The Occupational Therapy Looking Glass

You drop your child off at the front office of the clinic, at the front doors of the school, or at the bus stop and say goodbye. Later, you get a note from their Occupational Therapist that says they had a good session today, but have you ever wondered what that “good session” looks like? I can give you a …

What to expect during a Peabody Developmental Motor Scales (PDMS-2) evaluation

Bringing your young child to their first occupational therapy evaluation can be an overwhelming experience. At times, the therapist may forget to explain the details of the evaluation they are conducting, so I encourage you to ask if you have any concerns or questions. The following is a breakdown of what your therapist is doing and looking for during an evaluation …

5 Target Dollar Spot Finds for an Early Reader

It is hard to stick to a list when you are strolling through Target. I find it nearly impossible to walk past the Dollar Spot without taking a look at what’s new. There is always something I can use in speech therapy, but some of my favorite finds help my early readers the most!  There are a lot of important …

Using Reusable Sticker Sets in Play

Everybody loves stickers, but they can only be used once. Reusable sticker sets can be a fun and cost effective activity time and time again.  There are many different types of reusable sticker sets. For example, some have faces, others have plates, and some have settings like fire stations or grocery stores. These sets are beneficial when targeting  a variety …

TOPPLE – That Game is the Tops!

If you are familiar with occupational therapy, it should come as no surprise that we like to play games! Let’s talk about TOPPLE! You can purchase this game at many different stores, online providers, or by using this Amazon link. This is a game that I really like to play in therapy and there are many ways to make it …

Virtual OT, What Can It Be?

Silly COVID… you took my child’s occupational therapy away… Don’t worry… we’ve got your back! We can deliver your child’s occupational therapy services virtually. Some people call it virtual services, telehealth, or telepractice, and others call it crazy! While it may seem overwhelming to start, eventually, you, your child, and the therapist will develop a routine that works. I have …

LLA Spotlight: Valerie Barnes

We have amazing therapists at LLA and want to showcase them to you! This week, meet Valerie Barnes! Valerie is a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant has been with LLA since the beginning! She serves students in Stow-Munroe Falls City Schools. She chose to become a therapist because she loves working with kids and her daughter had OT. She thought it …

LLA Spotlight: Melissa Brazelton

We have amazing therapists at LLA and want to showcase them to you! This week, meet Melissa Brazelton! Melissa is a Speech Language Pathologist who has been with LLA for 20 years! She is currently serving as a Home Health therapist and also working at Metzenbaum Residential Facility (adults with Intellectual Disabilities). Melissa’s favorite part about being a therapist is …

LLA Spotlight: Lauren Boylan

We have amazing therapists at LLA and want to showcase them to you! This week, meet Lauren Boylan! Lauren is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) who has been with LLA since July 2020. She serves clients in our Fairlawn office. She became a therapist because she always wanted to work with kids (she knew she would never have a …