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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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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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Congratulations to Our New Full Time Speech Therapist
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My name is Olivia Howley, and I am the new full time Speech Therapist at the Barrett Family Wellness Center. I have seven years of speech therapy experience. I completed graduate studies in Speech-Language Pathology at Worcester State College. Throughout … 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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Stuttering
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Many people have an idea of what stuttering is and sounds like. However, the silence, delays and pauses associated with someone who stutters can cause others to be uncomfortable and wondering how to respond. Although everyone is different, here are … Continue reading

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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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“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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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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Sharks, Fish, and Oceans in a Bottle!
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Preschool Playtime:Ocean Theme: May 16, 2012 To watch a Windows Media Video about Preschool Playtime, Click Here. To watch a YouTube Video version, Click Here. Each session of Preschool Playtime has a fun theme which distracts the children enough to … 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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May is Better Speech and Hearing Month
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Did you know that May is Better Speech and Hearing Month? The following is a press release put out by The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) that I thought might be of interest to you. CELEBRATE BETTER HEARING AND SPEECH MONTH … Continue reading

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Construction Trucks, Course, and Tracks!
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Preschool Playtime: Construction Theme: May 2, 2012 To watch a Windows Media Video about Preschool Playtime, Click Here. To watch a YouTube Video version, Click Here. Each session of Preschool Playtime has a fun theme which distracts the children enough … 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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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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Strength, Balance and Breath
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Creative Yoga (ages 4-7) is a 7 week program meeting Saturdays from 1-2pm. The current session is full and running from March 3 – April 14, 2012. If you are interested in attending our next session, please call to register … 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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