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Teaching Your Child to Tie Their Shoes

June 17, 2021

Why is learning to tie shoes so important?   Parents typically think about tying shoes just before, or around Kindergarten. However, many children are around age 6 or older when they are ready to learn this task. This is because this task requires fine motor skills of dexterity, in-hand manipulation, and bilateral coordination. That is why… View Article


Now Offering Free Screenings!

June 1, 2021

What is a Screening? A screening for occupational therapy, speech-language therapy and/or physical therapy is a quick 10-15 minute discussion or observation of your child for potential areas of developmental concern. A screening may be over the phone, zoom or in person. A screening is used to determine whether your child may or may not… View Article


Apraxia and PROMPT

May 16, 2021

May is Apraxia Awareness Month According to Apraxia Kids, for the first time, the entire month of May has been designated Apraxia Awareness Month and corresponds with May is Better Hearing and Speech Month, sponsored by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Childhood Apraxia of Speech is a motor speech disorder in which a child knows… View Article


Better Speech and Hearing Month

May 3, 2021

What is Better Speech and Hearing Month? Better Hearing and Speech Month (BHSM) was founded in 1927, by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). The aim of Better Speech and Hearing Month is to raise awareness around both speech and hearing problems while encouraging people to take a look at their own speech and hearing and… View Article


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