FOCUS Therapy

Love What We Do? Write Us an Online Review – For a Chance to Win Back-to-School Supplies!

ATTN FOCUS FAMILIES: Do you love what we do? Write us an online review – and earn a chance to win one of 4(!) back-to-school supply baskets!
Write us a review on Google (https://bit.ly/2VfGt4O) or Facebook (facebook.com/FOCUSTherapy) between now (7/27) and Friday, July 30th to be entered into the drawing. Be sure to let your child’s therapist know you wrote a review so we can double-check that you’re entered! We’ll be announcing the FOUR winners on Facebook Live on Friday, July 30th at 4pm!
Back-to-school supply baskets will include:
  • Composition books
  • Crayons
  • Glue
  • Pencil pouches
  • Pencils
  • Tissue boxes
  • Folders
  • Scissors
  • Germ X
  • Other school supplies that are sure to be on your child’s back-to-school list!
In addition to a chance to win school supplies, you’ll be helping other families in Southwest Florida make informed decisions in finding the best pediatric therapy clinic in Fort Myers to fit their child’s needs. We look forward to hearing from you!
(If you aren’t on Facebook Live for the announcement, no worries – we can call or text you to let you know if you’ve won!)
FOCUS Therapy offers pediatric speech therapy, occupational therapy, ABA therapy and physical therapy in Fort Myers and throughout Southwest Florida. Call (239) 313.5049 or Contact Us online.
occupational therapists

Why Our FOCUS Speech and Occupational Therapists LOVE Puppets

Power to the puppets!

For children with a range of difficulties and disabilities, our speech and occupational therapists in Fort Myers have seen striking benefits in working with puppets during our sessions with kids. Puppets, first and foremost, are fun (who doesn’t love Sesame Street?). But they can also help us engage children in ways they might otherwise struggle, namely in peer-to-peer and child-to-adult interactions. They can also help kids better understand certain functional roles and responsibilities in everyday life.

Puppets can be an entertaining yet powerful visual to help us illustrate action-word vocabulary or spatial concepts. As speech and occupational therapists, we can use puppets to help teach the rules of conversation, general social interaction and causal connections. A puppet might “forget” they shouldn’t interrupt or talk so loudly or push to the front of the line. Puppets can be frustrated, sad or angry about something, and it allows the child to explore those complicated feelings and situations without being overwhelmed  – because puppets are inherently silly too. They also tend to be more effective than a two-dimensional picture because they rely on visual, audible and tactile senses.