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  • 4 Fun Summertime Activities for Kids on the Autism Spectrum

    Posted on: June 6th, 2018 by Peak Potential Therapy

    Summertime is full of fun, relaxing activities and some much-needed free time for your child. But for a child on the autism spectrum, leaving the routine and consistency that school provides can be a tough transition. The best way to help your child adjust to summer is by setting a summer schedule that includes some […]

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  • 5 Summertime Tips For Sensory Success

    Posted on: June 6th, 2018 by Peak Potential Therapy

    Summer sun is finally here in Northeast Ohio, and we’ve got to enjoy it while it lasts! However, if your child has sensory issues, it might not all be fun in the sun. Sometimes it doesn’t take much to overload the senses, and when your child is at the beach or the pool, there can […]

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  • Common Speech Issues for Kids

    Posted on: May 25th, 2018 by Peak Potential Therapy

    Does my child need speech-language therapy? Sometimes this is not an easy question for a parent to answer. Speech-language therapy encompasses many different speech issues and language disorders, from fluency issues like stuttering to sensory issues disguised as “picky” eating. If you recognize any of the signs below that your child may benefit from speech-language […]

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  • Speech Therapy for Sensory Eating Issues

    Posted on: May 25th, 2018 by Peak Potential Therapy

    Speech-language therapy addresses sensory issues with eating in kids and toddlers. However, many parents overlook a sensory issue, thinking their child is simply a picky eater. Can you count the number of foods your child will eat on one hand? Does she refuse all foods with a specific texture? Does she cry when presented with […]

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  • Understanding How Speech-Language Therapy Benefits Non-Verbal Kids

    Posted on: May 25th, 2018 by Peak Potential Therapy

    If your child isn’t talking by a certain age, you may be wondering whether he or she would benefit from speech-language therapy. The resounding answer is yes! Children who are non-verbal may have difficulty processing and understanding communication from others, which leads to confusion and frustration. At Peak Potential Therapy, we have several approaches for […]

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  • Speech Therapy for Articulation and Phonological Disorders

    Posted on: May 25th, 2018 by Peak Potential Therapy

    Sometimes it is difficult for parents to know whether their child’s inability to pronounce or say a sound correctly is a speech-language issue or a typical struggle for all kids. If your child is trying to make a specific sound but can’t say it correctly, it can be an issue with tongue placement or articulation. […]

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  • Speech Therapy for Stuttering

    Posted on: May 25th, 2018 by Peak Potential Therapy

    Is your child repeating words or phrases, or certain syllables, or prolonging them? Is he unable to pronounce, or get out, certain sounds? Some stuttering—sometimes referred to as stammering—may be natural as a young child learns to speak and is just starting to form phrases or sentences. However, when stuttering continues to worsen or is […]

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  • Fun Ways to Incorporate Music With Speech and ABA Therapy

    Posted on: April 12th, 2018 by Peak Potential Therapy

    We always hear that music is a universal language, but is that true with young people that have difficulty communicating?  If someone struggles with other forms of language, is music any different?  The answer is an emphatic YES. Patty Shukla has over 20 years of experience as a music educator, and she’s seen the difference […]

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  • 5 Ways To Get Moving With Speech and ABA Therapy

    Posted on: April 9th, 2018 by Peak Potential Therapy

    Sensory techniques are a huge part of every speech therapy routine.  Few things pique the senses like movement.  An article from the American Academy of Pediatrics suggests that using physical activity in the teaching of academic lessons is a new, effective way of learning.  That same way of learning applies to speech and ABA therapy […]

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  • How Do I Know If My Infant Is On The Autism Spectrum?

    Posted on: March 21st, 2018 by Peak Potential Therapy

    It can be hard for a parent to admit that something isn’t right with their infant.  No one wants to think about the possibility of their child having a learning or social disorder, so it can be very easy to ignore warning signs or chalk them up to excuses or rationalize behaviors, even though it’s […]

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