Autism Friendly Business Initiative

Autism Friendly Bussiness Intiviative

Autism Friendly Business Initiative LogoThe Autism Friendly Business Initiative or AFBI strives to make Louisville an autism friendly community by training local businesses in the areas of autism awareness, understanding, and acceptance. The process to become a level one Autism Friendly Business is simple and only takes about 10 minutes. Via a 10 minute online course, AFBI encourages businesses to understand general concepts such as what is autism, what the spectrum may look like, and appropriate and inappropriate ways to respond. 

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Occupational Therapy Scope of Practice

Occupational Therapy Scope of Practice

Occupational Therapy Rules!The scope of practice includes the domain (what is treated) and process (how it is treated) of occupational therapy services. The domain of occupational therapy is the everyday life activities (occupations) that people find meaningful and purposeful. Within this domain, occupational therapy services enable clients to engage in their everyday life activities in their desired roles, context, and life situations. The occupations in which clients engage occur throughout the lifespan and include:

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June Gardening

June Gardening

It's not too late to plant! Teach your kids about growing while building responsibility with this sensory rich experience. Whether an indoor or outdoor plant, your child will love the feeling that they grew something!

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Special Stands

Special Strands Hair Salon

Mallory Head is the owner/master stylist at Special Strands Hair Salon, a salon which provides services for children of all abilities, as well as their family and friends. For those young and old, she provides

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I Spy Nature Walk

I Spy Nature Walk Activity

April showers bring May flowers! This month is a beautiful one to spend outside! Create an I Spy scavenger hunt or bingo with your child. This activity helps build

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Way to go Arabella!

Your're a Star! Way to go Arabella!

little girl eating peachings in high chair

Arabella during Feeding Therapy

 

TheraPLACE would like to recognize Arabella for her excellent progress over the past several months, especially in the areas of feeding and expressive communication.  She began her time at TheraPLACE with a very limited diet and concerns with lack of weight gain as well as use of only a few words.  Arabella has greatly increased her diet variety to include things like yogurt, raspberries, mangos, strawberries, blackberries, and peanut butter!  She has  improved significantly in her self-feeding skills and is gaining weight.  Arabella says many more words independently and has began to imitate words she hears.  She says new words during every session and her vocabulary grows all the time!  Her hard work is really paying off—way to go, Arabella!

Speech Therapy Scope of Practice

Speech Therapy Scope of Practice

The overall objective of speech therapy or speech-language pathology services is to optimize individuals' abilities to communicate and swallow, therefore improving quality of life. Speech Language Pathologists (SLPs) are responsible for providing the following services: collaboration with other disciplines for holistic care (i.e. OT and PT),

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