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  • Preparing Your Child with Autism to Go Back to School

    Posted on: August 10th, 2018 by Peak Potential Therapy

    Starting a new school year can be incredibly difficult for a child with autism. Children with autism succeed with routines and can have difficulty in the transition period between routines. That’s why the shift from the routine of summer break to the new routine of the school year can present difficulties. Here are some tips […]

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  • Getting Your Child with Sensory Issues Ready for School

    Posted on: August 10th, 2018 by Peak Potential Therapy

    Going back to school can present problems for your child with sensory issues. If your child is attending school for the first time, school presents a new environment that can be uncomfortable and overwhelming. With so many new things going on, there is a lot of stimulation that your child is experiencing. For a child […]

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  • 3 Activities to Add to Your Child’s Summertime Routine

    Posted on: July 23rd, 2018 by Peak Potential Therapy

    For many, summertime provides relief from the strict routine that the school year brings. For a child with autism, this same “relief” that others experience can have a negative impact on the child. For children with autism, routines provide a structure that they may find beneficial. Consider setting a summer schedule for your child to […]

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  • Fourth of July Fun for Children with Sensory Issues

    Posted on: June 28th, 2018 by Peak Potential Therapy

    For children who have sensory issues, going to see fireworks on the Fourth of July can be a nightmare. The fireworks, which are already loud to people who do not have sensory issues, can be deafening for a child who has sensory issues. Sitting on the grass may also be uncomfortable. And for children who […]

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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

    The 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 […]

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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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  • 5 Myths About ABA Therapy Debunked

    Posted on: March 14th, 2018 by Peak Potential Therapy

    If you are the parent of a child who was recently diagnosed on the autism spectrum or another disorder affecting the ability to improve on socially significant behaviors, your world just became a little more complicated. People with good intentions will pop up from every nook and cranny of your life to tell you what […]

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