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Is My Child Neuro-Divergent?

Introduction: A 5-year old boy with no medical diagnoses enters kindergarten for the first time. Within the first couple of weeks, the teacher notices that he functions a little differently than his peers. He dislikes going out for recess, avoids…

Categories: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Autism Therapy, Child Development, Occupational and Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Sensory Issues, The Therapy Place

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…

Categories: Occupational Therapy, The Therapy Place, Therapy Place NJ, Therapy Thoughts

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.

Categories: Behavior Therapy, Child Development, Early Intervention, Therapy Place NJ

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.

Categories: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Autism Therapy, Behavior Therapy, Therapy Place NJ

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.

Categories: Early Intervention, Speech Therapy, Therapy Place NJ

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.

Categories: Down Syndrome, Speech Therapy, Therapy Place NJ