Hi there, it’s Lisa and Natalie, the owners of Speech Therapy Solutions.
We are writing today to share our thoughts and plans surrounding COVID-19. We are trying to, as individually as possible, email all of our patients while abiding by our HIPPA Privacy Act. Please know we are trying to reach everyone in the coming days.
First and foremost, the safety of our families, therapists, staff is our number one priority. So far, our team has spent time preparing, researching and trying making as concrete of a plan as possible.
Here’s what we’re doing to ensure everyone’s safety:
- We’re adding flexibility to our 24-hour cancellation policy.
If you feel any symptoms that overlap with COVID-19 or if you’ve
traveled to a high-risk area recently, please stay home and we’ll
reschedule your session.
- Time in between sessions will be extended in order for the therapists to sanitize themselves, their therapy room and their materials.
We’re increasing sanitization & good habits. We have spent time in each clinic using Lysol, Clorox and other chemicals to keep our space clean for our families. We’ve also equipped our team with an extensive amount of Lysol wipes and spray to help in between sessions and we are of course encouraging frequent handwashing. If you come to the clinic, please help your child wash their hands before and after sessions.
- Please limit the amount of people you bring to sessions. One adult per child please. You are welcome to wait in your car or outdoors if the weather permits.
a grandparent typically accompanies you to sessions, please advise
anyone 60 years or older to stay home and stay safe and healthy.
- If your therapist comes to your home, it will be our recommendation that she will not bring in any toys for
the next few weeks to reduce the risk of increased likelihood to spread
germs. If she doesnt already, please show your SLP to the nearest sink
where you can provider her with soap and water to wash her hands upon
entering your home and post session.
As a team, we’re not 100% sure what the next few weeks or months will look like. I’d like to believe that we’ll be able to continue sessions and keep everyone safe, but we are following this outbreak closely and want to what is best for everyone. Many of our therapists have openings on Fridays for rescheduled appointments so we will hopefully be able to offer make ups to any missed sessions over the next few weeks over some Fridays in the coming months. Please dont hesitate to reach out to your SLP if you would like some home recommendations as well. But as of today, we are still open and taking every precaution to keep everyone safe and healthy!
It is our goal to provide a nurturing and welcoming community environment where children and their families feel at home. We feel that by fostering this community & family relationship, it will enable the children to grow and flourish. We currently provide services to children from 0-21 years of age. Our mission is to educate families in the importance of motor development and how to achieve developmental milestones and to assist children in gaining their highest level of independence.
We offer a community environment with a large open gym space as well as individual treatment rooms. Our vision is to work with other healthcare providers and offer families another type of therapeutic setting designed to optimize the growth and development of their children, especially when parents feel a home setting is restricting their child’s development. Our gym space includes multiple pieces of equipment specialized to fit children, child’s size climbing walls, various swings, and room to explore.
Family Game Night
Friday, Jan. 27; 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Wake Forest Community House, 133 Owen Ave.
Enjoy a fun-filled evening playing board games with the whole family. We provide a library of games for you to enjoy or you can bring your own if you’d like. Bring your favorite snack and concessions will also be available for purchase. Come enjoy plenty of fun and laughter with all of us! Pre-registration is required.
Special Needs Valentine Party
Saturday, Feb. 11; 2-4 pm
Wake Forest Community House, 133 Owen Ave.
The Town of Wake Forest invites our youth with special needs and their siblings to celebrate Valentine’s Day. The party will feature music, crafts, games, and refreshments. Drop in for a game of BINGO and try your luck at winning a prize! Pre-registration is required.
Dream League Baseball
April- June (Registration Feb. 1-28)
Heritage High Park, 1140 Forestville Road
Dream League Baseball is designed for school-age participants with special needs. League games are played on Saturdays from late April through early June at Heritage High Park. Registration is held throughout the month of February each year, and all registration will be held online.
Nathan has been selected as the newest recipient of a bedroom makeover from Special Spaces of the Triangle!
Special Spaces of the Triangle is a local chapter of a nonprofit that creates dream bedrooms for children with life threatening illnesses. They will be redoing Nathan’s room on March 28th and need your help.
Nathan is a two year old little boy from Louisburg, NC who has Spinal Muscular Atrophy or SMA, Type 1. SMA is a degenerative muscular disease that prohibits Nathan from being able to roll, sit, stand, move his limbs or speak. Eventually, Nathan will lose the ability to swallow and breathe as this disease affects all of his muscles.
Nathan’s journey began eight years ago, long before he was born, with the birth of his sister Jocelyn. It was then that Nathan’s parents learned they were both carriers of the gene for SMA and that Jocelyn was affected. 1 in 37 people are carriers of the SMA gene and it takes two carriers to have an affected child. Nathan’s parents were told that their daughter would not live to her second birthday. They saw a genetic counselor and were advised that every child they had would have the potential to be impacted by SMA. Jocelyn passed away at age 4 ½.
Since Jocelyn’s passing, the family has grown to include Trey who is now 4, Nathan who is now 2, and Asher who is 3 months old. Though Trey and Asher are unaffected by SMA, Nathan’s parents received the news that he had SMA when he was 6 weeks old.
Despite being non-verbal, Nathan is able to communicate his likes and dislikes to his parents in other ways. His eyes light up as he holds his baby brother, or as his big brother holds his hand. Nathan is completely aware of people and his surroundings, and has the likes and wants of the average 2 year old. He just has to do things very differently and with a lot of help.
Special Spaces of the Triangle will be building a custom bed and space for Nathan in his parent’s master bedroom, close to their watchful eyes. In addition, we will be creating a colorful play/therapy space with special accommodations for Nathan that is also appropriate for his two brothers to play and learn together.
Special Spaces of the Triangle creates dream bedrooms for children with life threatening illnesses: a place that only the child can imagine and a place to go when battling a serious illness offering both peace and comfort. We complete the entire makeover in just one day and we are 100% volunteer and donation based. For more information please go to www.facebook.com/specialspacesofthetriangle.
We need your help to turn Nathan’s room into a place of comfort and security. Our goal is to complete the makeover on March 28th, so please donate today to help make Nathan’s life a little brighter. Thank you for taking the time to hear Nathan’s story.
The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department will host a Special Needs Valentine Party on Saturday, Feb. 7, from 6-8 p.m. at the Wake Forest Community House, 133 W. Owen Ave.
Featuring music, crafts, games, refreshments and prizes, this event will offer exceptional children and their families the opportunity to celebrate Valentine’s Day in a safe and accepting environment.
The cost is $10 per child but parents and caretakers are admitted free. Pre-registration is required. To register, visit http://
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