February 2016
Featured Blog Post
Falling in Love...With Speech Therapy
Photo Courtesy Camdiluv/flickr

There was a single moment when I "fell in love" with being a therapist. I was in college, working with my very first patient. He was two years old and had very few words. I had been given family pictures to work with, so along with other words, I worked diligently on teaching him to say "Daddy." At the end of the semester, we had a family meeting to review the child's progress. I had never met his parents, but mom and dad were both in attendance. 

Upcoming Events
Introducing Poker Night at Kid's Creek!
Thursday, February 11th  
Ages 12 and up  

Bring your son or daughter to Poker Night this Thursday at Kid's Creek! It is a fun opportunity for your child to meet new friends, socialize in a low pressure setting, learn new card games, and develop improved fine motor skills, bilateral coordination, and visual perceptual skills. The night will be facilitated by occupational therapist Charlie Johnson, who has more than 5 years of experience running social clubs in the Atlanta area. 

All knowledge and skill levels are welcome! This is our first poker night event, so learning the basics of group card games will be the primary focus. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Tentative dates for future Poker Night club meetings are February 25, March 10, and March 24.

Please contact Charlie Johnson, OTR/L to register or with any questions via email at charliejohnson.ot@gmail.com or by phone at 404-326-0013. Cost is $50 per night or $180 for all 4 events.
Mom's Group and Bible Study

Join us on Thursday morning, March 3rd, from 10:00-11:00am for our monthly Mom's Group, a refreshing time of encouragement, support, and hope through an informal Bible study with our owner, Melanie McGriff. Enjoy a time of sharing with other moms and receive some encouragement for your heart! All moms welcome and feel free to bring a friend.
News and Announcements
Help Us Help Young People With Job Training!

Kid's Creek recently partnered with Kroger to develop an in-house training program for young people with special needs to learn job skills that will enable them to work in Kroger stores. Kid's Creek is holding a supply drive for items needed.

Please consider donating needed items such as canned foods, hygiene products, boxed items such as cake mixes, snack foods, noodles, etc. Expired food items are welcome, as they will only be used for training on sorting and stacking and will not be consumed.
New Occupational Therapist

Kid's Creek has a new occupational therapist who will begin seeing patients in late March. Her schedule is already filling up, so call now to claim your spot!
Show Your Favorite Therapist
Some Love for Valentine's Day!

Want to let your therapist or another staff member know how much you appreciate them? Then fill out an Employee Recognition Card - you can find them on the sign-in counter in the Kid's Creek waiting room. We'd "love" to recognize them for Valentine's Day.
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We Love Referrals!
Do you know a child who needs our help? Let their parents know that we offer FREE CONSULTATIONS and SCREENINGS. Many people are looking for a speech, occupational, or physical therapist for their child, and want to find a place that not only produces results, but values both the child and his/her family.
To refer a friend, have them mention your name and we'll take care of the rest. Plus, you will receive a Starbucks gift card for our refer-a-friend award program! 

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