What Executive Functions Are and How to Develop Them In Your Child
"Why does my child often seem disorganized? I told him the same thing five times and he still did not remember! He has trouble planning and checking his work...It is difficult for him to switch from one activity to another or one thought to another. It is even difficult for my child to get started on activities."
Issues like these can have various causes, but one of the most common culprits is a deficit in a child's
executive functions. In this month's featured blog post, we explain what executive functions are and provide tips on how to improve them in your child.
Reminder: the clinic will be closed on Monday, September 3, for Labor Day. If your child is typically seen on Mondays and you wish to schedule another day and time, please call the office at 770-888-5221.
We have a few afternoon OT time slots available. Call 770-888-5221 or inquire at the front desk to grab one of these slots before they are gone!
Welcome to the Kid's Creek Family!
Kid's Creek is thrilled to welcome five new members to the Kid's Creek family!
Caitlin Layfield, Sarah Gonzales and
Elena Freeman join our team as speech therapists.
Sundas Mushtaq returns to our team as an occupational therapist.Myrlaine Darius is our new office manager.
Intensive Speech Programs
Kid's Creek Therapy is happy to offer Speech Connections, intensive speech therapy programs for children with childhood apraxia of speech and those with cleft palate. Speech Connections programs are available for both current and new patients, and are a good option for families who live too far away from our office to schedule regular appointments. Learn more about each of these programs below, and visit our Intensive Program page for downloadable brochures on each program as well as information for Traveling Families.
Apraxia Intensive Program
Our Apraxia Intensive Program uses evidence-based techniques in an individualized program to elicit correct speech production in children with childhood apraxia of speech. The program is available in either one- or two-week sessions. All participants will receive a home program and a treatment summary at the completion of the session.
Cleft Palate Intensive Program
Our Cleft Palate Intensive Program uses evidence-based techniques to teach children with cleft palate and/or velopharyngeal dysfunction the correct way to say speech sounds. This program benefits children with repaired and unrepaired clefts, submucous clefts, and palate weakness related to nerve damage. Within group settings, it will give children a chance to interact with peers with similar craniofacial anomalies.
The programs are available in either individual or group format for children of a variety of ages and stages of cleft palate repair.
Call us at 770-888-5221 or inquire at the front desk for more information
about either of our
Speech Connections programs.
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