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How Our Brecksville ABA Therapists Teach Flexibility

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | September 17, 2021

Flexibility is the quality of bending without being easily broken. Our Brecksville ABA therapists know that for kids on the autism spectrum, being emotionally flexible is an incredibly difficult – but critical – skill for success. It’s not just kids…

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Does My Child Need Occupational Therapy?

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | September 15, 2021

If we’re doing it right, those peering into a pediatric occupational therapy session will think it just looks like, well, playing! But those glimpses can leave a lot of people confused about what exactly occupational therapy is and why it’s…

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How Can I Improve My Child’s Speech & Language Skills? Talk to Them – Early and Often!

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | September 10, 2021

Parents of our kids receiving Brecksville speech & language therapy sometimes ask for tips on how to boost their child’s vocabulary and communication skills. One of the best ways? Talk to your kids! A lot! Research has shown that kids…

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Brecksville Speech Therapy Insight: When Do Babies Learn Their Names?

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | September 2, 2021

A baby’s first-year milestones are often met with much anticipation and joy – including recognizing their own name. But what if it sees they don’t by the time they should? How much does it matter? When is it time to…

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Treating Kids With Down Syndrome on the Autism Spectrum

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | August 12, 2021

When a child has a dual diagnosis of Down syndrome and autism spectrum disorder, therapy and education approaches must be specially tailored to their needs and the way they learn. At Therapy & Wellness Connection, our speech therapists, occupational therapists,…

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ABA Therapists: Helping Your Child With Autism Transition Back-to-School

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | August 12, 2021

Summer vacation has FLOWN by far too fast this year! Soon, we’re going to start seeing those bright, yellow school buses rolling through our neighborhoods as the new school year begins. Our Brecksville ABA therapists know this has been a…

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Frustration Tolerance: How Our Brecksville Occupational Therapists Help Kids Manage Frustration

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | August 12, 2021

Frustration tolerance is the ability to successfully manage feelings of frustration. It’s a tough skill to master, and it’s something with which a lot of kids struggle. As our Cleveland occupational therapists can explain, having low frustration tolerance can make…

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Signs Your Child Should See a Speech Therapist in Brecksville

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | August 12, 2021

Kids will soon be back in school, and that means homework, class projects and tests. As the school year gains momentum, some parents may begin to notice their child is lagging a bit behind developmentally in terms of their speech,…

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Why Our Pediatric Brecksville Speech Therapists Use Crafts in Sessions

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | July 11, 2021

Our pediatric Brecksville speech therapists LOVE using crafts in sessions with kids. Our tables and desks are often packed with stickers and glitter and papery and clay and cotton balls. There’s a good reason for this: Crafts are an excellent…

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Study: Behavioral Regulation Difficulties Linked to Sleep Problems Among Kids With Autism

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | July 8, 2021

A new study found that difficulty sleeping – a common problem for children on the autism spectrum – is associated with behavioral regulation difficulties later in childhood. This longitudinal study drives home the importance of helping families address the sleep…