Communication Red Flags

Are you concerned about your child’s speech and language development? Here are crucial steps in the development of speech and language that may help guide you to determine whether or not your child would benefit from a speech and language screening or speech and language evaluation. Questions or concerns? Our speech and language experts are happy to assist. Email us …

Early Detection is Key in Treating Communication Impairments

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” As Benjamin Franklin suggests, it is better to handle a problem early rather than waiting until it gets worse.  We know that young children who are at risk for delays or disabilities in communication, language, speech, emergent literacy, and feeding/swallowing are much more likely to have difficulty succeeding later in …

Holiday Survival Tips From An OT

LLA Therapy Occupational Therapist, Nicole Torres, gives tips on making the holiday season a success for you and your family!   We all know that the holidays can be a trying time under the best of circumstances, but what if your child has difficulties with fine motor skills, feeding skills, sensory processing skills???? This can make the holidays even more …

Helping a Picky (or Problem) Eater Manage the Holidays

LLA Therapy feeding specialist, Mallory Hawley M.A., CCC-SLP, discusses how to manage the holiday season for picky eaters.  The holidays can be a difficult time for picky eaters and problem eaters. There are several reasons for this. First, holidays are about eating specific, traditional foods, which the child may only see at this time of year (i.e., the only time …

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 …