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Barrett Pediatric Therapists Offer “Toy-Tested” Holiday Gift Suggestions for 2017

Toys We Play with Every Day Barrett Pediatric Therapists Offer “Toy-Tested” Holiday Gift Suggestions If you ask a child why they go to Barrett Family Wellness Center, their response may very well be “to play!” Much of our pediatric occupational … Continue reading

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VIDEO: We Asked Therapists, Why Barrett?

We asked a few speech therapists to share their thoughts on Barrett Family Wellness Center. They discussed the varied environment options for different ages (sensory gym, kitchen, fine motor room, therapy room); the cross-over options with sessions and groups; and … Continue reading

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On Air with Barrett and Lady Law WTAG Radio

On November 12, 2016, Phyllis Barrett Samara (Owner of Barrett Family Wellness Center) and Andrea Quinn (Speech Director at Barrett) joined Lady Law Host of Legal Ease, Attorney Allyson Cohen for four radio segments that aired on WTAG Radio 580 … Continue reading

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Giving a Voice

by Melissa Warner, M.S., C.C.C. I have the most rewarding, amazing job in the world. My job enables me to give a voice (whether through speech, gestures, signs, or augmentative communication options) to those who have trouble finding it on … Continue reading

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Every Day and Every Child is Different

by Amanda Nemeth, M.Ed., C.C.C. I love my job. The most rewarding thing about my job is watching children progress from a limited means of communicating to using full sentences. I have students who I have worked with since they … Continue reading

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What I love About Being a Speech Therapist

by Amy Dorfman, M.S., C.C.C. I love working with families and teaching strategies to parents so they can feel more confident in helping their child with a speech-language delay become a better communicator.

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Playing Speech

by Shannon Sullivan, M.A., C.C.C. I feel very fortunate to work as a speech pathologist in such an important and rewarding field. The children and families I work with amaze me every day and I am always proud of their … Continue reading

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Sensory Focus Magazine Reviews Barrett’s First Children’s Sensory Book
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Sensory Focus Magazine has just done a full-page review on Barrett’s first children’s sensory book Applesauce Grows on Trees in their Spring 2015 issue. Check it out by CLICKING HERE!  

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Barrett Pediatric Therapists Offer “Toy-Tested” Holiday Gift Suggestions for 2014

Toys We Play with Every Day Barrett Pediatric Therapists Offer “Toy-Tested” Holiday Gift Suggestions If you ask a child why they go to Barrett Family Wellness Center, their response may very well be “to play!” Much of our pediatric occupational … Continue reading

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Language Development Research at Harvard Seeking Participation
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We were contacted by Harvard University Lab for Developmental Studies as they are seeking both typically developing and children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD/AS) for a study of language development. If this is of interest to you, session details and … Continue reading

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Barrett’s Summer Schedule Preference Form – Current Clients Only
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It’s time again to start planning our summer schedule for current clients. If you are not interested in being scheduled for the summer please email admin@barrettfamilywellness.com. Current Clients – Please give us your Summer Schedule Preferences by Sunday, May 25th. … Continue reading

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Barrett Pediatric Therapists Offer “Toy-Tested” Holiday Gift Suggestions
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Toys We Play with Every Day Barrett Pediatric Therapists Offer “Toy-Tested” Holiday Gift Suggestions If you ask a child why they go to Barrett Family Wellness Center, their response may very well be “to play!” Much of our pediatric occupational … Continue reading

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“What is Autism” Free Workshop at Barrett Family Wellness Center

We hope you can join us for a free workshop being offered by Barrett called “What is Autism?”.  It will be held Tuesday, October 24, 2013 from 6:30-8:30pm.  For more information, please check out the attached video.  To register, please … Continue reading

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Now Registering for Fall Social Groups at Barrett

We are now registering for fall social groups – running 40 minutes a visit, for 7 weeks, Saturdays, September 7th through October 19th. These multi-sensory skill building groups were created to help children develop age-appropriate social, play and language proficiencies … Continue reading

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Autism Insurance and Mass Health – Time Sensitive Material

Thank you to the parent who just alerted us to the attached article.  We thought it may be of interest to other families at Barrett.  Please read the attached for details. arica MassHealth premium assistance

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Personalized Visual Schedule Boards Now Available to You at Barrett
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Every child learns how to schedule their time differently.  For some, a visual schedule board is a wonderful resource to keep everyone on track.  So many parents have asked us how to implement schedule boards for home use that we … Continue reading

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Barrett’s Feeding Therapy: A Cooperative Approach
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As parents, we have all had our mealtime battles with children. We introduce healthy foods. We coax, we season, we may even disguise foods that we haven’t had success with in an attempt to get them into growing bodies. For … Continue reading

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Barrett’s Summer Sensory Game Begins! First Suggestion: Water Playtime
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From June 25th to August 25th, each time you submit a video, picture, or post of your child’s sensory play to Barrett’s facebook page, your child’s name will be entered into that week’s prize raffle for an ice cream cone … Continue reading

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The Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation is Requesting Help
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The last chance for inclusion of Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) in the revised Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5) has arrived. The American Psychiatric Association (APA) has announced the third and final opportunity for public feedback. The Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation … Continue reading

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Seeking Helpers for This Summer’s Sensory Game!

Would your child/ren like to be helpers by spending a few minutes to demonstrate, on video, how to do a sensory activity?  We will be filming these “How To Videos” this spring for use in this Summer’s Sensory Game.  If … Continue reading

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FREE Trial Classes for Preschool Playtime – April 25th and April 26th
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Free Trial classes for Preschool Playtime Being Offered: (Ages 2.5 – 3.5) Wednesday, April 25th from 9:15-10 AM (Ages 3.5 – 5) Thursday, April 26th from 9:15-10 AM Pre-registration is required by calling 508-898-2688. Register now…Space is limited! For a … Continue reading

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Open House at Barrett, Saturday, April 14th from 10AM-Noon
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Please join us at Barrett’s Annual Open House on Saturday, April 14th from 10 AM -noon!!! We will play in our 1,000 sf sensory gym, take a center-wide scavenger hunt, and have a raffle giveaway! No need to pre-register, just … Continue reading

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Yoga Anyone?
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Creative Yoga is a new program at Barrett for children ages 4 to 7.  It will run Saturdays, March 3 – April 14th from 1-2PM.  To watch a short video about it, please click one of the links below.  If you … Continue reading

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Free Trial Classes for Winter Preschool Playtime (December 14th & 15th)
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Winter Preschool Playtime (6 week sessions) Come play in our 1,000 sf sensory gym filled with toys and suspension equipment! Where: 107 Otis Street, Northborough Minimum of 4, Maximum of 6 Cost: $100/child for each six week session ($90/child if … Continue reading

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A Video Invitation to our Introduction to Sensory Integration Workshop
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We hope you will join us for an Introduction to Sensory Integration Workshop on Tuesday, November 15, 2011, from 6:30PM – 8:30PM at Barrett Family Wellness Center, 107 Otis Street, Northborough, MA.  Please register at 508-898-2688.  Click here for your video … Continue reading

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Barrett Begins Blogging!
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We are excited to offer you commentary from our staff on current topics and issues across all our service areas.  If there is something you are particularly interested in hearing about, please feel free to send your topic ideas to info@barrettfamilywellness.com.  Please … Continue reading

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