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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…

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Akron ADHD Occupational Therapy Aids Attention, Eases Anxiety, Improves Behavior

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | September 22, 2019

If your child is diagnosed with ADHD, regardless of whether it’s co-occurring with other conditions, occupational therapy has been proven to help in a number of ways. Our Akron ADHD occupational therapy helps children develop the skills necessary to complete…

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Top 10 Causes of Child Speech Delays and Language Problems

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | September 15, 2019

Government data shows roughly 1 in 12 U.S. children between the ages of 3 and 17 have a disorder related to speech, language, swallowing or voice. Some child speech delays and language problems are associated with congenital conditions like Down…

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How Much ABA Therapy Does a Child With Autism Really Need?

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | September 6, 2019

It’s been more than 30 years since the so-called “1987 Study” by psychologists determined the optimal “dose” for behavior therapy for children with autism was 40 hours a week. Applied behavioral analysis (ABA) on that kind of intensive schedule had…

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NEW: Functional Fitness Class by Brecksville Occupational Therapist

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | July 25, 2019

The latest class offered at Therapy & Wellness Connection is a functional fitness class by a certified occupational therapist. So many wonderful benefits to this great course – sign up today!

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Should We Provide Akron Autism Treatment Before a Diagnosis?

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | July 21, 2019

Early intervention has proven key to long-term success for infants and toddlers with disabilities. Decades of rigorous study have shown that the earlier speech, occupational, physical and ABA therapists intervene, the greater the odds of significant reductions in delays and…

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Ask an Akron Speech Therapist: Does My Child’s Lisp Need Treatment?

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | June 20, 2019

Many adults are charmed by a young child’s lisp, finding it adorable when they mispronounce their s’s and z’s. If you ask an Akron speech therapist, most kids do outgrow these miscommunications. However, there may come a time when a…

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Cleveland OT Talk: “Why Would My Child Need Occupational Therapy?”

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | June 19, 2019

When a child is referred for Cleveland OT (occupational therapy) services, parents are sometimes a bit bewildered. “Why would a child need to learn an occupation?” With other types of pediatric therapy, the name sort of says it all, right?…

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Should I Take My Child to a Brecksville Speech Therapist?

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | June 9, 2019

As a long-time Brecksville speech therapist (and mother) I know well the fact that children develop at different paces and in different ways. This is especially true when it comes to speech and language. Because let’s be honest: Learning a…

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Akron ABA Therapy Begins With ADOS Testing

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | June 2, 2019

If you are concerned your child might be on the autism spectrum, you are right to seek answers as soon as possible. That’s because while there is no cure for autism, the most effective treatment with the best long-term outcomes…