July 2019
Featured Blog Post
Why It's Vital to Read Books to a Young Child (and How to Do It)

When you read books to a young child, it encourages bonding, may calm your child, and promotes communication and longer attention span. Young children who are exposed to reading early often love learning and do well in school later. Books can also help children make sense of new and unfamiliar situations.

In  this month's featured blog post, we share five age-appropriate how to's and tips for reading books to a young child, so they will get the most benefit out of the experience.
Check Out Our New Shop!

Our therapists often recommend products to our families to support your children's goals outside of the therapy environment. Kid's Creek has teamed up with Amazon to offer many of these products directly through our website. Visit kidscreektherapy.com/shop to view the available occupational, physical, and speech therapy products.

Have questions? Talk to your child's therapist about specific recommendations for your child.
Only a Few Sessions Remain in our 2019 Summer Camps & Clubs!

Once again, Kid's Creek will offer summer camps! Planned camps and dates are as follows.

The Friendship Club
A Social Skills Camp
July 29- Aug 1
In this fun and interactive camp, our friends will learn how to read facial expressions and nonverbal cues, how to recognize social cues about when to join in groups, how to make and keep friends, how to best cooperate and study feelings, and how to express feelings appropriately. Friendship Club friends will also participate in role-playing, games, brainstorming, decision making, activities that promote empathy and self-control, and more. 
Ages 8-11. 
Cost: $300

Sew Much Fun!
July 15-19
Come join us for a week of creativity and fun through sewing, art, and math! This camp will engage the mind and reinforce hand-eye coordination through hand sewing. Campers will learn basic hand sewing and art skills to be able to create their own quilt squares while using 4th-6th grade math principles. From there, campers will be guided in ways to create their own hand sewing masterpieces whether pillows, bags, animal friends, or wall hangings. Every camper will leave with something they have created. This camp is not just for girls - boys love the ability to create with their hands, too! Campers will need to have a sense of safety awareness, basic scissor skills, and be trustworthy with a dull needle.  Ages 8-13. Cost: $300

Avengers Super Heroes and Social Skills
July 22-27
Calling all super heroes! We are forming an Avengers alliance to explore social skills. Join us as we journey through some amazing sensory and social adventures! An exciting camp experience focusing on sensory processing activities and social skills training.  Ages 8-11.  Cost: $300

Visit our Summer Camps page for more details on camp opportunities for 2019. 
Get to Know You: Toula McCarty

In Get to Know You, we ask our staff a few questions to give our families a peek into who they are as people, not simply providers. This month's Get to Know You features Physical Therapist Toula McCarty.

Who is your hero? Socrates

What is your favorite thing about your career? My interaction with children

What is your proudest accomplishment? I taught myself the English language

Have you ever had a nickname? What is it? "Toulitsa"

Who would you want to play you in a movie of your life? Irene Pappas

What three items would you take with you on a deserted island? The book of Psalms, water, chocolate

If you had to describe yourself as an animal, which one would it be? I like all the animals, however I like to remain the person whom I am destined to be.
Last Chance to Book Summer
Intensive Speech Programs!

Kid's Creek Therapy is happy to offer Speech Connections, intensive speech therapy programs. 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 below and  visit our Intensive Program page  for downloadable brochures as well as information for Traveling Families.

July 22-26 is the only remaining available week for this summer, but we are scheduling now for fall.

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.

Call us at 770-888-5221 or inquire at the front desk for more information
about our Speech Connections program.

Help Spread the Word About Kid's Creek!
Over the years, many of you have referred friends and family members to Kid's Creek - THANK YOU! We are thrilled that you trust us to treat your children. Would you mind taking a few minutes to support us by leaving a review on one or more of the following sites? 

Click each link to go directly to the Kid's Creek listing!

Do you know a child who needs our help? Let their parents know that we offer  FREE CONSULTATIONS and SCREENINGS . Many people are looking for a speech, occupational, or physical therapist for their child, and want to find a place that not only produces results, but values both the child and his/her family.
To refer a friend, have them mention your name and we'll take care of the rest. Plus, you will receive a Starbucks gift card for our refer-a-friend award program! 

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