Akron occupational therapists

All I Want for Christmas is: Sensory Toys! See Akron Occupational Therapists’ Top Picks

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | December 5, 2019

If you love a child with autism, ADHD or any condition associated with sensory processing disorder, our Akron occupational therapists have some tips for sensory toy gifts this holiday season. Child development toys are beginning to dominate the toy industry…

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ABA Therapy Tips for Thanksgiving for Your Child on the Autism Spectrum

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | November 25, 2019

Those of us who work in the ABA therapy field with children on the autism spectrum know that holidays present some special challenges. Children on the spectrum tend to thrive on sameness and routine. Holidays – new food, new people,…

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“My Toddler Doesn’t Sit Still, Focus for His Cleveland Speech Therapy”

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | November 16, 2019

Occasionally parents are concerned when their toddlers don’t sit still and focus during their Cleveland speech therapy sessions. Sometimes, the concern extends to other settings too. They fear their child isn’t getting the most possible out of whatever the activity,…

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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…

child speech delays

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…

Brecksville Occupational Therapy Fitness Class

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…