Feeding Therapy: It’s Not Just About Swallowing

Course Description: This interactive workshop not only addresses the foundations for eating – the core knowledge of pediatric feeding therapy – but addresses carry-over to the home and school environments as a crucial component to long term success. Learn how to create a supportive atmosphere for eating through optimal positioning, respecting the child’s sensory system […]

Independent Living Inc. Pediatric Therapy Hosts: Articulation, Phonology, and Motor Speech Disorders | SLP & CFY

When: Saturday, November 12, 2011 from 8:30am to 12:20pm Where: ILI Citrus Park Outpatient Clinic 6508 Gunn Hwy Tampa, FL Who Should Attend: All Speech-Language Pathologists Price: Free for all ILI SLP and CFY’s; small fee for non-ILI employed therapists Continued Education Units (CEU): 4 contact hours Presenter: Melissa P., SLP, Citrus Park Clinic She […]

What is Stuttering? What causes Stuttering? How to treat Stuttering.

Understanding Stuttering What is stuttering? Stuttering is more than just stuttering. It arises due to an interaction among several factors that are affected by both the child’s genes and their environment: Language Skills for formulating messages (planning) Motor Skills for producing rapid and precise speech (producing) Temperament for reacting to disruptions in speech (reacting & […]

November 5-6. 2011: Cued Speech Initiative @ USF

The Cued Speech Initiative @ Cued Speech Explained… The National Cued Speech Association defines Cued Speech as a visual communication system that uses eight handshapes in four different placements near the face in combination with the mouth movements of speech to make the sounds of spoken language look different from each other. Cued Speech chart. […]

Watch & Listen to Dr. Greenspan Discuss Topics of Interest to Parents & Professionals

Dr. Stanley Greenspan Video Lectures In a series of 10 video lectures recorded between 2005 and 2009. The video lectures are available for viewing now, for only $75. Topics include: Early signs of ASD Older children and adults with ASD Raising the ceiling The CDC-ICDL report The do’s and don’ts of early intervention Attention, OCD […]

ILI Visits Island Dolphin Care for Children with Special Needs

Our very own Director of Physical Therapy, Chantel Hietler, recently visited Island Dolphin Care which was developed to help children with special needs and their families. Island Dolphin Care started with 4 kids, and now has more than 1,200 kids participate in it’s camps every year. Here is her story: I recently took a trip […]

ILI’s September 2011 Featured Educational Toy: Mr. Potato Head!

Mr. Potato Head is a fantastic toy our therapists use to encourage speech-language, social skills, fine motor, and sensory processing development in children with special needs. To encourage clear speech sounds, our Speech-Language Pathologists focus on the beginning sounds in words to promote age-appropriate articulation skills in children. For example: “na-na-na-nose, ma-ma-ma-mouth, tee-tee-tee-teeth, sh-sh-sh-shoes” all […]

iPad Coming to Our Clinics for Children with Special Needs!

Independent Living Inc. Pediatric Therapy is proud to announce Apple’s iPad is coming to our pediatric therapy clinics. We have named a few therapists to specialize in special education iPad apps built specifically to help in the development of children with special needs including: autism, cerebral palsy, down syndrome, apraxia, and other diagnoses. Sign up […]

CEU Self-Study: iPad and Autism: A Match Made in Heaven

iPad and Autism: A Match Made in Heaven Technology, especially computers, have contributed to the communication and aid in learning for those with autism. The iPad, like most computers, has proven to be an effective tool for the vast spectrum of autism. This self-study will help you learn how to use the iPad your students […]

Free eBook for Speech-Language Pathologists!

Teaching Strategies That Really WorkFor Speech Therapists and Special Educators DOWNLOAD THE FREE E-BOOK NOW! You are sure to gain remarkable insight from this e-book! A collection of tips and pointers from teachers and therapists who share strategies that work for them. We also asked adults with special needs to give one piece of advice […]