Akron physical therapists

Fun Holiday Gross Motor Skills Activities from our Akron Physical Therapists!

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | December 18, 2020

Looking for some ways to warm up and help your littles work out those wiggles? Our Akron physical therapists have lots fun holiday activities that incorporate gross motor skills development. For those who may be unfamiliar, gross motor skills are…

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ABA Therapy Insight: Differential Reinforcement, Explained

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | December 15, 2020

Differential reinforcement is a technique use by our Akron ABA therapy team to reinforce the behavior we want to see while not reinforcing the behavior we want to extinguish. It works well for children on the autism spectrum when applied…

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What to Look for in a Cleveland Pediatric Occupational Therapist

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | December 12, 2020

Pediatric occupational therapy is a broad discipline focused on helping children gain independence while also strengthening development of sensory motor skills, fine motor skills and visual skills needed to help kids function, socialize and participate in daily life. Most professionals…

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Speech Therapy Top Picks: Low-Tech Gifts for Language Learning

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | December 9, 2020

Our Brecksville speech therapy team at Therapy & Wellness Connection understands that more screen time among children is practically an inevitable pandemic reality. Parents are overwhelmed with juggling work, childcare and other responsibilities. But if you’re shopping for families of young…

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Akron ABA Therapy Tips on Planning for Tough Transitions

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | November 28, 2020

Let’s face it: Change is hard for all of us sometimes. But transitions from one thing to the next can be especially challenging for children with conditions like autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, ODD and others. Our Akron ABA therapy team…

infant physical therapy

Infant Physical Therapy: What You Need to Know

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | November 16, 2020

Infant physical therapy can be one of the best forms of habilitative and rehabilitative treatment for babies who are delayed, disabled or who have suffered a birth injury or genetic condition. For our smallest patients, physical therapy is typically going…

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Finding the Best Speech Therapy Apps for Kids

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | November 10, 2020

There is no denying our kids are growing up in uniquely digital age. Our patients at Therapy & Wellness Connection often amaze us with how tech-savvy they are! It’s important as speech therapists and parents that we aren’t just giving…

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Music as an Occupational Therapy Tool for Building Social Skills

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | November 2, 2020

Social skills don’t come easily to many kids with disabilities and delays. But music is a language we can all speak! Music literally moves us and brings people together. It’s uniquely its own kind of therapy, and we love using…

Cleveland speech therapists' fall book picks

Our Speech Therapists’ Top 5 Fall-Themed Book Picks!

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | October 17, 2020

Fall is in full swing here in Northeast Ohio, and our Cleveland speech therapists love to tie relevant themes into our sessions to help the lessons stick. Right now, that’s everything autumn: Colorful leaves, crisp air and pumpkins! Seasonal books…

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Best Occupational Therapy Board Games for Kids

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | October 15, 2020

Kids love board games. (So do a lot of grownups!) They’re a great way for kids to challenge their mind, practice turn-taking and test out their math skills. We use them a lot in our Northeast Ohio occupational therapy clinic…