Family Resources

Therapy Moments: Easy Communication Builders

Lianne Kustes (APT Speech Language Pathologist) stopped in this month to share some simple strategies to encourage your child’s communication. These easy tips can help build “therapy” into everyday routines. One of the things I tell parents on a daily basis is to allow your child to try to communicate with you, rather than always […]

Learning Communication Skills through Fun

by Lianne Kustes, Speech-Language Pathologist Working with little ones means that you get to have FUN while teaching them effective ways to communicate and build language skills! Use toys in their “purposeful” way, but also in creative and different ways other than what they are “meant” for. For example: use a bowling set to work […]

November Sensory Processing Support Group

The next support group meeting is Tuesday, November 18, 2014, from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.  Stephanie White with Louisville Family Fun will be at the meeting to share all the fun things that Louisville has to offer our families!  Bring a friend and share the news!  This meeting is for adults only. Meeting location: […]

Your Child and Food: “Picky” or “Selective”?

by Jenny Penland, APT Occupational Therapist             Is mealtime with your child a game of wills rather than a happy family bonding time? Jenny Penland, OT, shares insight that may help you better understand your child’s eating habits and why he or she displays a preference or aversion to certain foods. The theories may surprise […]

Toe Walking – What’s the Big Deal?

  You’ve probably heard someone in the pediatric world mention toe walking. What’s all the buzz about? What is toe walking, and who does it? Should you be concerned if you notice your child toe walking? APT’s very own Amie Caple – PT, DPT walks us through the basics. Toe walking is when a child […]

Sensory Processing Disorder Support Group

  If your child suffers from sensory processing disorder, we encourage you to join the parental support group hosted by Sensory Processing Disorder Group of Louisville. Their mission is to improve the lives of children and adults with Sensory Processing Disorder and their families through research, education and increased global awareness. Meeting location: Diehl Hall,  Friends […]

APT 1st Drop Shop

APT is excited to provide a Drop and Shop, Parent’s Day out for our patient’s and their parents: WHEN: Friday, December 6th TIME: 2 sessions: 9:00am- 12:00pm & 1:00pm – 4:00pm WHERE:  Louisville Office  11513 Commonwealth Drive Louisville, KY 40065 WHY: Who doesn’t need a quick break to get some shopping done! Especially for all […]

Cut the Calorie Guilt out of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving should be a time of celebration. A time of remembering all of the things we have to be thankful for, but while enjoying traditional foods with our family and friends, we still have ways to limit the extra fat and calories. Here are some ways to lighten up Thanksgiving without losing that flavor punch. […]

Happy Fourth of July!!

Prepare for Firework fun!  Fireworks and community festivals are part of our American tradition during the celebration of our nation’s birthday. However, not all of our children will understand or appreciate these events.  Make sure you keep your child’s needs in mind as you plan your activities. #1. Many children do not like large crowds. […]

“By the Brook Spa” Mom’s Retreat

  Are you a mom with a special needs child and you feel alone?  Do you feel like no one understands you and your struggles?  Here is your chance to renew, restore, and refresh on June 22nd-June 23rd at the “By the Brook Spa”.  Rising Above Ministries is hosting this mom’s retreat at the River […]