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Deaf Children Still Need Speech Therapy – Even With Cochlear Implants

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | September 3, 2020

Hearing loss can profoundly impact a child’s development of speech, language and social skills. The sooner a child who is hard-of-hearing or deaf begins receiving services, the more likely they are to reach their maximum potential. Speech therapy is one…

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What is a Parent’s Role in Akron ABA Therapy?

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | August 7, 2020

ABA therapy, short for “applied behavior analysis” and sometimes referred to as “behavior therapy” is considered the gold standard when it comes to treatment of autism and some other conditions. Among the most common questions our Akron ABA therapy providers…

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When Should My Child be Self-Feeding? Akron OT Dishes on Mealtime Milestones

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | August 5, 2020

“My 1-year-old shows zero interest in feeding himself. Is that normal?” “My toddler spills so much cereal every time she tries to feed it to herself. Cleanup is a nightmare.” “My 5-year-old hates using a fork so much, he tosses…

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Why is Handwriting So Hard? A Cleveland Occupational Therapist Explains.

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | August 4, 2020

Learning how to write is one of the most vital skills a child learns early on in their education. As a Cleveland occupational therapist can explain, the skills needed to be successful in this task actually start much sooner than…

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Receptive Language Delays: The No. 1 Overlooked Problem in Late Talkers

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | August 3, 2020

If you have asked yourself whether your child is a”late talker” or if there’s some larger underlying issue, it’s important to understand that a delay in speech may only be one part of the problem. From the point of view…

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Speech Therapy Tips for Teaching that Tricky “R” Sound

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | July 28, 2020

Arrrgghh – those “R’s” can be so tricky! When it’s pronounced correctly, it goes virtually unnoticed. However, when it’s misarticulated, it’s usually pretty obvious. Some think it’s “cute” when little kids do it, but if it persists, it can detract…

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Ohio Virtual School, Homeschool, Tutoring Options at Therapy & Wellness Connection

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | July 24, 2020

It’s nearing the end of July, COVID-19 cases are climbing in 39 states and the plan to reopen schools varies wildly from one state – one district – to another. At Therapy & Wellness Connection, we want to make sure…

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ABA Therapists Talk the Power of Positive Reinforcement

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | July 22, 2020

One of the most effective strategies our Akron ABA therapists utilize in therapy is positive reinforcement. If you think about it, most of us respond well to this. We do things all the time in our everyday lives, anticipating the…

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What is Motor Planning? Cleveland Occupational Therapists Explain

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | July 15, 2020

Most people are familiar with the terms fine motor skills and gross motor skills. Fewer understand what motor planning is – or more importantly, why it matters. As our Cleveland occupational therapists can explain, motor planning is a skill that…

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Identifying Speech Delays in Twins, Triplets and Other Multiples

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | July 7, 2020

Numerous studies have established that twins, triplets and other sets of multiples have a higher likelihood of speech delays. (It’s also more common in identical twins and multiples than in fraternal.) Speech and language delays are characterized as a child…