Tag Archives: Speech Therapy

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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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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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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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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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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I Became a Speech Therapist
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I Became a Speech Therapist The gift of helping children communicate has become an amazing journey by Andrea Quinn, M.S., C.C.C. – Director of Speech and Language Department Sometimes the strangest memories stay with us a life time. In high … 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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