ADHD occupational therapy

Can Occupational Therapy Help Kids With ADHD?

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | March 20, 2022

Historically, children with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) have been treated with medications like Ritalin, Adderall, and Dexadrine. But while these medications can be effective for some kids, they can also have significant adverse side effects. For many kids, occupational…

Cleveland speech therapists

Why Our Cleveland Speech Therapists LOVE Repetitive Picture Books for Kids

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | March 19, 2022

Any speech-language pathologist will tell you that pretty much all books are amazing tools for encouraging language development in your child. But when it comes to younger kids,  it’s the predictive, repetitive picture books that are best. This is especially…

speech therapists

Speech Therapists Encourage Parents to Read to Kids Early & Often

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | March 19, 2022

It’s International Read to Me Day! Our speech therapists know that reading to your kids early and often helps them make tremendous speech & language strides. The Cuyahoga County Library has TONS of great recommendations for amazing children’s books. Repetitive…

ABA Therapy

ABA Therapy Explainer: What’s a Functional Behavior Assessment?

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | March 9, 2022

When your child starts ABA therapy, there are a lot of vocabulary words and acronyms that seem to get thrown around, and it can take some type to truly get a grasp on it all. Functional Behavior Assessment, or FBA,…

Thrive Summer Camp 2022

Thrive Summer Camp 2022 Registration is Open!

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | February 18, 2022

Registration is now open for Thrive Summer Camp 2022, hosted by Therapy & Wellness Connection. Headquartered at our Brecksville pediatric therapy clinic, kids of all ages & abilities are welcome. Camp activities are therapist-led, meaning our speech, occupational, physical, and…

self regulation

How We Help Kids Learn Self-Regulation

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | February 14, 2022

Self-regulation is the ability to manage your own emotions and behavior in a way that matches the demands of a given situation. All of us have had trouble at some time or another checking our emotions when we feel heated…

sensory processing disorder

Does My Child Have Sensory Processing Disorder?

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | February 12, 2022

Sensory processing disorder is a condition that has gained increasing recognition in recent years, to some extent because it’s often diagnosed with comorbid conditions like autism spectrum disorder and ADHD. However, as our Brecksville occupational therapists can explain, it can…

Brecksville ABA therapists

Brecksville ABA Therapists Offer “Time-Out” Alternatives

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | February 6, 2022

As Brecksville ABA therapists, our focus is on the study of behavior. When it comes to children with autism and other conditions, the interest is not only on what the challenging behavior is, but what the motivation – or function…

speech-language development

Does Baby Talk Boost Speech-Language Development?

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | February 1, 2022

Over the years, there’s been some debate about whether “baby talk” helps or hinders speech-language development for infants and toddlers. Before our Brecksville speech-language pathologists weigh in, it’s important to note there is a key difference between “baby talk” and…

Brecksville speech therapy

Brecksville Speech Therapy Communication Boosters for Kids Under 5

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | January 14, 2022

Helping small children learn to communicate is something parents innately start virtually from the moment a child is born. But our Brecksville speech therapy team knows that fostering strong speech and language skills sometimes requires acting with a bit more…