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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…

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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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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…

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The Benefits of Using Private Occupational Therapy

Private occupational therapy is a great opportunity that can truly help your child thrive! While occupational therapists work in a wide range of settings, private practice or clinic-based occupational therapists can help children improve their independence with play, learning, and…

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Does Play Therapy Work For Autism?

Playtime gives us an abundance of knowledge about children and their developing skillsets. Children learn, through trial and error, how to get along with others and enhance their cognitive, motor, emotional, and social capacities via the use of meaningful, fun activities. What better way to assess, guide, and improve their abilities to communicate and problem-solve than to utilize play as a form of therapy?

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Speech Therapy for Childhood Apraxia of Speech

It’s difficult to understand the sequence of events that must occur in the body in order for just one sound to be produced. In the blink of an eye, the brain sends messages to tell the mouth exactly how to move. These messages allow for the muscle coordination necessary to produce sounds, words, and sentences. When there is a breakdown in communication between the brain and the mouth, a child may demonstrate unusual speech patterns or may not be able to talk at all. This breakdown is called Childhood Apraxia of Speech.

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Where To Find An Occupational Therapist

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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