Nature-Based Outdoor Program

Listening Therapy, Another Effective Tool to Assist with Sensory Integration

At Children’s Therapy Connections in Orland Park, we are Certified Providers of “The Listening Program”. When Occupational Therapy is used in combination with The Listening Program, it can “jump start” the nervous system, accelerating the effects of treatment by stimulating auditory processing, as well as other sensory systems.These systems, vestibular, proprioceptive, tactile, and auditory, are […]

What You Need To Know About Sensory Processing Disorder

What is Sensory Processing? Sensory processing the how the nervous system receives messages from the senses and turns them into appropriate motor and behavioral responses. A persons ability to be successful in daily activities relies on how the nervous system processes the sensations the body is experiencing while engaged in the activity. When a child […]

Activities to Encourage Speech and Language Development (Birth – 6 Years Old)

Birth to 2 Years Encourage your baby to make vowel-like and consonant-vowel sounds such as “ma,” “da,” and “ba.” Reinforce attempts by maintaining eye contact, responding with speech, and imitating vocalizations using different patterns and emphasis. For example, raise the pitch of your voice to indicate a question. Imitate your baby’s laughter and facial expressions. […]

Upcoming IEP Workshop – September

Upcoming IEP Workshop Understanding school services, including IEP and 504 plans, and how to advocate for your child. Saturday September 12th at 9:30-11:30 Patricia Roberts leads this very informative workshop that will provide parents with valuable information they need to know to facilitate their child’s individual education plan. Trish has over 20 years of experience […]

Upcoming IEP Workshop

Upcoming IEP Workshop Understanding school services, including IEP and 504 plans, and how to advocate for your child. Saturday September 12th at 9:30-11:30 Patricia Roberts leads this very informative workshop that will provide parents with valuable information they need to know to facilitate their child’s individual education plan. Trish has over 20 years of experience […]

Haircuts for Sensitive Heads

Haircuts for Sensitive Heads Monday August 10th 9:30-12:30 Available CTC families who have children that struggle with getting haircuts. Sensory play is facilitated for 15 minutes prior to haircut to assist your child with tolerating the haircut process. Please arrive 20 mins before your scheduled appointment. Haircuts are $40.00 Please call and schedule your appointment […]

Nature Scavenger Hunt – Activity of the Month

Summer is the perfect time to go on a Nature Scavenger Hunt with the kids! Take a picture of the list below and go for it! Nature Scavenger Hunt Something Fuzzy Two kinds of seeds Two pieces of Man made litter Something Straight Something Round Something Smooth Something Rough Two different types of leaves Something […]

Technology Hub

Tap to Talk Awesome game like app to teach communication. Tap the picture and the Tap to Talk speaks. With over 2,000 pictures and the ability to add your own photos and sounds, this program allows you to create a very individualized album for your child. Plus it is amazingly FREE. Reading App- iStoryTime Kids […]

July is Park and Recreation Month

This July we’re celebrating 30 years of Park and Recreation Month and the enduring importance of parks and recreation for the world. From the start, parks were created to serve the people to give them place to appreciate nature, exercise, socialize and have fun. This mission lives on and will continue to intensify into the […]