Author Archives: Phyllis Barrett Samara

Metrowest Nutrition joins us at Barrett April 4th!
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My mission for Barrett Family Wellness Center has always been to dedicate resources to the children and families of those we service to bring about the best possible wellness plan. Our feeding therapy program has grown this year and with … Continue reading

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Food Play Activity – Potato Snowman
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Your Mother may have told you not to play with your food; however, food play can actually bring about a wonderful relationship with food. This week at Barrett our feeding clients are making potato snowman. Why not try it at … Continue reading

Posted in Feeding Therapy, Occupational Therapy, sensory

Report Claims Occupational Therapy (OT) Using Sensory Integration (SI) Provides Better Outcomes
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OT using sensory integration provides better outcomes according to results published November 10th in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.  Barrett Family Wellness Center has been incorporating SI into all of our services for more than a decade and … Continue reading

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Mini Sensory Spaces Help Things Go More Smoothly
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As you fill busy days of the holiday season with extra activities and longer to do lists, things may go more smoothly with your children if you set up mini sensory spaces. For example, If you find you will be … Continue reading

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Creating a Sensory Space at Home – Free Workshop at Barrett
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With the cold weather coming, and children most likely about to spend more time indoors, it is a perfect time to create a special interior space where child(ren) can play while meeting their sensory needs. We would like to invite … Continue reading

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Supporting Those Around Us: Join Us For a Community Fundraiser
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Phyllis Barrett Samara, OTR/L, is the founder of Barrett Family Wellness Center. She is also a Certified Sensory Integration Therapist. Barrett’s dedication to the wellness of the client and their family extends out into the community. We are excited for … Continue reading

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The 5th Annual World Autism Awareness Day:Monday, April 2
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At Barrett, we treat children with Autism disorders everyday through Occupational, Speech and Sensory Integration Therapies.  We have seen the benefits of early diagnosis and the joy in watching children blossom with treatment plans specific to their needs. I was … Continue reading

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Announcing FREE Spring Workshop Series
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We are excited to be able to offer you our Spring 2012 Workshop series for FREE this season. While our therapists include contact time with Parents after EACH session to discuss progress made and home programs to continue improvements between … Continue reading

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