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  • April Is Autism Awareness Month: How Can You Help?

    Posted on: April 1st, 2019 by Peak Potential Therapy

    According to a report from the CDC in 2018, approximately 1 in every 59 children is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). April is set aside as a month to help raise awareness for these children and to show support for the many families affected. By becoming educated and staying informed, it can help […]

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  • Can You Help With My Child’s Behavior?

    Posted on: March 20th, 2019 by Peak Potential Therapy

    Peak Potential Therapy can improve your child’s behavior as well as increase their communication skills using proven ABA Therapy techniques. ABA therapy starts with communication details that many of us take for granted, like making eye contact and staying on task, and then tackles tougher social issues to help children learn the skills they need […]

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  • 5 Simple Things Parents Can Do to Help with Communication Delays

    Posted on: March 6th, 2019 by Peak Potential Therapy

    For many parents, having a child with communication issues is one of their biggest fears. To think that your toddler is experiencing fear, discomfort, sadness or anger without being able to express it with words can be terrifying. But, it’s important to note that delayed speech and delayed language development are two different things. Here’s […]

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  • 5 Stress-Reducing Tips for Planning a Trip to Disney for a Child With Special Needs

    Posted on: February 14th, 2019 by Peak Potential Therapy

    At some point, every child dreams of going to Walt Disney World. There are very few childhood experiences that compare to the first time your child sets eyes on Mickey Mouse or Cinderella’s glimmering castle. There is a certain amount of magic in those few moments that just can’t be denied. But, for parents of […]

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  • New Year’s Resolutions for Parents of Children with Special Needs

    Posted on: January 22nd, 2019 by Peak Potential Therapy

    Resolutions to Help Make Every Day Count! Some days are more difficult than others when you are raising a child with special needs. Every day we get to spend with our children is a blessing, but there are days when your child will test you. And, there are days when you just don’t have normal […]

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  • The Five Essential Components of Evidence-Based Reading

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

    Peak Potential Therapy is proud to incorporate an evidence-based reading strategy PRIDE Reading. If your child is struggling with reading, the PRIDE reading program may be able to help him or her. The PRIDE reading program is an evidence-based program that is made up of five major components as detailed below. PRIDE reading falls under […]

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  • 4 Tips to Brighten Black Friday for Your Child with Autism

    Posted on: November 20th, 2018 by Peak Potential Therapy

    Loud noises. Tight spaces. Angry mobs. Early start times on little rest. These are all things that are associated with the anti-holiday now known as Black Friday. They are also triggers that can send a child on the autism spectrum into a meltdown and create a very difficult environment for them. It’s not exactly a […]

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  • 7 Tips for Halloween for Children With Autism and Sensory Issues

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

    Halloween should be a fun time, but for children with sensory issues or autism, this isn’t always true. Decorations and fabrics on costumes can create uncomfortably sensations and approaching unfamiliar homes can be stressful. That’s why we’ve provided our tips for making a fun Halloween for children with autism and sensory issues: • Make your […]

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  • 5 Ways You Can Help Your Child Avoid the Flu This Winter

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

    Ah, the dreaded season is coming back again. No, not winter (although many of us in Northeast Ohio definitely dread that). It’s actually flu season (everyone dreads that)! Nobody wants to see their child get sick – especially not with something that can be as nasty as the flu can be! So, how can you […]

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  • Are Social Skills Groups Beneficial to Children with Autism?

    Posted on: September 18th, 2018 by Peak Potential Therapy

    Parents of children with autism often want to find the best resources for their children to learn and grow successfully. Because of this, some parents have questioned the validity of social skills groups for children with autism. Are they actually effective? Should children with autism engage in social skills groups? We’re here to provide you […]

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