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5 Questions You Should be Asking Your Therapist

Working seven years as an occupational therapist, I have realized that my clients often do not ask me the questions that are really on their minds. Of course, I try to tease that out when I meet with you at the evaluation and make sure I address the most common questions that parents in your situation ask. 

But still, many parents walk out the door with unanswered questions. Wouldn’t you feel better if I just addressed ALL your questions? This is what I’m here for, please just ask! No matter what type of therapist or doctor you are seeing or for what type of issue, please consider these five questions I really wish parents would ask…


Ask Me The Questions You’re Really Thinking About. 

No question is off limits or is something that I haven’t been asked before. There is no such thing as a stupid question.

Ask Me Any & Every Crazy Question Your Family Has Asked You. 

You’ve made the really big, and somewhat scary, decision to come see me for help with your child. Don’t undermine your confidence and resolve by failing to get all the questions hanging in the air answered, including your loved one’s questions. It is hard enough to proceed with treatment without having others questioning your decisions.

Ask Me What You Can & Should Do To Make Your Treatment Go As Well As It Can 

Your enthusiastic participation in helping your child will go a long way to improving your child’s chances of success. Understanding exactly what I am recommending and assigning at home will save you time and reduce frustration.

Ask Me Why I Am Recommending This Particular Treatment / Course of Action For Your Child. 

I want you to understand where I’m coming from. I want you to know what I think and what the pros and cons are. I want you to be informed. I want you on board with your child’s treatment. You can only do that if you understand the rationale behind the treatment sessions.

Ask Me For Specific Recommendations To Work On With Your Child At Home.

You may have come in with some preconceived notions and ideas and it can be difficult to let go of these. Even if you completely agree with my recommendations, I still feel that your child’s treatment will go a lot more smoothly and your stress levels will be a lot less if you understand these as well as you can.

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Crystal Scheibe

Great place, glad we found them. Been going to Medina over 2 months now and he loves Lauryn and Kyler. Wish they had more ABA therapy places available... live in Wooster and long drive everyday.

Karrie Swan LaRock

My 11 year old son has dyslexia and has made noticeable gains in working At LLA THERAPY. Katie is strong in her approach toward him and also keeps him comfortable enough to perform well. We will continue visiting both the Fairlawn and Hudson offices and recommend them highly.

Ron Monroe

My 9 year old just completed about 9 months of weekly speech sessions (due to his stuttering) with Matt Hagge at LLA and we are thrilled with the experience and results. What I thought might be a negative (what kid really wants to go to speech class?) was made very positive by Matt, and my son never hesitated or complained when we talked about class. He really enjoyed it and really took what Matt taught him to heart. His speech has been greatly improved and we definitely recommend LLA. Thank you so much!

Heather Dougherty-Pantoja

My son’s Occupational Therapist, Jess, is an amazing OT! She gives practical tips on working with my son at home and school!

Terri Apgar

I cannot say enough good things about LLA Therapy. My daughter was a client of Teal Simmons’ for approximately 2 years and was just released from speech therapy! She was diagnosed with Apraxia in 2015 and worked with Teal twice a week. Through Teal’s application of PROMPT therapy, my daughter had age-appropriate speech after one year. All of the staff we interacted with at LLA were absolutely wonderful. They really care about what they do and making sure your child achieves their goals.

Kelli Geisler Davisson

LLA Therapy has been an excellent experience for my son as well as my family! My son always asks, "When can I go see Ms. Jeannine again, is it Monday??" He has also made huge gains in only 5 months! I would highly recommend LLA and have already shared my experience with friends looking for services!

Victoria Hansford-Price

We are so grateful for our Speech Therapist Ms.Teal. We have seen a great improvement with our sons confidence and communication abilities since we have started "Prompt" therapy. What we love the most about LLA and Ms. Teal is that Kohl feels comfortable and relaxed which has played a critical role in his progress. Thank you Ms. Teal for all you have done.

Laura Lee Hogsett

They have helped in numerous ways. Speech, OT and behavioral. I've had numerous compliments on my son's progress thanks in very large part to LLA. I would recommend LLA before I recommend our local children's hospitals, though they are good, they don't have the staff that LLA does.

Amy Furukawa

We had a great experience with Matt Hagge at LLA! Our Middle School age son was becoming very conscious of his voice, which is nasal due to a cleft palate. Matt helped him to better form his sounds and project his voice in a way that makes the unavoidable nasality less noticeable.Our son is more confident and outgoing & even took on a speaking role in the church play. Matt has the perfect personality to relate with our son, and we would recommend him to anyone needing speech therapy services!

Jessica Havalotti

LLA Therapy has been an excellent experience for our daughter. I would highly recommend LLA. Miss Grace was so amazing and I can't believe how quickly our daughter showed improvement. Thank you!
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