Encouraging Communication in Toddlers

Parents as Partners in Language Enrichment Long before they are able to verbally communicate, babies are soaking up language across their daily routines. Everything they hear and are exposed to will help them to become effective communicators as they enter toddlerhood. There are a variety of strategies for encouraging communication in young toddlers that can…

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Miracle League

Speech & Occupational Therapy of North Texas is thankful for the opportunity to be a sponsor for the 2016 Mulligans & Miracles Golf Classic, which benefits the Miracle League of Frisco. Speech & Occupational Therapy of North Texas is proud to sponsor the 2016 Mulligans & Miracles Golf Tournament benefitting the Miracle League of Frisco. …

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April is Autism Awareness Month!

April is Autism Awareness Month! When you think about the many syndromes, disorders and illnesses that can impact an individual, you begin to appreciate the accomplishment of having this level of focus placed on autism spectrum disorders (ASD).   Autism has garnered this recognition and support because of the incredible hard work and advocacy of families…

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Keyboarding or Handwriting

What is the Answer for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders? By: Roxanne Thompson, OTR Children with autism spectrum disorders have many great thoughts and ideas to share with the world they live in. Giving them a method of sharing their written ideas is an important challenge we face as therapist, educators, and parents. How do…

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Case study for occupational therapy

Ari* is a 7 year old with a diagnosis of autism (ASD), who was referred to our clinic for occupational therapy evaluation. His pediatrician recommended our clinic since we specialize in treatment of children with ASD and other intellectual and developmental disabilities. His parents were concerned that Ari had sensory, fine motor and attention deficits…

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