PACES, LLC

PACES, LLC Welcome to P.A.C.E.S., a one-stop clinic to serve your child’s needs. We specialize in autism spectrum, developmental, and other childhood concerns.

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08/12/2021
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"Who can advocate for a child better than the people who love them?"
07/23/2021

"Who can advocate for a child better than the people who love them?"

The idea that any autistic person would understand a stranger’s autistic child better than their parents just because they share a diagnosis is idiotic.

I’m autistic, but that doesn’t mean I understand how your child experiences their autism. Someone like a parent or guardian has that everyday detailed view.

Of course, the best expert on an autistic person is, simply, that autistic person. The issue is that this cannot apply to the many people on the spectrum who can't communicate their needs and struggles, or perhaps much of anything at all.
In those cases, who better to advocate for a child, to interpret their behavior, than someone who observes and cares for them often 24/7?

Who can advocate for a child better than the people who are often able to interpret the meaning behind the various incomprehensible sounds that they do make?

Who can advocate for a child better than the people who love them?

Certainly not a stranger on the internet who happens to share a diagnosis of something with such a broad, varied, and unique array of characteristics. The spectrum is too broad for any autistic to be able to speak for every other. No two autistics have the same exact strengths and weaknesses nor array of autistic characteristics.

An autistic person who can self-advocate on social media doesn’t experience autism the same as someone with severe autism.

Many autistics make it to adulthood without ever learning how to communicate. Inspirational stories are great, but we can’t forget about those who will need care for the rest of their lives.

Autistic people are experts only in their autism. And parental figures who educate themselves, can help be their child’s voice until they find a way to communicate independently, if they ever do.

07/05/2021

We are closed today, July 5th, to observe the holiday

"We're all only human." 💜
06/29/2021

"We're all only human." 💜

Don’t equate “I’m having a hard day” with “I don’t love my kids.”

Again and again, I see people make that crazy leap on social media when moms express any morsel of fatigue or frustration.

Whether you’re parenting a neurotypical child or one who’s neurodivergent, you are allowed to have bad days. Giving birth to them does not magically provide immunity against these occasional feelings of frustration or fatigue we all experience as parents.

So, as you deal with each other online, as always, remember the person. We’re all only human.

05/19/2021
04/04/2021
It's another #TeamMemberTuesday and we are happy to introduce our Credentialing Specialist, Freita Patten! Ms. Freita ha...
03/30/2021

It's another #TeamMemberTuesday and we are happy to introduce our Credentialing Specialist, Freita Patten! Ms. Freita has a degree in Healthcare Administration and has been working to help take care of others for 25 years! She enjoys working at PACES because "it feels like spending time with family, not just a job. I take pride I working for a company that caters to children, their progress and working towards the goal of helping them being the best they can be!"

It's another #TeamMemberTuesday and we are happy to introduce our Credentialing Specialist, Freita Patten! Ms. Freita has a degree in Healthcare Administration and has been working to help take care of others for 25 years! She enjoys working at PACES because "it feels like spending time with family, not just a job. I take pride I working for a company that caters to children, their progress and working towards the goal of helping them being the best they can be!"

Here in Augusta, Ga we can see lots of spring time growth happening - trees and flowers are blooming and the pollen is r...
03/29/2021

Here in Augusta, Ga we can see lots of spring time growth happening - trees and flowers are blooming and the pollen is rampant.

During therapy growth may not be quite as obvious as a yellow dusting on the hood of your vehicle.

Big changes in skills or behaviors do not often happen over night or in just one session. It is the culmination of many days of practice both in and outside of the clinic.

Here at PACES we will celebrate the small budding changes as well as the moments where skills blossom.

#MondayMotivation

Here in Augusta, Ga we can see lots of spring time growth happening - trees and flowers are blooming and the pollen is rampant.

During therapy growth may not be quite as obvious as a yellow dusting on the hood of your vehicle.

Big changes in skills or behaviors do not often happen over night or in just one session. It is the culmination of many days of practice both in and outside of the clinic.

Here at PACES we will celebrate the small budding changes as well as the moments where skills blossom.

#MondayMotivation

For today's #TherapyThursdsay we are talking about 5 tips to help your child sit at the table. 1. Your child's feet shou...
03/04/2021

For today's #TherapyThursdsay we are talking about 5 tips to help your child sit at the table.

