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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…

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Occupational Therapy vs. Physical Therapy: What’s the Difference?

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | July 3, 2021

Both occupational therapy and physical therapy practitioners are committed to improving lives. But often when parents come to us for services, in some cases recommended for both types of therapy, they aren’t all that clear on the unique role each…

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How Our Brecksville Speech Therapy Helps Children With Autism

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | July 1, 2021

When your child is diagnosed with autism, Brecksville speech therapy can make a huge difference in their ability to communicate, understand what’s being communicated with them and more fully participate in the world around them. Speech-language pathologists are professionals who…

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Brecksville ABA Therapist Insight: Autism and Self-Injurious Behavior

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | June 21, 2021

Self-injury isn’t a symptom of autism, strictly speaking. However, as a Brecksville ABA therapist can tell you, it’s certainly a common issue for many families of children on the spectrum. We’re familiar with the fact that certain symptoms, comorbidities and…

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When Your Child Can’t Write His Name Yet: Tips From an Akron Occupational Therapist

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | June 18, 2021

Even though we live in a world where it seems everything these days is typed, mastering legible handwriting is still an important life skill – starting first and foremost with one’s name. If your child has reached the age of…