As he built a road for his toy cars, 4-year-old Wesley Radebaugh had not one but two friendly playmates by his side. The playmates were occupational therapist Lindsay Ripple and speech therapist Emily Waler, who find working together with Wesley to be a more natural and effective way to help him develop his skills. Wesley’s […]
For kids with significant developmental delays, such as 4-year-old Jocelyn, the process of getting school ready is much more involved than gathering the necessary supplies and selecting the perfect backpack. To help Jocelyn and other children with severe speech and language problems, a speech pathologist and occupational therapist at Akron Children’s Hospital developed a summer pilot group to help pre-K kids with augmentative communication devices get ready for school.