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Music as an Occupational Therapy Tool for Building Social Skills

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | November 2, 2020

Social skills don’t come easily to many kids with disabilities and delays. But music is a language we can all speak! Music literally moves us and brings people together. It’s uniquely its own kind of therapy, and we love using…

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Our Speech Therapists’ Top 5 Fall-Themed Book Picks!

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | October 17, 2020

Fall is in full swing here in Northeast Ohio, and our Cleveland speech therapists love to tie relevant themes into our sessions to help the lessons stick. Right now, that’s everything autumn: Colorful leaves, crisp air and pumpkins! Seasonal books…

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Best Occupational Therapy Board Games for Kids

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | October 15, 2020

Kids love board games. (So do a lot of grownups!) They’re a great way for kids to challenge their mind, practice turn-taking and test out their math skills. We use them a lot in our Northeast Ohio occupational therapy clinic…

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Why Down Syndrome Awareness Month is Important

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | October 10, 2020

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month – a fact that sometimes has people asking, “Who ISN’T aware of Down syndrome?” It’s true that Down syndrome is far and away the most common condition involving chromosomes. It occurs in about 1…

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How Speech Therapy Can Help Kids With Cerebral Palsy

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | October 2, 2020

Speech disorders are fairly common with children diagnosed with cerebral palsy. One study published by Swedish researchers indicated more than half of all kids cerebral palsy have some type of speech problem. Speech therapy can be integral in helping them…

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Ohio Speech Teletherapy Effective for Treating Stutter in Children

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | September 5, 2020

Stuttering affects more than 3 million Americans, with about 5 percent of all children enduring a period of stuttering that lasts six months or more. As our Ohio speech teletherapy team can explain, about 75 percent of those will recover…

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Study: Autism Diagnosed Later in Black Children

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | September 5, 2020

It’s well-established that racial disparity exists in numerous aspects of U.S. healthcare, with higher rates of illness and infirmity and lower rates of insurance coverage and quality care. Now, our Cleveland ABA therapists have learned of a new study published…

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Value of Occupational Therapy for Kids Highlighted During the Pandemic

By Therapy & Wellness Connection | September 5, 2020

Occupational therapy helps children when they have difficulties in day-to-day activities in their home, school and community. It’s a very broad discipline, and many parents who come to Therapy & Wellness Connection have never really heard of it or understand…

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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…