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Dyslexia and Multisensory Learning

For individuals with Dyslexia, traditional learning methods, like sitting in a classroom listening to a teacher talk, are not always the most effective. Multisensory learning strategies may provide the best way for those with dyslexia to learn and retain information — plus, its fun! Multisensory learning can integrate any combination of visual, auditory, tactile (touch),…

TheraCare Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapies Explained

What is Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)? You have likely heard Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Applied Behavior Therapy used interchangeably.  Let’s clarify: ABA (applied behavior analysis) is a scientific study of behavior. ABA Therapy has a much larger brushstroke.

Top 5 Things to Know About TheraCare’s Summer Intensive Speech Therapy Program

Summer is just around the corner. Almost time for cook outs, pool parties, ice cream trucks and a whole lot of speech and language therapy.  Wait…what? Did you know that TheraCare is offering an intensive speech and language therapy program this summer in TWO locations?  Here are five answers to our most frequently asked questions…

Can Speech Therapy Help School-Age Children?

When we talk about speech therapy, people often look at us with a sweet, smiling face and say things like, “Oh, it is so wonderful that you help kids say their ‘r’ and ‘s’ sounds!”  Don’t get us wrong, we can definitely help your child stop calling that furry animal with long ears a “wabbit”.…

Therapists Unite!

Written By: Molly Duggins – MT Intern at Musical Bridges Hello, my name is Molly and I am the intern at Musical Bridges music therapy. Theracare is one of the amazing facilities I am privileged to be working at. I am proud because of their unique blend of services offered to families. Not only do…

What is Music Therapy and How Can it Help?

Written by: Leslie Jones,MMT, MT-BC Can you imagine a world without music? A week without it? Even a day with absolutely no music? Even if you can, you probably don’t want to because you are like majority of human beings, who love music. Music is a part of our culture, our daily routines, significant life…

3 Songs, No Prep! Making Music Fun at Home

Written by: Allison Slone  We all know that music is good for our kids. In fact, it can improve virtually every area of development: intellectual, social, emotional, motor, language, and literacy. But what if you’re not one of those Pinterest-y moms who enjoys creating rainbow sticks from tree bark and freshly-squeezed berry juice? Fear not,…

Three “Low-Tech” Options to Build Communication at Home

Written by Allison Slone, MS, CCC-SLP The month of January TheraCare is spotlighting Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). What is AAC? According to the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, AAC “includes all forms of communication (other than oral speech) that are used to express thoughts, needs, wants, and ideas.” Maybe you’ve come across a man who…

To Be or Not to Be Dedicated

By: Rachel Moore, M.S., CCC-SLP “Why should I spend thousands of dollars on a dedicated speech device or exhaust my funding source on this option when I can buy an iPad and download a communication app much cheaper?” I often have families and caregivers come to me with this question. While this is a very…

3 Reasons Why School-Based Therapy Is Not Enough for Your Child

reasons to continue private therapy

Your kids have spent the summer splashing in pools, eating ice cream, and staying up way past their bedtime. It’s hard to believe that in a few short weeks, they’ll be trading in those swimsuits for backpacks. If your child has been receiving private speech, language, or occupational therapy services this summer, you may be…