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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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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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My Speech Quilt
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When I reflect on my career as a speech therapist over the past 9 years, I think of not just one favorite moment but many favorite moments. I think of these moments like squares all weaved into one unique “speech … Continue reading

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Happy Better Hearing & Speech Month!
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“Communication Takes Care” is the theme for this year’s awareness month. As a speech and language pathologist, I can tell you that there is no truer statement than that, communication does take care. In life we often take for granted … 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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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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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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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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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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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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