July 2017
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Mommy, They Say That I'm Weird...

I still remember the first time it happened.  It was in the second semester of first grade. Her writing skills were advanced, so creative writing time became an early, unexpected outlet. I was looking through her Friday folder and found her writing for the week on that thin colored-lined paper. "I do not like kids. They call me weird and are not nice. It make me sad." The words took my breath away and made my heart ache...

My first instinct was to find out who dared to call my child weird and be so unkind and to figure out how to "fix" this problem. However, I had already come to the sad realization that my kid was "weird" in relation to other typical kids her age - and she was just a seven-year-old! Not an adolescent, who are all weird. ;)  Big sigh. What could I do?

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Welcome to the Kid's Creek Family!

Kid's Creek is thrilled to welcome a new member to the Kid's Creek family!

Kid's Creek Therapy is pleased to introduce pediatric occupational therapist Dr. Frederica Kennedy. Dr. Kennedy has 17 years of experience, specializing in pediatrics, with particular emphasis in the areas of autism, developmental disabilities and sensory processing disorders. She has treated all ages of pediatric patients in hospital, outpatient, and home settings. Dr. Kennedy's experience also includes teaching both undergraduate and graduate level students in occupational therapy and participating in research. Dr. Kennedy will join our staff in late July.
Last Chance for 2017 Summer Camps!

There are a few spots remaining in our last two summer camps. Remaining camps and dates are as follows:

Hogwarts School of Sensational Social Skills
July 10-14
Calling all Harry Potter fans! Join us at 9 ¾ past the hour to journey through some amazing sensory adventures! A magical camp experience focusing on sensory processing activities and social skills training. Ages 8-12.

PROMPT and Play
July 17-21
This is an  intensive group speech therapy camp  utilizing the PROMPT facilitation technique. This camp is appropriate for a variety of diagnoses including apraxia, dysarthria and autism spectrum. Ages 4-7.

Visit our Summer Camps page for more details on camp opportunities for 2017. 
Now Available: 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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