Speech Therapy Early Intervention

LLA Therapy speech language pathologist, Ashley Hagge, M.A., CCC-SLP, discusses 5 reasons to seek a professional evaluation at the first sign of a speech problem.  1. Prevention of future problems in school: speech and language difficulty is related to literacy, social skills, the ability to learn and use vocabulary, and the ability to process and understand what people are saying. …

Sensory Integration

LLA Therapy Out Patient Clinic Director, Bridget Francisco M.S., CCC-SLP, discusses Sensory Integration Our therapy space in Fairlawn allows us to incorporate sensory integration to our speech, occupational, and physical therapy sessions.Sensory integration is an approach to therapy for children with autism and for children who may have a difficulty focusing due to sensory needs. If you would like to …

10 Tips for Mealtime Success with a Problem Eater

LLA Therapy’s Feeding Specialist, Mallory Hawley M.A., CCC-SLP, gives 10 tips for “Problem Eaters” Problem eaters are individuals who have less than 30 foods in their repertoire. They often experience food jags, where they continuously eat the same food daily (i.e., Cheetos) and then suddenly don’t want to eat it again (often times never adding this food back into their …

Hand Strengthening Exercises For Home

LLA Therapy’s own Elise Bondy COTA/L talks about great ways to work on hand strengthening in the homeLooking for creative ways to prepare your child for school? You can strengthen their hands and fingers in preparation for handwriting and have them help around the house at the same time! Sound too good to be true? Check out my tips below:Water …

Using a New Sound in Conversation

 LLA Therapy Speech Language Pathologist, Matthew Hagge M.A., CCC-SLP, discusses tips to carry over sounds to conversation Transferring a former troublesome sound to conversation can be a very difficult task for a child and an extremely frustrating experience for a parent. A statement that I often hear from parents is: “He can say his ‘R’ sound awesome! But why can’t …