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Akron Occupational Therapists Explain How Exercise Boosts Kids’ Concentration

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | February 15, 2021

Attention is a necessary component for children’s development and academic success. But helping kids maintain attention and focus has undoubtedly gotten tougher in recent years. We’re confronted with increased screen time, compelling animations and other constant distractions. It’s especially tough…

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Cleveland ABA Therapy Insight: Helping Your Child Wear a Face Mask

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | February 13, 2021

Wearing a mask has become required in many stores, restaurants, public event sites and schools. But complying with these mandates can be very difficult for children with disabilities and/or sensory processing needs. But our Cleveland ABA therapy team knows that…

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How We Modify Akron Speech Therapy for Kids With Multiple Disabilities

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | February 2, 2021

When it comes to speech therapy, our team carefully maps out a plan of care that is specific to each individual. Kids with multiple disabilities are going to need extra consideration and planning. Many of our patients not only struggle…

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Sensory Meltdown vs. Tantrum: What’s the Difference? Akron OT Explains

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | January 20, 2021

Lots of people think the terms meltdown and tantrum are interchangeable. It’s true they look very much the same when a child is in the midst of one, but the reasons behind them – and how you respond to each…