Category Archives: sensory

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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Barrett Pediatric Therapists Offer “Toy-Tested” Holiday Gift Suggestions for 2016

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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I Became a Speech Therapist to Specialize in Feeding and Swallowing
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Most speech therapists are drawn to our field by the idea of helping someone communicate.  I know that’s what I initially thought the role of a speech therapist was about when I entered school.  However, I was greatly impacted the … Continue reading

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10 Fun Food Activities
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10 Fun Food Activities That Will Get Your Child Interacting with the Food You Already Have in Your Cabinet  Make a dry pasta picture  Play in a bucket of dry cereal (you can use small cars, dump trucks, or even toy … Continue reading

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Games in Speech Therapy
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Just about any kind of game can be used as a tool to help treat speech delays or disorders.  The trick always lies in how you present, play and control each game you play. When I work with graduate students, … Continue reading

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Assistive Technology for Speech Therapy at Barrett
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At Barrett, we meet with many children who are working hard to express themselves. A lot of our friends use words, but many are non-verbal.   We have found assistive technology such as Boardmaker®and Proloquo2Go™ to be extremely effective tools to … 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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Sneaky Vegetables?
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Ashley Bade Cronin RD, LDN, CSP, Metrowest Nutrition (www.metrowestnutrition.com)  is now available at Barrett in Northborough on Fridays.  To set up an appointment with her, please contact her directly at ashley@metrowestnutrition.com or by calling 617-332-2282. As a pediatric dietitian I … 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

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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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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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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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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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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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