Sibling of an Autistic child

Author Archives for Carolina Therapy Connection

Sibling of an Autistic Child

April 15, 2021
Introducing Melana Griffee Melana Griffee is Carolina Therapy Connection’s Office Support and Community Outreach Coordinator. She also recently completed her Autism certificate designation, granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). Her role is to embrace and encourage our culture within our organization and support our mission being carried out within our… View Article

Autism Awareness

April 1, 2021
What is Autism Awareness Month? In 1970, the Autism Society launched an ongoing nationwide effort to promote autism awareness and assure that all affected by autism are able to achieve the highest quality of life possible.  In 1972, the Autism Society launched the first annual National Autistic Children’s week, which evolved into Autism Acceptance Month… View Article

Tummy Time Tips

March 15, 2021
What is Tummy Time and why is it important? Tummy Time is one of baby’s first exercises—and the most important! It is any period of the day where the child is placed on his or her stomach to play. It is a crucial exercise for baby’s motor, visual, and sensory development. Practicing tummy time helps babies… View Article

Better Speech and Language Center of Goldsboro

March 1, 2021
Carolina Therapy Connection is Partnering with Better Speech and Language Center of Goldsboro! Carolina Therapy Connection is so excited to announce that we are partnering with Better Speech and Language Center in Goldsboro, NC! This partnership will help us better serve the needs of children and their families within and around Wayne County, by providing referrals… View Article

Sensory Sensitivities: What Can I Do?

February 15, 2021
What is Sensory Processing Disorder? Sensory processing disorder occurs when a child (or adult) experiences more than one significant sensory sensitivity that interferes with everyday life. One’s body must first register the arrival of new sensory stimuli in order to process and respond to it. Some kids have poor registration, meaning they have difficulty recognizing… View Article

Staff Spotlight Vlog: Kelly & Melana

February 1, 2021
Welcome Back to our Staff Spotlight Vlog Series Welcome back to another episode of our Staff Spotlight Vlog series! Meet Melana and Kelly, two amazing ladies who work at our recently opened New Bern clinic! They have been working hard to reach out to the community to make connections and get viable information for meeting the… View Article

Carolina Therapy Connection Expands to New Bern

January 18, 2021
Carolina Therapy Connection Strives to Meet the Demand in Eastern NC For over 10 years, Carolina Therapy Connection has embodied a vision of being the regional leader of skilled professionals providing diverse, collaborative services for children and their families. After growing from about 25 families in the first year of the practice, to over 1600… View Article

Staff Spotlight Vlog: Physical Therapists

November 18, 2020
Staff Spotlight Vlog: Physical Therapists Time to have some fun and learn more about our team here at Carolina Therapy Connection! Go behind the scenes to get a glimpse of our culture and meet our work family. During this episode of our new Staff Spotlight Vlog series, meet our pediatric physical therapists: Jessica, Lauren and… View Article

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

October 21, 2020
What is AAC? AAC stands for augmentative and alternative communication. So, what exactly does this mean? In short, it is any type of communication that replaces or aides natural/verbal speech. Most often people think of AAC as a big fancy communication device with voice output, but it is so much more than that! We all… View Article

Carolina Therapy Connection Becomes First Certified Autism Center™ in Eastern NC

October 1, 2020
Carolina Therapy Connection in Greenville is now the first Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) in Eastern NC! Carolina Therapy Connection is now the first Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) in Eastern North Carolina. The CAC designation is granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). This certification requires staff to complete autism-specific training… View Article