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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SHARE - Special Needs Help Finding Activities and Recreational Events

This month TheraPLACE’s spotlight is on the Facebook Group SHARE-Special Needs Help Finding Activities and Recreational Events. When Donna Bleuel McGraw, the founder of SHARE,

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Core Strength Important for my Child

Why is Core Strength Important for my Child?

 

First let's define core strength- it is the development of the abdomen and back muscles that stabilize, align, and move the trunk of the body in space. Poor core strength can negatively impact a lot of our other skills and abilities, including:

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Understanding Your Child’s Sensory System

Understanding Your Child's Sensory System

We all experience the world through sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch. We also use two more senses that aren’t talked about as often: proprioception (awareness of your body in space) and the vestibular sense (the inner ear processes information about movement, gravity, and balance). Each sense is not experienced equally. For example, if your child seeks sensory input in one category that does not necessarily mean they will seek input in other categories the same way. Some people react when just a little stimulus is given and others need a lot of stimuli to react.

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The Yellow Dot Program

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A Free Program to Assist First Responders

The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety is offering a new program designed to help ensure the safety and well-being of individuals with variety of medical conditions following a car crash.  Titled The Yellow Dot Program, this program alerts first responders at the crash scenes to critical medical about a rider in the vehicle. The program is free for to all Kentucky residents.

How The Program Works

1) Obtain your Yellow Dot information packet from our front office at TheraPLACE.

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TheraPLACE Learning Center is Adding Music Therapy as an Additional Method to Help Children

TheraPLACE Learning Center is Adding Music Therapy as an Additional Method to Help Children

Music Therapy LOUISVILLE, Ky. – (September 7, 2016) – TheraPLACE Learning Center is pleased to announce the addition of music therapy. Bailey Carter, clinical coordinator of the Music Therapy Clinic at the University of Louisville, is working in conjunction with TheraPLACE Learning Center to launch the new therapy. Sign-ups for sessions are now available for interested participants and the sessions will last from 30 minutes to 1 hour. The sessions are customized for a child’s need and parental preference.

Music therapy is the clinical and evidence based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic environment.  Music therapy is also fun and intrinsically motivating for children.  During therapy, the musical experience facilitates improvement in

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