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Author: Lindsey Cooper, MA, CCC-SLP

Autism Acceptance Month: Words Matter

April 13, 2021  |  Pediatric Therapy  |  By Lindsey Cooper, MA, CCC-SLP

April is Autism Acceptance Month. You may have previously heard this month referred to as Autism Awareness Month. Acceptance versus awareness. What’s the difference between these two terms, and does it really matter which we use? What’s the difference? Autism Awareness Month originated in April 1970 by the Autism Society. At that time, 1 in […]

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Connecting through Coaching: How Parent Coaching and Education Can Build Caregivers’ Capacity

April 16, 2020  |  Pediatric Therapy  |  By Lindsey Cooper, MA, CCC-SLP

The Encompass Pediatric Therapy Team has been providing services exclusively through teletherapy since late March 2020. Teletherapy has provided a steep learning curve for many of us—remember when “Zoom” wasn’t even in our vocabulary? This new service delivery method has also revealed some lovely opportunities for our therapy sessions to evolve and grow. One of […]

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Teletherapy: Connecting at a Distance

March 9, 2020  |  Pediatric Therapy  |  By Lindsey Cooper, MA, CCC-SLP

Schedule conflicts. Illnesses in the family. Inclement weather. There are many reasons why families might need to cancel their child’s therapy appointment. Sometimes rescheduling the appointment is a perfect option, and other times it isn’t possible due to the same reasons for the initial cancellation: schedule conflicts, illnesses in the family, or inclement weather. Teletherapy […]

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Holiday Family Dinner Survival Guide

November 26, 2019  |  Behavioral Health, Parenting  |  By Lindsey Cooper, MA, CCC-SLP

For many us, this time of year means togetherness: holiday parties, religious services, get-togethers, and the often-complicated Family Dinner. Family Dinners can be especially stressful, and not just because you’re concerned about overcooking the turkey or having perfectly clean baseboards. Family Dinners often put a spotlight on child behavior at the dinner table, and with […]

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Holiday Closures at the Pediatric Therapy Clinic

November 12, 2019  |  News and Announcements  |  By Lindsey Cooper, MA, CCC-SLP

Dear Encompass families, The Encompass Pediatric Therapy Clinic will be closed on the following dates. We invite you to reschedule your missed therapy appointment(s). Thursday, November 28th Friday, November 29th Wednesday, December 25th Thursday, December 26th Friday, December 27th Monday, December 30th Tuesday, December 31st Wednesday, January 1st We will be OPEN for normal hours […]

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Prepare for a Safe and Happy Halloween with Halloween Rules

October 16, 2019  |  Child Development, Parenting, Pediatric Therapy  |  By Lindsey Cooper, MA, CCC-SLP

Halloween: pumpkins, costumes, candy, spooky decorations… As adults, many of us have understood the traditions and customs associated with Halloween for decades. However, imagine being a young child, where the first several years of Halloween celebrations feel new and unfamiliar. It can all be a bit overwhelming! Halloween presents a unique opportunity to discuss safety […]

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