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  • Recognizing Signs of Sensory Processing Problems
    Sometimes the signs of sensory-based problems are not so obvious. It's easy to spot when there's a huge tantrum over a clothing tab, or flat-out refusal to eat anything crunchy. Read more
  • Fireworks! Autism Spectrum, Social Interaction and IM!
    Fireworks! Autism Spectrum, Social Interaction and IM! (A story from an OTR/L who utilizes IM at her facility) Children who are on the Autism Spectrum generally have great difficulty with their Read more
  • Attention Issues Can Make Back to School Stressful
    By now, your children are back in school and fully integrated into the “school routine.” (Of course, sometimes that’s harder for the parents than for the kiddos!)  But for some Read more
  • Concussion Facts
    Symptoms Of A Concussion Usually self-diagnosable Symptoms may include headache, confusion, lack of coordination, memory loss, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, ringing in the ears, sleepiness, and excessive fatigue. People may experience: Headache: can be persistent Read more
  • Concussions Linked To Suicide
    Concussions Cause Increase In Suicide/Depression While concussions have gained attention for their link to dementia, did you know they also increase the risk for suicide? Just one concussion can triple the long-term Read more
  • Occupational Therapy
    oc·cu·pa·tion·al  ther·a·py     noun a form of therapy for those recuperating from physical or mental issues that encourages rehabilitation through the performance of activities required in daily life. Occupational therapy practitioners Read more
  • Overmedicating ADHD
    CDC warns that Americans may be overmedicating youngest children with ADHD U.S. health officials are urging parents of preschoolers with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to try behavior therapy first before trying drugs Read more
  • Autistic Artist Shares His World of Vibrant Colors
    Painter with Autism Channels his Personal Experience of Color "Autism … offers a chance for us to glimpse an awe-filled vision of the world that might otherwise pass us by." Read more
  • Sensory Processing Disorder's Affects On Children At School
    Sensory Processing Disorder and Your Child: Your daughter’s second grade teacher calls to say she’s concerned about some of her behaviors in school:  She can’t sit still through a half-hour lesson and Read more
  • Many Faces Of Autism
    The Many Faces Of Autism Since photographer Angela McLaughlin's 5-year-old son, Caleb, was diagnosed with autism a year ago, the mom of four says she's been surprised by the misconceptions and Read more
  • World Autism Awareness Day - April 2nd
    World Autism Awareness Day - April 2nd Background Autism is a lifelong neurological condition that manifests during early childhood, irrespective of gender, race or socio-economic status. The term Autism Spectrum refers Read more
  • World Autism Awareness Day - April 2nd
    Background Autism is a lifelong neurological condition that manifests during early childhood, irrespective of gender, race or socio-economic status. The term Autism Spectrum refers to a range of characteristics. Appropriate Read more
  • Soccer Player To Donate Brain To Concussion Research
    She may have retired from soccer, but Brandi Chastain has never stopped looking for ways to contribute to sports. Recently, that's meant collaborating with Chris Nowinski, executive director of the Read more
  • Spotting Brain Injury In Your Child
    Spotting Brain Injury Keeping children and teens healthy and safe is always a top priority. Children and teens who show or report one or more of the signs and symptoms listed Read more
  • Motor Delay News
    Motor Delays: Early Identification and Evaluation  Information Source http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/ Introduction The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends developmental surveillance at all preventive care visits and standardized developmental screening for motor delay of all children Read more
  • ADHD Children Need Their Sleep
    Research shows that the ability of ADHD children to stay attentive and vigilant significantly worsened after losing less than 60 minutes of sleep each night for a week. Researchers indicate that Read more

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  • ""Before we found Connections, we had tried everything for our son - OT, PT, nutrition, other chiropractors, ST, aquatic therapy . . . we were at our wit's end and ready to resign ourselves to having a son with Asperger's. Dinner time was chaos, he was violent towards me and my daughter, and tantrums were a daily tribulation."
    8yo, Asperger's
  • "Here is what we have seen in Sarah since June 2012:

    Improved balance and coordination – can now walk the entire driveway without holding onto my hand

    Greatly improved vision. Sarah could not match anything accurately before – the items were beside, under, “close by” but never matched right on top. Thanks!"
    18yo, CP and Autism
  • "Aley suffered from constant headaches and focus issues for a year after receiving a concussion in her sporting event. After seeing multiple medical professionals the only options presented to us were medications for the headaches and ADHD medication for the attention and focus issues. We were blessed to casually run into Dr. Jackson. After therapy at Connections Aley is now headache free and has no issues with focusing. Her processing and reaction time have also improved greatly!"
    Teenager, Post Concussion