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Could Your Child Benefit From OT? What OT’s Do and What They Help With.

April is Occupational Therapy Month. So what really is occupational therapy and what is an occupational therapist (OT)?  Occupational therapy is a profession that helps both young and old, across their lifespan, participate in their daily life activities, to their fullest potential.  Occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants help promote physical and mental health as well assist people of all ages live better with injury, illness or disability.Why is it named “occupational” therapy?  The Merriman-Webster dictionary defines occupation as, “the work that a person does: a person’s job or profession: an activity that a person spends time doing: the activity of living in or using a particular place.”  Hence, occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants help in all those areas of life!
Here are just a few examples:

  • Health and wellness
  • Driving and community mobility
  • Pain rehabilitation
  • Sleep
  • Chronic disease
  • Acute care
  • Mental health
  • Productive aging
  • Rehabilitation
  • Work and industry
  • Vision
  • Children and youth

Here at LLA Therapy, many of our therapists specialize in working with children and youth, including early intervention.  Their role encompasses a variety of conditions that affect children and their families; here are just a few examples:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Downs Syndrome
  • Early Intervention
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Mental health
  • Chronic or acute health conditions
  • School based occupational therapy

In occupational therapy, it is also important to support our interventions with knowledge, expertise, and evidence-based practice. Evidence based practice is clinically relevant scientific literature comprised and published by clinical experts, in their respected areas of study. Occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants can provide numerous resources to assist families and clients in their areas of need!

We as occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants are passionate about what we do! We love helping our clients, students, families and we love to have fun doing it too!  So if you see an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant this month, wish them

“Happy OT Month!”

Do you think your child could benefit from occupational therapy? Request an appointment here


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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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