Center for Therapeutic Strategies

The Center for Therapeutic Strategies' mission is to provide speech therapy and consulting solutions for children and adults with communication challenges.

I am Jane Shook, clinical director and owner of Center for Therapeutic Strategies, a speech therapy practice on LBJ between Hillcrest and Preston. I also function as a therapeutic strategist and assist people needing to find a broad range of services as well as prioritize those services and make referrals to appropriate practitioners in their areas. I have four stellar speech therapists in additio

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A recent custom 7’2” 3wt finished up with a ventilated grip.

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I live this multifaceted activity!

Photos from Dr. Jalil A Johnson's post 04/19/2021

This is an incredible true story of a physician who went against the current paradigm of letting premature babies die for lack of care. He developed protocols ahead of his time setting precedents for us today and came up with creative funding measures. We have much to learn from this courageous physician!


So proud and honored to have been a part of Max’s journey towards recovery!



Great breakdown showing how the vestibular can help a child sit still in class, read the chalkboard and listen to their teacher.

[03/15/21]   I am so grieved to learn of Dr. Gus Kotsanis death today. The autism community is small and those practitioners that have given their lives and passion to finding solutions to help individuals battling ASD are priceless. I have shared numerous patients with Dr. Kotsanis and their gratitude was bountiful. He gave them hope in a difficult journey of recovery. They felt personally cared for. Rest In Peace Gus. You will be greatly missed.

Timeline Photos 03/09/2021

Important information on development

Children who breathe through their mouths often show signs of related problems, especially if this is disturbing their sleep.
Symptoms include:
• snore loudly or grind their teeth during sleep
• appear tired during the day
• have problems with behaviour or concentration in school
• wet the bed after 6 years of age
Air that passes through the nasal passages is filtered to remove some toxins. It enters the lungs at the optimal pressure to extract oxygen and release nitric oxide, which helps with circulation.

When the platforms of the jaws don’t grow, teeth don’t fit, it’s that simple. But the problems that ensue are not simple.

However mouthbreathing can relate to a complex syndrome with different signs/symptoms.
#1: Incorrect Skeletal, Jaw and Teeth Development:

Developing a wide palate is key to a child’s healthy teeth and jaw development.
Cranial imbalances can involve the skull, jaw, and vertebral bones. The development of the upper jaw or palate is the main factor directing the growth of these bones.

#2: Nasal airway obstruction:
Nasal breathing is central to proper jaw and teeth development.

In one day you will take between 20 000 to 30 000 breaths. Normal breathing provides the forces that expand the maxilla and upper jaw.

Signs: Snoring or gasping during sleep

#3: Incorrect Tongue Posture:
In proper tongue posture, we should see the tongue up against the palate. The tip and back of the tongue should be pressed upwards to the palate. This activates all the muscles that connect to the jaw, the base of the skull, the spine and the throat.

#4: Poor Lip Posture:
Your child’s facial muscles should close the lips at rest. If their lips don’t sit together at rest, it’s often due to a low and forward tongue posture.

#5: Oral behaviors

Certain non-nutritive sucking such as: Thumb sucking and chewing habits and pacifiers

Each of these can delay and stunt the dental arch, causing an ‘open bite’. Development of straight teeth is no accident!

Have you spotted or shown the signs of crooked teeth?

Are We Raising Unhelpful, Bossy Kids? Here's The Fix 03/09/2021

Are We Raising Unhelpful, Bossy Kids? Here's The Fix

Happy children have predictable boundaries to grow and learn.

Are We Raising Unhelpful, Bossy Kids? Here's The Fix In some cultures, kids roll their eyes when asked to do chores. In others, they'll pitch in without even being asked. Researchers have identified two key practices to raise helpful children.


Meet up with TACA virtually!

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This presentation by special education attorney Christy Calbos shares parent-friendly tips and strategies so you can be the best advocate possible for your child. Whether you’re new to IEP meetings or ready for advanced tips, Christy’s helpful step-by-step tactics will help you prepare and participate in the decision-making meeting for your child..

👀 Watch anytime now thru March 15th



𝘈𝘧𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘳𝘦𝘨𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨, 𝘺𝘰𝘶'𝘭𝘭 𝘰𝘣𝘵𝘢𝘪𝘯 𝘢𝘯 𝘢𝘤𝘤𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘤𝘰𝘥𝘦 (𝘧𝘳𝘦𝘦) 𝘵𝘰 𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘢𝘵 𝘢 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬𝘴 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘺𝘰𝘶.

UNT Becomes Second in State to Launch 4 year College Program for Young Adults with Intellectual Disabilities 02/04/2021

UNT Becomes Second in State to Launch 4 year College Program for Young Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

UNT Becomes Second in State to Launch 4 year College Program for Young Adults with Intellectual Disabilities DENTON (WBAP/KLIF)- Beginning with the fall 2021 semester, the University of North Texas will launch a four-year inclusive postsecondary education program for those ages 18-28 with Intellectual Disabilities, thanks to a $2 million grant from the Department of Education. Called UNT ELEVAR, this pr


Green Country Village Senior Living

I love this. Such a powerful integration tool for all ages.

More fun at Drum Exercise class! *we don’t own the rights to the song. (But we DO own the rights to a good time! ) 01/26/2021

Omega 3: Studies Show Increase in Child’s Omega 3 Intake Improves Attention, Focus and Behavior

Omega 3 is a game changer for sure! Omega 3 Fatty Acids: Studies Show Increase in Child’s Omega 3 Intake Improves Attention, Focus and Behavior This post for Omega 3 nutrients contains affiliate links for your convenience. Integrated Learning Strategies (ILS) is a learning and academic center. As a reminder, ILS is not a health care...


