Success Stories

Sharing a meal with Maverick - Sage Care Feeding Therapy

Sharing a Meal with Maverick

May 11, 2015

Prematurely born babies like Maverick, who was born at 28 weeks often demonstrate a need for feeding therapy. Maverick is currently diagnosed with severe oral/pharyngeal Dysphagia and has a history of silent aspiration and respiratory distress syndrome. Initially, he would gag and throw up with any touch to his lips or mouth and would never allow attempts to take a bottle. After receiving speech therapy services, Maverick is now able to tolerate oral stimulation consistently with no gagging or vomiting. Read More ...

Ashlyn’s Occupational Therapy Success!

June 25, 2014

Ashlyn is a 4 year old girl with developmental delays, decreased strength in her upper body, and delayed visual motor integration skills. Here she is with her Occupational Therapist, Dee. She is completing an obstacle course and tracing and copying 3-4 letters on a vertical surface (paper on wall) to work on her upper body/gross motor strength and visual motor integration. She’s made excellent progress since she’s been in Pediatric Occupational Therapy. Go Ashlyn! ...

Speech Therapy Helps Nancy Communicate!

March 14, 2014

Speech Therapy Nancy is an 8 year old girl with a silly sense of humor, a hint of stubbornness and supportive family. She receives speech therapy with Sage Care. Her therapist, Lindsey, MA/CCC-SLP, works with her to develop communication strategies. She was given a diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy at birth. She has difficulty communicating orally due to lack of motor coordination with her oral musculature due to the CP.  She received a Voice Output Device from Dynavox this past Fall and Read More ...

A Real Breakthrough!

December 17, 2013

With speech therapy, even children who don’t have a traditional way of speaking can clearly communicate. D. is an 8 year old who cannot speak. He uses a computerized communication device to make simple requests and comments. He can also answer questions about his basic personal information. But, recently, he used his device to tell each of his parents he loved them for the first time. So that they would clearly understand his meaning, after using his communication device to Read More ...

speech therapy, autism, non-verbal, communication, special needs

Joseph and his Amazing Success Story with Speech Therapy

November 19, 2013

Every so often a success story comes from one of our therapists when working with her kids. We want to share these stories with everyone because they so beautifully illustrate what can be done when parents, advocates, therapists, and families work together to help make things possible. Please leave a comment below and share the story so more people can read about Joseph’s amazing success story with speech therapy! Joseph is a 6 year old with autism who has received Read More ...