Akron speech therapists

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…

Akron ABA therapists

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’…

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…

ABA therapy

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,…

Cleveland speech therapy

“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,…

Akron physical therapy

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…

Akron ADHD occupational therapy

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…

Akron ABA therapy

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!