by Daniela January 9, 2023
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…
by Meredith Chandler April 29, 2022
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…
by Leah Gross March 25, 2022
By: Leah Gross March 31st is National Crayon Day, so I wanted to highlight some of our favorite ways to use crayons at The Therapy Place. Aside from the typical ways children use crayons to color and write, they are…
by Nina Chesno February 27, 2022
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.
by Nina Chesno February 20, 2022
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.
by Blair Gorenberg February 16, 2022
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.
by Blair Gorenberg February 10, 2022
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.
by Shevy Balsam February 8, 2022
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.