Dog Lovers Unite!

Teacher Creates Innovative Program for Students with Special Needs Denise Knight is an innovative life skills coach, special education teacher, job coach, jack of all trades who uses all of her skills to teach and create programs for clients with special needs. She started the Dog Biscuit Program almost five years ago with Sam Russell,…

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Down Syndrome in Murphy

Down syndrome, which is the result of a chromosomal disorder, is the most common genetic cause of developmental disabilities, occurring in one of every 800-1000 births.  Individuals with Down syndrome have three number 21 chromosomes, instead of two, in some of the cells.   This developmental disorder results in physical and cognitive challenges.  When you see…

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Wylie Speech Therapy

Speech therapy  is treatment of communication disorders such as speech, language, cognitive-communication and swallowing challenges in individuals of all ages, from infants to the elderly.  In Wylie, speech therapy for the pediatric population is available in the East Plano Clinic of Speech & Occupational Therapy of North Texas, www.speechandot.com. Speech Disorder is defined as an…

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Interactive Metronome Ground Breaking Reading Study Just Published!

Breaking News!! Just Published… Baylor University Study on IM & Reading Achievement November 2012, Communication Disorders Quarterly Reading Intervention Using Interactive Metronome in Children With Language and Reading Impairment: A Preliminary Investigation Michaela Ritter, Karen A. Colson, and Jungjun Park. In this study, Dr Ritter and her colleagues in the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders at Baylor…

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Speech Therapy in Plano And Frisco

When searching for the highest quality pediatric speech therapy in Plano or Frisco, contact Speech and Occupational Therapy of North Texas.  We are a small, privately owned clinic which has been serving the Plano area for 10 years and Frisco area for 8 years. Our experienced speech pathologists complete detailed evaluations based on the unique…

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Garland & Murphy Area Occupational Therapists as Early Childhood Specialists

Pediatric Occupational therapists are considered early childhood specialists in their area of expertise.  Occupational therapists who work in the field of early childhood help children develop purposeful activities (occupations).   Feeding, play, interaction, and movement activities are examples of occupations for children.  For young children with developmental challenges in these areas, it is important to have…

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Murphy & Garland Speech Language Pathologist as Early Intervention Specialists

Pediatric Speech Pathologists are considered early intervention specialists in the areas of speech and language development.  Early intervention is critical for children that may have a developmental difference or who appear to be falling behind their same aged friends in language understanding or in the development of clear verbal speech. Speech Language Pathologists who provide…

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