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Autism and Speech-Language Therapy: a mother’s perspective

Tell me a little about your family/child.  Hi, My name is Katie. I am mom of two boys. Ben is going to be 7 and Max is …

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A Parenting Adventure: How speech-language therapy helped us

1. Tell me a little about your family/child. We are a family of 5 from the Youngstown area….Our kiddos are (almost) 7 year old triplets!  We …

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How Speech-Language Therapy Helped Our Family: a mother’s perspective

Tell me a little about your family/child. I have two children who attend Galvin Therapy: Ady, age 2, who has an expressive speech delay, and Ava, …

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OT and Sensory Processing: Positive outcomes for a preschooler

How did you start your journey with OT? My daughter had a speech and language delay, so she attended Solon Preschool on an IEP when …

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A Parent’s Perspective in Raising Neurodiverse Boys

Tell me a little about your family. Hi, I’m Amy. I’m the mom to 4 wild boys, ages 11, 7, 6, and 3. Three of …

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An Interview with Julie Richardson, Mother of a child with ADHD and Anxiety

Tell us a little bit about your family. My husband and I have been married for 14 years and have 2 children, Owen who is …

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An Interview with Melissa Henderson: a mother’s perspective on mealtime struggles

Tell me a little about your family/child Maria is a joyful, curious and endlessly silly four year old.  She was born at 33 weeks gestation …

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A Mother’s Perspective: An Interview with Jenny Burke of MooBoo Resources

1. Can you share a bit about your child and family? Sure! Tim and I have two kids: Molly, age 23, is neurotypical and Danny, …

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What is the best way to help my young child with Autism?

As with all things child-related, there is no one path to take when it comes to Autism support – instead, finding what works best for …

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My Child is Not Imitating What I Do – Is Imitation Important?

YES!  Children learn by watching others.  Imitation is a learning tool and the steppingstone to many other skills.  Our brains are set up to learn from others …

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My Child is Not Talking Yet – How Can I Help?

As parents, we are always anxiously awaiting ‘the firsts’.  First smile, first laugh, first word… first words are typically spoken between 9-14 months of age.  Even if …

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How can I help my child look at me?

We use eye contact/gaze in many ways- each culture may have their own set of rules.  We can use eye contact to get someone’s attention, …

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How Can I Get My Child To Play With Me?

The short answer: build joint attention.  Joint attention is when two people are looking at and paying attention to the same object or event.  Once …

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How Can I Help My Child Learn to Chew?

The ideal way to develop a varied diet is to expose children to a variety of textures.  To do this, the child needs to have …

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When Does Picky Eating Become a Problem?

Mealtime can be such an enjoyable time for family and friends to come together. At home, the routine of skills needed for meal preparation, setting …

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Getting Ready to Write!

Ever wonder why occupational therapists spend so much time working with a child WITHOUT a pencil in their hand? OTs know handwriting takes so much …

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COPING WITH STRESS AND ANXIETY – 4 EASY WAYS TO SELF-REGULATE

With all the changes in routines, not getting as much time to play outside, and having limited interactions with family and friends, we have to …

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Holiday Toy Guide!

The holidays are in full swing which means every day my inbox is flooded with emails from companies looking to sell their wares– not to …

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Sensory Friendly Holiday Events

The holidays are fast approaching, and it seems like there’s some type of event or celebration daily for the remainder of November and December.  When …

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Tips for a Sensory-Friendly Thanksgiving

If you’re anything like me, you would swear that just yesterday it was August and then you woke up last week and realized that it …

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