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Does My Child Need Occupational Therapy?

Like any other attentive parent, do you ever find yourself in a position where you feel overly concerned about your child’s development? Furthermore, do you find yourself comparing your child to others their age and think, Something just doesn’t look…

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Children’s Early Developmental Stages

Parents are often concerned about whether their child is developing at the expected rate. As parents, you know your child best, and if you are concerned that your baby or toddler’s milestones are delayed, we recommend that you consult your pediatrician, who will perform a developmental screening test. This will better inform you regarding your child’s difficulties. If necessary, the pediatrician will refer you for early intervention to a speech, occupational or physical therapist.

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Behavioral Therapy For Kids With Autism

Autism Behavior therapy is a specialized type of therapy, that identifies and helps children with autism, or autism spectrum disorders (ASD), to change their inappropriate behaviors. These behaviors affect their ability to function at home, at school, and in situations requiring interaction with other children or adults.

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Advantages of Speech Therapy

There’s a common misconception that speech therapy is only meant for kids who can’t say words with “r.” While issues producing sounds can definitely be addressed, speech therapists are trained to work with children and adults who struggle with so many other concerns, such as a limited vocabulary, following directions, reading and writing, organization, and critical thinking.

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Early Intervention in Speech Therapy

Childhood is an exciting time full of changes and growth. Though there are norms that children typically follow throughout their development, meeting speech and language milestones may look different for your child. When your child isn’t following the “normal” flow of development, speech therapists are here to help! Whether your child struggles with eye contact, following directions, talking, or speech that is difficult to understand, it is never too early to seek intervention from a speech therapist. Here are some questions to help guide you through the early intervention process.

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Speech Therapy & Kids With Down Syndrome

A diagnosis of Down syndrome comes along with seemingly infinite questions about what the future will bring. How different will this child be compared to his/her peers? Do all individuals with Down syndrome struggle to communicate? Can speech therapy help? Where does one begin?? While each child with Down syndrome is unique in their own life journey, there is some clarity as to what one may expect when it comes to speech and language development.

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Occupational Therapy & Sensory Issues

The Occupational Therapists at The Therapy Place specialize in treating children who present with sensory issues which may occur concomitantly with learning or language disorders. Young children cannot express themselves or don’t understand what is bothering them, get frustrated and parents become anxious not knowing why they are crying. Learning more about why they’re upset in the first place allows parents to work with them and communicate with them more effectively.

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Speech Therapy for Stuttering

Everyone experiences disfluencies while speaking, which include pauses, disruptions, and repetitions of words. However, there is a fine line between a “normal” amount of disfluencies and an excessive and persistent presence of disfluencies, otherwise known as stuttering. Stuttering presents as a frequent disruption of the forward flow of speech.

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