Therapy & Wellness Connection Response to COVID-19

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | March 13, 2020

UPDATE (March 17, 2020): Our offices are now closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and will remain so until it is safe for our clients, families and therapists to do so. We have launched a Teletherapy Department, which allows…

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ABA Therapists Use “Extinction” to Reduce Interfering Behavior

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | March 11, 2020

The term “extinction” automatically conjures up mental images of long-gone dinosaurs and dodos. But our Cleveland ABA therapists are familiar with it for another reason. It’s a procedure we frequently use to reduce interfering behaviors for children on the autism…

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How Long Will My Child Need Speech Therapy?

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | March 6, 2020

Often when speech and language therapy is recommended for a child, one of the first questions parents have is, “For how long will my child need speech therapy?” As much as our Cleveland speech-language pathologists (SLPs) would love to give…

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Choosing a Summer Camp for Children With Special Needs

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | February 22, 2020

With spring fast-approaching, summer camp registrations are opening and many parents are deciding whether – and where – to send their children during the three-month break. Most share the typical concerns such as cost, commute, class size and quality of…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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’…