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5 Benefits of Doing Occupational Therapy Through Telehealth

By Maria O'Farrell | Feb 10, 2023

It’s hard to believe that almost three years ago we were ‘forced’ to switch to teletherapy for occupational therapy services. Today, we are still providing teletherapy; but this method of treatment is anything but forced. There are several unique benefits of doing occupational therapy through telehealth. Convenience This may be the most obvious of all…

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What is PROMPT Therapy?

By Carly Cumberlander | Jan 25, 2023

PROMPT stands for Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets. PROMPT can be used to treat speech delays and disorders, specifically helpful in treatment of Childhood Apraxia of Speech. The PROMPT technique uses a tactile approach that cues a client’s articulators (tongue, jaw, lips) on the proper placement to produce a single sound. PROMPT can…

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Feeding Therapy Techniques to Try At Home

By Julia Marvil | Jan 10, 2023

When evaluating new clients, I often hear kids described as “picky eaters” or mealtimes that sound like a battle zone. Feeding difficulties can be a challenging and frustrating experience for both children and parents. Children with feeding difficulties may have trouble swallowing, chewing, using utensils, managing appropriate amounts of food in their mouth, gaining weight,…

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Treating Childhood Apraxia of Speech through Telepractice

By Jennifer McCullough | Oct 17, 2022

Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) is a developmental disorder that is typically diagnosed by 2 years of age. Children with apraxia present with inconsistent speech sound errors on consonants and vowels and in repeated productions of syllables and words. Usually, these children also have difficulty imitating their parents when asked to repeat words back when…

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Feeding Treatment: A Team Approach

By George Katz | Jul 6, 2022

For treating babies that require feeding therapy, there are no cases that are similar. That’s why it’s important to have a technique that uses multiple perspectives to both evaluate and treat each case. This is exactly what has been initiated at PediaSpeech recently. Jennifer McCullough M.S. CCC-SLP and Julia Marvil M.S. OTR/L have begun implementing…

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By Julia Marvil | Sep 16, 2021

Being tongue tied isn’t just a figure of speech. For people with a tongue tie, speaking, eating, and dentition may be affected by a small piece tissue sitting under the tongue.  A tongue tie, or “ankyloglossia,” is a condition where there is a thick, tight, and/or shortened band of tissue called the lingual frenum that…

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5 Tips to Thrive in Virtual School

By Maria O'Farrell | Aug 5, 2020

Can you believe it’s already time to go back to school? While school looks very different this year, it is possible to make the most of it and learn from your own home with these sensory friendly tips. 1. Set up a “school” area with multiple seating options It will be important for kids to…

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Teletherapy Ideas that Work!

By Maria O'Farrell | Apr 16, 2020

We made online occupational therapy work in our practice in Atlanta with all ages and diagnosis! Here are some ideas that we have found to make the telehealth delivery method successful….. Admittedly, starting a new method of occupational therapy was intimidating at first, but these first few weeks have proven that teletherapy is a wonderful…

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Speech Therapy Online-A Success Story

By Jennifer McCullough | Apr 16, 2020

We made online speech therapy work in our practice in Atlanta with all ages and diagnosis! The progress we have seen in only 3 weeks is simply remarkable! Each day I wonder in this new world of COVID-19…how did we get to where we are today? The emotions that I have gone through over the…

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