Our Philosophy

Our philosophy at Children’s Therapy Connections is to treat the whole child. CTC embraces a wholistic approach to the treatment of all disabilities and disorders. We provide your family with valuable connections to help your child reach their maximum potential. We examine all aspects of your child’s development to create an individualized plan for your child and family. Collaboration between all intervention services ensures a whole child approach. Families are provided the opportunity to see the whole picture, and make valuable connections that are so greatly needed. In addition to our therapy resources, we provide Applied Behavior Analyst (ABA), Nutrition, Feeding, Astronaut Training Protocol, Community Function Assistance, Nature Centered Therapy Group, IEP assistance and assistive technology assessments. Informing parents about alternative options, such as homeopathy, healing foods and environmental influences that affect children with disabilities and delays, and disorders is something that we are very passionate about. CTC was founded on the basis that an informed parent can truly change the outcome of their child’s development. We provide a better choice for families. We are the place where parents find answers to their questions. Your family is not alone on this journey, we will be with you every step of the way.
Together Everyone Achieves More.

Speech Therapy

Our experienced Speech-Language Pathologists evaluate and treat premature babies, full term infants, toddlers, young children, pre-teens and teenage children. Speech therapists focus on speech and language disorders, including expressive and receptive language development, feeding challenges, and oral motor development, social and pragmatic skill development, and cognitive functions such as reading and executive function.

Children with speech-language deficits may struggle with understanding and processing language, expressing language and social pragmatic skills.

Some children may have cognitive communication disorders that make communication skills that involve memory, attention, perception, organization and problem solving very difficult.

When it comes to problem feeding, our speech therapist address the oral motor delays that children often struggle with when eating, feeding and drinking. Children may pocket or overstuff food or have problems with chewing, swallowing, gagging, or just plain refusal of foods. Children’s Therapy Connections provides a wholistic approach to feeding therapy, incorporating strategic components of both OT and speech therapy for best feeding outcomes.

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Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy focuses on the “occupation” or “jobs” of childhood such as play, socialization, self care, like feeding, eating and dressing, along with their ability to perform in school. OT practitioners help children develop the skills needed for functional independence in these areas. Skills needed to perform in these areas are, but not limited to the following; functional shoulder, arm and hand control such as fine motor coordination, handwriting, eye hand coordination, bilateral coordination & integration, ocular motor skills, visual motor integration, visual processing, perceptual processing, upper body strength, core strength and stability, motor planning, sensory processing/ sensory motor integration and cognitive integration.

When it comes to sensory processing, Occupational Therapists have a crucial role in assessment and treatment of sensory processing disorder and difficulties. We understand that a child’s ability to process sensory information appropriately impacts overall development on multiple levels. Without the ability to properly process sensory information, a child may demonstrate speech and feeding difficulties, deficits in acquiring motor skills at age appropriate times, and overall deficits in strength and coordination. The “wait and see” approach with sensory processing problems is never the way to go. The sooner you understand what your child is experiencing and learn how to help them, the better.
Pediatric

While pediatric therapy is designed to feel like child’s play, our expertly trained therapists draw from strategies in many specialities areas to build upon a child’s abilities.

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Physical Therapy


Pediatric physical therapist work with children and their families to assist each child in reaching their maximum potential to function independently and promote active participation in the home, school, and community environments. Click here to learn more

Feeding Therapy


Children’s Therapy Connections feeding therapy team consists of skillfully trained occupational and speech therapists. We address Dysphagia and oral feeding disorders that involve problems with chewing, swallowing, coughing, gagging, and refusing foods. Our evaluation approach assess all areas that are needed for successful feeding and eating abilities. These include a child's posture and stability, oral motor function, sensory processing, nutrition intake related to growth, and medically complex feeding difficulties. With this information we can establish if your child is struggling with behaviors related to picky eating, or if your child has more complex feeding difficulties. Parent involvement and training is crucial for successful mealtimes at home. Click here to learn more

Education Advocacy Consultant



Assistance with understanding IEP and 504 plans within the Education System. It is so important for parents to understand how the educational system can help their child be successful. Often times the most involved parent ends up playing a more passive role in the educational decision making process when their child enters the school district. Children's Therapy Connections would like help families feel like an equal, effective team member from the start of their child's education career. Click here to learn more

Language, Movement and Messy Play Group


Language, Movement and Messy Play Group this class is designed to facilitate communication through guided listening, direction following, and turn taking. Peer modeling plays an important role as children learn valuable social interaction. Sensory rich activities, including fine motor activities and sensorimotor play round out the child's group experience.

Applied Behavior Analysis


Children’s Therapy Connections has created a multidisciplinary treatment approach like no other. Using evidenced based techniques, our experience multidisciplinary team deliver a treatment model that integrates the most effective approaches for the treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder, sensory processing disorder and communication delays. Our “Collaborative Connections Program” addresses the whole spectrum of needs that a child with Autism experiences.

This integrated approach creates a customized program that is essential to your child’s rehabilitation. Our experienced and knowledgeable team of BCBA’s, BCaBA’s, Behavior Technician’s, Occupational, Speech and Physical Therapists tailor fit and execute a functionally based treatment plan specific to your child’s needs. If your child is already receiving OT and Speech at CTC, incorporating ABA is the next step to be part of the Collaborative Connections Program. If your child is receiving ABA, incorporating OT and Speech at CTC is the next step for your child to be part of the Collaborative Connections Program. Click here to learn more

The Listening Program


Our team of experienced professionals is composed of Physical and Occupational therapists and a Certified Rehabilitation Technology Supplier, with expertise in seating and positioning and mobility. Our team assess assistive technology needs in all areas of a child's life, including daily living skills for home life, transportation, school, and in the community, to help a child be as independent as possible. Click here to learn more

Programs



Nature-Based Outdoor Therapy Program Bringing therapy outside provides children and therapists with endless opportunities for exploration leading to improvements in gross motor skills, fine motor skills, sensory processing abilities, motor planning, bilateral coordination, strengthening, visual skills, social skills and problem solving. Each week, children will be given a specific task or activity in which they are encouraged to climb and crawl through nature, solve problems, use their imaginations and much more. Click here to learn more

Community Function Program

Parent Advocacy League (PAL)


P.A.L. was created to provide a forum for parents to get the information they need to advocate for their child. Shouldn't the parent be the team leader at every meeting that involves decisions made on their child's behalf. Shouldn't the parent be able to understand the implications of what's being proposed at an IEP meeting, for example. Parents assist in creating the educational agenda for bi monthly meetings. An outlined platform is followed to address the meetings agenda. Members participants have an equal, active role in PAL. Encourage, Empower, Embrace!

Failure to Thrive Clinic

Children’s Therapy Connections has a high success rate treating babies and children diagnosed with Failure to Thrive or other severe feeding challenges. This is credited to the utilization of a specific treatment algorithm that has proven effective with progress and resolution of the diagnosis. Our Team of experienced feeding and nutrition practitioners have helped many families experiencing the worrisome problems associated with a child’s diminished food intake, and a diet lacking essential nutrients. Pediatricians, medical professionals and concerned parents should call CTC today to find out more information regarding our FTT Clinic. Support and help is just a phone call away!