The Galvin Therapy Blog

Author: Kara Brogan

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Backpack Strategies for Parents and Students

Lose the Pain and Poor Posture Aching backs and shoulders? Tingling arms? Weakened muscles? Stooped posture? Does your child have these symptoms after wearing a …

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The Holiday Season is Upon Us!

The most wonderful time of the year can be challenging for children due to school breaks, holiday festivities, family events, and the many changes in …

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What to Do When Your Child Doesn’t Qualify for an IEP

At the request of parents and teachers, students in schools will be evaluated by the school psychologist, occupational therapist, speech-language pathologist, and/or physical therapist to …

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Planning to Learn

If you plan to learn, learn to plan! We have all heard this before, but it’s easier than it sounds. What if you do not …

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Picky Eaters versus Problem Feeders: When to Seek an Evaluation

Picky eating is a hot topic in the news and on social media. From the Huffington Post to the BBC, it is a current affair. …

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Why Summer Shouldn’t Just Be Vacation Time

While summer vacation is always looked forward to by students, parents, and teachers, a growing body of research indicates that students lose some of the …

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Film with Parent Interviews

See how amazing our therapy is! Meet some parents of some of our children and see what they have to say.

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Evaluation Processes

The Evaluation Process Are you curious about what an evaluation includes?  Do you want to prepare yourself or your child for your first appointment?  Here …

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Balancing: Bike Riding Basics

Learning to Balance with Karen Porter At the Galvin Therapy Center, we strive to create independence in our children by teaching a variety of activities. For …

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The Parent Connection

Two Groups of Amazing People: Our Children and Their Parents Often, while waiting for a family to arrive, I find myself looking at the video …

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Teaching Children to Think

Teaching Children to Think One of the greatest gifts we can give our children is to help them learn how to solve problems. Sometimes, in …

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Scott’s Motor Planning Mountain

Improving Motor Skills and Coordination. We built a mountain to help Scott improve his motor skills and coordination.

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Early Start Autism Program Classroom Photos Before 2015

Some photos from previous years of the Galvin Therapy Center Early Start Autism Program.

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How Family Influenced My Occupational Therapy Career

I have always known that I have wanted to work with children, from the time when I was young and would play with my cousins …

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Falling Safely: Bike Riding Basics

Learning How to Fall Safely with Karen Porter At the Galvin Therapy Center, we implement many therapy methods to help children become more independent. Our …

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Making a Difference

The Best Job in the World: Speech-Language Pathologist I’m pretty sure I have the best job in the world. (According to NBCnews.com, it’s #10, but …

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Daring to Be Different

Speech-Language Pathology: The Galvin Therapy Center Approach It is safe to say that our speech-language pathologists (SLP) here at the Galvin Therapy Center are very …

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The Scenic Route to Becoming an Occupational Therapist

The Scenic Route to Becoming an Occupational Therapist What I love so much about working with kids is seeing the joy on the faces of …

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Working with Children

Working with Children: Invigorating, Challenging, Rewarding My Inspiration What inspires me? The parents who bring their adorable children to work with me week after week. …

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The Power of What You Do

You are Right Where You Belong  When you love what you do, it shines out of you in a way that is felt by the …

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