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Speech Therapy for a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Introduction:In order to improve communication and language skills in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), speech therapy is an excellent option.  What might a child with ASD need Speech Therapy for? Communication is often difficult for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). In…

Categories: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Autism Therapy, Child Development, Sensory Issues, Speech Exercises, Speech Impediment, Speech Therapy, Stuttering, The Therapy Place, Therapy Place NJ


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


Benefits of Therapy in a School Setting vs. in a Clinic

Pediatric Occupational, and Speech therapies have more advantages than disadvantages. One important factor to consider when choosing the best therapy for your child, in order to maximize its advantages, is the environment in which the therapy is delivered. The Benefits…

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Occupational Therapy Developmental Milestones Ages 2-7

For growing children, reaching developmental milestones that are appropriate to their age is critical. While every child develops at their own rate, staying on track with general developmental milestones is important to make sure they do not fall behind or…

Categories: Behavior Therapy, Child Development, Early Intervention, Environment, Health Basics, Lifestyle, Occupational Therapy, Sensory Issues, Therapy Place NJ


How can occupational therapy help a child with learning disabilities?

How can occupational therapy help a child with learning disabilities? Communication and social interaction are often challenging for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other learning disabilities. Through Occupational Therapy (OT), these challenges can be addressed.  Discover how Occupational…

Categories: Autism Therapy, Child Development, Early Intervention, Occupational Therapy, The Therapy Place


What kind of therapy does my autistic child need?

If your child has been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), it is normal to be overwhelmed. This diagnosis can take time to understand and work through for you and your child. As you research supportive measures for your child,…

Categories: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Autism Therapy, Child Development, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, The Therapy Place, Uncategorized


How is Occupational Therapy used in school?

Within each classroom in a school environment, there is usually a range of children with mixed abilities. Some children may need extra help in certain areas, some may have disorders and others may need guidance in developing new skills. Occupational…

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How Can Occupational Therapy Be Used With Autism

Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) have a unique way of looking at the world and processing information. They can be passionate about their interests and creative thinkers. However, many children with ASD experience challenges with being independent, managing their…

Categories: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Autism Therapy, Occupational Therapy


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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Guide to Floortime Therapy

Many parents, caregivers, and teachers wonder how to support a child with special needs, especially if the child has a complex diagnosis such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). One of the increasingly popular methods used is Floortime therapy. The goal…

Categories: Autism Therapy, Behavior Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Therapy Place NJ, Therapy Thoughts