1. Your child's feet should be flat on the floor. Many times tables are too tall for this. To adapt the environment, bring the "floor" to your child by placing a solid surface under their feet.

2. The table should be at the height of the child's elbows when seated. If your child is currently too small, increase their height by providing a firm cushion for your child to sit on.

3. Your child's back should be against the back of the chair (if there is one). This helps support their back for sitting. Again, if your child is currently to small to reach the back, place a firm pillow behind him/her to make the back reach the child.

4. The chair should be pulled up closely to the table. Optimal seated positioning has a child's (or adult's) hips, knees, and ankles at 90* angles. Sitting too far back creates to wide and angle or causes the child to have to lean forward.

5. The child should sit up straight in the chair to maintain this optimal seated posture as well as protect the eyes from visual strain. If your child tends to lean close to their paper to see a vision test may be needed to rule out vision changes.

Head on over to our blog to learn more about how to help your child with each of these tips!
https://pacesllcga.com/blog

For today's #TherapyThursdsay we are talking about 5 tips to help your child sit at the table.

1. Your child's feet should be flat on the floor. Many times tables are too tall for this. To adapt the environment, bring the "floor" to your child by placing a solid surface under their feet.

2. The table should be at the height of the child's elbows when seated. If your child is currently too small, increase their height by providing a firm cushion for your child to sit on.

3. Your child's back should be against the back of the chair (if there is one). This helps support their back for sitting. Again, if your child is currently to small to reach the back, place a firm pillow behind him/her to make the back reach the child.

4. The chair should be pulled up closely to the table. Optimal seated positioning has a child's (or adult's) hips, knees, and ankles at 90* angles. Sitting too far back creates to wide and angle or causes the child to have to lean forward.

5. The child should sit up straight in the chair to maintain this optimal seated posture as well as protect the eyes from visual strain. If your child tends to lean close to their paper to see a vision test may be needed to rule out vision changes.

Head on over to our blog to learn more about how to help your child with each of these tips!
https://pacesllcga.com/blog

The INTEROCEPTIVE SENSE is today's #WhatsTheWordWednesday. The interoceptive sense uses information from the  internal o...
03/03/2021

The INTEROCEPTIVE SENSE is today's #WhatsTheWordWednesday.

The interoceptive sense uses information from the internal organs to paint a mental pictures of the state of one's body.

This sense tells us things like:
- Am I hungry/full
- Am I thirsty
- Do I need to use the restroom
- Am I hot/cold
- Am I hurting

Children who struggle with the interoceptive sense can often have trouble with incontinence, over and under eating, as well as feeling tickles as painful. They can also struggle with discerning and reacting to emotions because they have difficulty recognizing the body responses of heart rate, breathing, and muscle tone changes.

The INTEROCEPTIVE SENSE is today's #WhatsTheWordWednesday.

The interoceptive sense uses information from the internal organs to paint a mental pictures of the state of one's body.

This sense tells us things like:
- Am I hungry/full
- Am I thirsty
- Do I need to use the restroom
- Am I hot/cold
- Am I hurting

Children who struggle with the interoceptive sense can often have trouble with incontinence, over and under eating, as well as feeling tickles as painful. They can also struggle with discerning and reacting to emotions because they have difficulty recognizing the body responses of heart rate, breathing, and muscle tone changes.

Today's #TeamMemberTuesday we are spotlighting our Agency Director Evette Frazier, MS, CPC. She helps keep us running ta...
03/02/2021

Today's #TeamMemberTuesday we are spotlighting our Agency Director Evette Frazier, MS, CPC. She helps keep us running tackling the HR, insurance, and finance responsibilities.

When asked what makes her job so enjoyable she said "My favorite part of working at PACES is the people. I enjoy coming to work and seeing my fellow coworkers, clients and staff. PACES, is known as the “fun place” the kids enjoy coming here. We offer a variety of services and support to our families. Just knowing that I play a part in making this experience rewarding for them is what makes me happy."

Thank you for all you do!

Today's #TeamMemberTuesday we are spotlighting our Agency Director Evette Frazier, MS, CPC. She helps keep us running tackling the HR, insurance, and finance responsibilities.

