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At LLA Therapy our OT staff works with clients to improve day-to-day activities, growing independence and confidence despite impairments, activity limitations, or participation restrictions.

Occupational Therapists help people with physical, emotional or cognitive problems achieve their highest level of self-sufficiency in all aspect of their lives.

Each client and their family will be instrumental in setting goals and together we will develop a specialized care plan which may include:

  • ADL (or self care) retraining
  • Perceptual or sensory retraining
  • Home management retraining
  • Upper extremity exercises (including strengthening and coordination activities, orthotics, and cognitive retraining)

Additional Occupational Therapy Information

  • Hand-eye coordination
  • Fine & gross motor skills
  • Balance & coordination
  • Social skills,engagement & relatedness
  • Body awareness
  • Sensory processing & integration
  • Motor planning
  • Attention
  • Bilateral integration
  • Developmental delays
  • Oral motor skills
  • Muscle strength
  • Writing & scissoring skills
  • Dressing, grooming, buttons, etc.
  • Cognitive skills
  • Perceptual skills
  • Neurological impairments
  • Interpersonal skill development

Sensory Integration

Children are constantly taking in information through the five senses that include: sight, sound, taste, touch, and smell. We also receive signals from our body position sense (proprioception) and balance and movement (vestibular). Children with sensory integration disorders do not process information correctly when they learn, play and interact with the world, therefore, they may benefit from occupational therapy to help the process along.

Common Signs of Sensory Integration Disorders

  • Overly sensitive or under reactive to touch, movement, sights, or sounds in the environment
  • Unusually high or low activity level
  • Easily distracted, poor attention to tasks
  • Delays in speech, motor skills, or academic achievement
  • Coordination problems, appears clumsy or awkward
  • Poor body awareness
  • Difficulty with tasks that require using both hands at the same time
  • Difficulty learning new tasks or figuring out how to play with unfamiliar toys
  • Appears to be disorganized most of the time
  • Difficulty with transitions between activities or environments
  • Immature social skills
  • Impulsivity or lack of self-control
  • Difficulty calming self once “wound up”

Sensory Processing

Sensory processing is the brain’s ability to take in and make sense of sensations entering the brain. Sensory processing underlies the ability to learn, develop motor and social skills, and perform adaptive behaviors. A sensory processing disorder exists when the brain takes in too much information, goes into “overload,” and causes the individual to avoid sensations. On the flip side, if too little information is processed, the brain will seek more stimulation. Our qualified occupational therapists can evaluate your child to determine sensory processing and its influence on behavior and abilities.

 Common Signs of Sensory Processing Disorders

  • Distractibility
  • Very high or low activity level
  • Over or under reaction to stimuli
  • Self Injury
  • Upset with changes in the routine
  • Self stimulation like rocking, flapping hands
  • Low muscle tone
  • Delayed movements
  • Poor coordination / clumsiness
  • Unpredictable outbursts
  • Poor safety / Impulsive actions
  • Seems to “mouth” everything
  • Delayed developmental milestones
  • Picky eaters – difficulty with texture, taste or temperature
  • Extreme avoidance of textures such as messy, sticky, slippery
  • Does not enjoy learning new tasks
  • Difficulty with games, shoe-tying, handwriting

Interactive Metronome

Timing is everything! Interactive Metronome (IM) is backed by over 15 years of research and has over 20 studies published in leading scientific journals that prove unbelievable outcomes. IM is the only program that improves timing in the brain in an organized, systematic, flexible and engaging format. Research shows that combining movement and cognitive tasks leads to better overall outcomes. IM is a patented and unique training tool that challenges thinking and movement simultaneously, providing real-time millisecond feedback to help synchronize the body’s internal clock.

As your child adjusts his performance to the reference tone and guide sounds, his functional brain networks begin to communicate in a more efficient, rhythmic pattern. This, in turn, allows your child to reach their full potential academically, socially, and athletically in only minutes a day, a few days a week. Incorporate IM into your child’s training plan or therapy treatments and see improvements in:

  • Sensory Processing
  • Working Memory
  • Attention and Concentration
  • Processing Speed
  • Motor Planning and Sequencing
  • Balance and Coordination

If your child is having difficulty performing everyday activities and feeling out of sync, talk to your occupational therapist to schedule an appointment for an evaluation and Interactive Metronome consultation.

Check out the evidence for yourself at www.InteractiveMetronome.com.

For information on appointments, insurance, office policies, and more, visit the Patient Information section of our website.

Evaluation & Therapy Process

First, an occupational therapist  will evaluate your child by making  clinical observations, completing a caregiver interview, and they may use standardized assessment tools. After the evaluation, the OT will discuss the assessment findings with you and review recommendations specific to your child. The OT will develop an individualized plan to help your child improve l functional aspects of their  day, including play, socialization, self-care, and school related skills such as handwriting.

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Crystal Scheibe

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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