Importance and Benefits of Occupational Therapy for Kids

There are many misconceptions when it comes to occupational therapy for kids. This mainly comes from people not quite understanding the point of occupational therapy. Children can get, and benefit from, occupational therapy because it helps to enhance their skills and development. This type of therapy is meant to help a child develop to where…

Occupational Therapy Can Benefit Children with Autism

The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) defines occupational therapy as a “skilled treatment that helps individuals achieve independence in all facets of their lives. Occupational therapy assists people in developing the ‘skills for the job of living’ necessary for independent and satisfying lives”. According tothe Mayo Clinic, “Autism spectrum disorder is a serious neurodevelopmental disorder…

Food Pantry Donation

Here is but one picture of some of the the food donated and collected by clients and employees of Speech & Occupational Therapy of North Texas. The Plano Food Pantry was VERY grateful and thankful for all the donations. We want to thank all those who brought can and dry goods by our locations!

What’s Eating Your Child? Feeding and Swallowing Disorders in Early Childhood

Do you have a child who is struggling to eat?  Are you concerned that your young child is not getting adequate nutrition or may be falling behind with physical growth? It is a fact that good nutrition is critically important for overall development and it is wise to take note of your child’s eating patterns.http://medical.gerber.com/nutrition-health-topics/infant-early-childhood-nutrition/articles/early-childhood-nutrition-toddlers-to-preschoolers…

Articulation and Phonology…What do these terms mean?

Speech-language pathologists address many kinds of delays and disorders which impact communication, feeding and swallowing.  However, many families are most familiar with speech therapy as a treatment for children with articulation or intelligibility challenges.  Historically, this has been a major area of practice for speech-language pathologists, particularly with the pediatric population.  For families in Plano…