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Phonological Patterns

January 14, 2022
What are phonological patterns? So your child’s speech-language pathologist says your child presents with phonological patterns…What does that mean? Phonological patterns are “patterns of sound errors that typically developing children use to simplify speech as they are learning to talk” (Hanks, 2013). Children often demonstrate difficulty coordinating their lips, tongue, teeth, palate, and jaw for intelligible… View Article

Should My Child Be Using a Visual Schedule?

January 3, 2022
What is a visual schedule? As adults, many of us live by our planners. We gain satisfaction from marking off our to-do lists and being organized with our daily activities. Children are better able to learn, grow and adapt to changes using this same strategy! Although there are many types of visual schedules, they all… View Article

Importance of Developmental Reflexes

December 1, 2021
What are developmental reflexes? A reflex is an automatic and instantaneous response to a sensory stimulus. Remember when you were a child at the doctor’s office and they tapped your knee with a small mallet to check if your leg kicked upwards? You didn’t decide to kick your leg, it just kicked. There are many… View Article

Helping Children Develop Self-Care Skills

November 2, 2021
What are types of self-care skills? As children learn and grow, they have a drive to be independent and do things on their own. One area that an occupational therapist address in childhood development are their activities of daily living (ADLs), also known as self-care skills. Self-care skills are skills that are required to manage… View Article

All About Physical Therapy

October 15, 2021
National Physical Therapy Month October is National Physical Therapy Month — a time to celebrate the profession and all the ways physical therapists promote independence, increase participation, facilitate motor development and function, improve strength and endurance, enhance learning opportunities, and ease daily challenges in the lives of their patients. This month we would like to shout out… View Article

Staff Spotlight Vlog – Jenna & Brandie

October 1, 2021
Staff Spotlight Vlog – Jenna & Brandie In this episode of our Staff Spotlight Vlog series, meet Jenna and Brandie! Jenna Roth is an occupational therapist and Brandie Covington is an occupational therapy assistant. Occupational therapy for kids and teens addresses concerns with things such as self-care skills, feeding, fine motor skills, visual motor skills,… View Article

Alternative & Complementary ADHD Treatments

September 15, 2021
What is ADHD? Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common disorders among children. Per the American Psychiatric Association, many ADHD symptoms, such as high activity levels, difficulty remaining still for long periods of time and limited attention spans, are common to young children in general. The difference in children with ADHD is that… View Article

Staff Spotlight Vlog – Michaela, Lindsay & Casey

September 1, 2021
Staff Spotlight Vlog – Michaela, Lindsay & Casey In this episode of our Staff Spotlight Vlog series, meet three of our amazing speech therapists at our Greenville clinic! Developing strong communication skills is one of the most important elements to socializing and creating relationships. Communicating can be difficult for children with speech and/or language disorders, causing… View Article

Greenville Clinic Expansion Updates

August 16, 2021
Greenville Clinic Expansion Updates We’ve got BIG things happening at Carolina Therapy Connection and we are so excited to be sharing them with you! After years of prayer and planning, we have been blessed with the ability to expand our Greenville clinic to serve more kiddos and families in Eastern NC. Out of the trust and kindness our… View Article

Let’s Get Real About Screen Time

August 2, 2021
Screen Time and Childhood Development Screens and technology use are becoming more and more common for children. According to the CDC, children ages 8-10 spend an average of 6 hours per day in front of a screen. This increased time spent starring into a screen can have significant effects on a child’s health and development…. View Article