El sonido de la hierba al crecer

🕺💃🌱🌱Ritmo y juego en movimiento.
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To Be Like Me

Our Tuesday online class is full, so we've opened a new time slot on Thursdays! Sign up now:

Join us as we learn about a different disability every week for 8 weeks. We will meet a new Leader every week who is eager to answer questions and help your child understand their disability better.

When: Thursdays, 3:30-4:15 CST
Dates: starting January 21st
Cost: $100/family
Questions: Email [email protected].

#tobelikeme #disabilityawarenesseducation #DisabilityAwareness #education #empathy #kindness #onlineclass


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I want to try this out with my next group of kids. Looks like it builds focus working memor, sequencing and timing.


I love picture visual schedules to help children handle initiating and completing tasks along with building a basis for planning and learning rituals.


Having a child draw their own bedtime schedule may eliminate the struggle some parents experience when it's bedtime.


Rain or Shine Mamma

Reminds me of the ropes course I recently did in Kentucky at the ARK recreation. It has motivated me to work out harder to get in better shape. It was very challenging!

Christmas Present of the Year: A slack line😋 Seriously, this is perfect for keeping the kids busy in the backyard through the winter! Buy it here: (aff. link)
#parentingwin #nosuchthingasbadweather #lovelifeoutside #optoutside #natureplay #playoutside #rainorshine #dailydoseofnature
#outdoorfamilies #outfam
#raiseawildchild #runwildmychild
#getkidsoutside #childrenandnature #bornwild #vitaminn 12/11/2020

SENSORY MODULATION: Why My Child has Extreme Emotional Reaction to Unwanted Sensory Information Sensory Modulation: Your Child’s Extreme Emotional Reaction to Unwanted Sensory Information This article provides helpful information about sensory modulation and how it affects behavior and attention in the classroom. Affiliate links are included for your convenience. Integrated Learning Strategi...


Visuals connect the senses to amplify the learning experience.


Most kids are visual learners. Here are the benefits of providing more visual experiences for your child's learning development.

North Shore Physical Therapy


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Actually some children can be a sensory seeker and yet can also be sensory sensitive in certain situations. The same can be true in reverse.

from @miraclemakermom



In Conscious Discipline, we provide two positive choices instead of one positive choice and one negative choice.

Research shows that when children make a choice based on their own intrinsic desires, it motivates them and integrates the brain. Choices also provide children with an empowering sense of agency and responsibility. #iHeartCD


The Autism Cafe

He’s nonverbal, but he hears you.

When you’re around nonverbal people, remember that just because they can’t speak doesn’t mean they can't communicate. And just because they can’t answer you doesn’t mean they don’t hear you or understand you.

I don’t have access to Charlie’s mind, but that I know — he understands a lot more than he lets on. He doesn’t answer us, but he hears us. He takes it all in.

Of course, there are not yet any back-and-forth conversations, but I know that somehow, much of what he hears around him is not lost.

Maybe all the information he hears is just waiting for its time to shine and express itself to the world.


Kerry's Autism Journey

This. 😊 #autism #chocolate 👉 👈


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This explanation of a what happens in the brain during a meltdown can help parents understand emotions and behaviors of their child. 11/22/2020

Why Kids Should Work on a Vertical Surface The occupational therapists I work with frequently encourage kids to work on a vertical surface and here's why... 11/11/2020

Noise may up chance of Alzheimer's disease - Futurity Just 10 decibels more daytime neighborhood noise is associated with 36% higher odds of mild cognitive impairment and 30% higher odds of Alzheimer's disease. 11/08/2020

A Malformation Illustrates the Incredible Plasticity of the Brain - Neuroscience News Researchers discover how the brain adapts in a study of children born without a corpus callosum. 11/04/2020

Late Bloomer or LANGUAGE DELAY? Common Delays in Your Child’s Language Development

Early intervention with developmental therapy for language and speech is life changing Late Bloomer or Language Delay? Common Delays in Your Child’s Language Development This article provides helpful information for your child’s language development. It can help you determine if your child struggles with expressive or receptive language and if they need professional assistance. In... 11/04/2020

A Malformation Illustrates the Incredible Plasticity of the Brain - Neuroscience News

Remarkable Researchers discover how the brain adapts in a study of children born without a corpus callosum.


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"Heavy work activities are used to calm kids, provide input to a child's muscles and joints, and help increase a child's focus and attention."


Puzzles are more than fun!


"There is no doubt that puzzles represent an excellent learning tool for children. They are available everywhere, affordable to purchase and come in whatever difficulty level needed. It’s no wonder this classic toy is loved by both parents and educators."


Integrated Learning Strategies



Middlebranch-Avondale PE

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CARDIO DESK DRUMMING! Grab some pool noodles and get your students up and moving throughout the school day! Great for the body and the brain, and so much fun! 🥁

Here’s a link to the full routine for students to follow along:

Imagine Dragons


Mary Barbera

FREE ebook: Potty Training Tips for Kids with Autism!

See my video below describing what is in my free potty training autism ebook.

In addition to being a behavior analyst and being the mom of 2 young adult sons now, one with autism and one without, I have been a registered nurse since the mid 1980s.

When we’re talking about a bodily function like potty training, I do think that my long career as a registered nurse, especially my work with neurologically impaired patients, really helped guide me into the world of potty training my two boys as well as potty training or helping to potty train many of my clients.

In this guide, there is research, when to start, prerequisites, where you start, what materials you need, scheduling, night time training, wiping, toileting accidents, and much more...I cover everything.

Check out my extensive free potty ebook now!




6330 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy Ste 136
Dallas, TX

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 6pm
Tuesday 9am - 6pm
Wednesday 9am - 6pm
Thursday 9am - 6pm
Friday 9am - 6pm
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