Making Sense of Our Experiences

Categories for Autism

Making “Sense” of Our Experiences

July 16, 2021
The Pyramid of Learning The Pyramid of Learning was was developed by Occupational Therapist Kathleen Taylor and Special Educator Maryann Trott. The Pyramid of Learning is an easy-to-understand illustration that depicts a general idea of a child’s foundational skills, and what other skills build upon those. Think about it: You can’t place stones on the top… View Article

Neuro-diverse Hangout Night

July 5, 2021
Carolina Therapy Connection’s First Neuro-diverse Hangout Night! Carolina Therapy Connection is so excited to announce that our first neuro-diverse hangout night will be on July 15th at 6:30 PM. This all inclusive hangout group is designed for pre-teens/young adults interested in engaging in shared experiences, positive peer relations and having fun! Leading this awesome group… 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

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



Using Sensory Rooms With Guidance from an Occupational Therapist

February 27, 2020
Sensory Rooms Sensory gyms and sensory rooms are becoming more popular, and this is great news for children who have sensory concerns.  Sensory input can be very therapeutic for children with ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Sensory Processing Disorder, when carried out in a controlled and intentional manner.  When used appropriately, specific types of sensory feedback… View Article

What Are Sensory Gyms And Why Are They an Important Role in Your Child’s Therapy?

December 16, 2019
Sensory Gyms and their Importance in Therapy   The joys and challenges of parenting are apparent, no matter what your child’s abilities. However, when your child has a sensory processing disorder (SPD), you face a set of challenges other parents do not. Everyday life settings often do not accommodate children with SPD. Some children who… View Article

Certified Autism Specialist

February 28, 2019
We are proud to celebrate Laurel’s certification as an Autism Specialist!    What is a Certified Autism Specialist?   Laurel is one of our amazing speech language therapists who has voluntarily worked towards becoming a Certified Autism Specialist in order to further develop her skill set in helping treat individuals with autism. A Certified Autism… View Article