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Virtual Learning, Therapies Continue at Therapy and Wellness Connection

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | May 1, 2020

With Ohio schools closed for the remainder of the school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Therapy and Wellness Connection has continued to provide therapy and virtual learning to children with special needs and learning disabilities in the Cleveland metro…

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Receptive Language Problems a Top Cause of Late-Talking Toddlers, Speech Therapists Say

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | March 28, 2020

All kids develop speech and language skills at their own pace. The fact that your child’s speech and communication skills don’t fall within the exact window as a textbook definition doesn’t necessarily mean you need to be alarmed. Still, speech…

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Teletherapy Now Available From Therapy and Wellness Connection

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | March 17, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, most pediatric therapy centers in Northeast Ohio and throughout the country are closing their doors to limit the spread of infection. Therapy and Wellness Connection in Brecksville has decided to do the same –…

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Akron Pediatric Occupational Therapy Tip: Boost Kids’ Academics With Exercise

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | March 14, 2020

Children of all abilities all over the globe aren’t getting enough exercise. The problem is even greater for children with special needs, who by some research estimates get just 17 minutes of physical activity in school – a day. As…

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Therapy & Wellness Connection Response to COVID-19

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | March 13, 2020

UPDATE (March 17, 2020): Our offices are now closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and will remain so until it is safe for our clients, families and therapists to do so. We have launched a Teletherapy Department, which allows…

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ABA Therapists Use “Extinction” to Reduce Interfering Behavior

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | March 11, 2020

The term “extinction” automatically conjures up mental images of long-gone dinosaurs and dodos. But our Cleveland ABA therapists are familiar with it for another reason. It’s a procedure we frequently use to reduce interfering behaviors for children on the autism…

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How Long Will My Child Need Speech Therapy?

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | March 6, 2020

Often when speech and language therapy is recommended for a child, one of the first questions parents have is, “For how long will my child need speech therapy?” As much as our Cleveland speech-language pathologists (SLPs) would love to give…

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Choosing a Summer Camp for Children With Special Needs

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | February 22, 2020

With spring fast-approaching, summer camp registrations are opening and many parents are deciding whether – and where – to send their children during the three-month break. Most share the typical concerns such as cost, commute, class size and quality of…

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Study: Language Delays and Temper Tantrums Linked

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | February 19, 2020

Many parents, speech therapists and child development experts have long suspected a correlation between language delays and temper tantrums in young children. Now, a recent study by researchers at Northwestern University supports this. They found that late talkers are twice…

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How Occupational Therapy Can Help Treat Children With Sleep Problems

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | February 15, 2020

If your child isn’t sleeping well, it impacts not only their daytime functioning, but that of the family at-large. Children with special needs are at increased risk for sleep disorders and sleep disturbances, which can have a major impact on…