When asked what makes her job so enjoyable she said "My favorite part of working at PACES is the people. I enjoy coming to work and seeing my fellow coworkers, clients and staff. PACES, is known as the “fun place” the kids enjoy coming here. We offer a variety of services and support to our families. Just knowing that I play a part in making this experience rewarding for them is what makes me happy."

Thank you for all you do!

Therapy can seem like a daunting venture - an insurmountable mountain to climb. Finding therapists to work with your chi...
03/01/2021

Therapy can seem like a daunting venture - an insurmountable mountain to climb. Finding therapists to work with your child is the first small step on this journey. The therapists here at PACES will help break down the complexities of the therapy intervention world to small, manageable tasks and goals. Step by step, task, by task, goal by goal, we will help you and your child reach your dreams.

Let this #MondayMotivation inspire you to take pride in each small, medium, or large step forward!

Therapy can seem like a daunting venture - an insurmountable mountain to climb. Finding therapists to work with your child is the first small step on this journey. The therapists here at PACES will help break down the complexities of the therapy intervention world to small, manageable tasks and goals. Step by step, task, by task, goal by goal, we will help you and your child reach your dreams.

Let this #MondayMotivation inspire you to take pride in each small, medium, or large step forward!

Today we are combining #FunFriday and #TherapyThursday by talking about Super Duper Publication's YOGARILLA Exercise and...
02/05/2021

Today we are combining #FunFriday and #TherapyThursday by talking about Super Duper Publication's YOGARILLA Exercise and Activities Yoga Fun Deck.

This is a go to game in the OT gym here at PACES.

These bright cards feature Otis the gorilla as he tries different yoga poses. There are written explanations and modifications on the back of the cards to help beginners or those with flexibility challenges.

Head over to our blog to learn why yoga is such a great activity!
https://pacesllcga.com/blog

Use the link below to get your own set of YOGARILLA cards from Amazon!
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1586508601?pf_rd_r=EVEHMR4PTRFKH1MQSGHD&pf_rd_p=5ae2c7f8-e0c6-4f35-9071-dc3240e894a8&pd_rd_r=2e9f3b08-6973-4f5a-b971-9dca5d57a275&pd_rd_w=k8MLH&pd_rd_wg=JKjfi&ref_=pd_gw_unk

Today we are combining #FunFriday and #TherapyThursday by talking about Super Duper Publication's YOGARILLA Exercise and Activities Yoga Fun Deck.

This is a go to game in the OT gym here at PACES.

These bright cards feature Otis the gorilla as he tries different yoga poses. There are written explanations and modifications on the back of the cards to help beginners or those with flexibility challenges.

Head over to our blog to learn why yoga is such a great activity!
https://pacesllcga.com/blog

Use the link below to get your own set of YOGARILLA cards from Amazon!
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1586508601?pf_rd_r=EVEHMR4PTRFKH1MQSGHD&pf_rd_p=5ae2c7f8-e0c6-4f35-9071-dc3240e894a8&pd_rd_r=2e9f3b08-6973-4f5a-b971-9dca5d57a275&pd_rd_w=k8MLH&pd_rd_wg=JKjfi&ref_=pd_gw_unk

#WhatsTheWordWednesday and we are going to be talking about primitive reflexes. Simply put, primitive reflexes are autom...
02/03/2021

#WhatsTheWordWednesday and we are going to be talking about primitive reflexes.

Simply put, primitive reflexes are automatic body responses that help infants and toddlers survive.

As we grow and develop these reflexes are "integrated" and more mature postural and movement reflexes take their place. When primitive reflexes are "retained" they can interfere with daily activities.

Children who are clumsy, fidgety, bedwetting, or have poor visual motor skills may have retained primitive reflexes.

Our PACES occupational therapist is trained in testing these reflexes and can prescribe exercises for integration. If you have concerns for your child, contact us for more information.

#WhatsTheWordWednesday and we are going to be talking about primitive reflexes.

Simply put, primitive reflexes are automatic body responses that help infants and toddlers survive.

As we grow and develop these reflexes are "integrated" and more mature postural and movement reflexes take their place. When primitive reflexes are "retained" they can interfere with daily activities.

Children who are clumsy, fidgety, bedwetting, or have poor visual motor skills may have retained primitive reflexes.

Our PACES occupational therapist is trained in testing these reflexes and can prescribe exercises for integration. If you have concerns for your child, contact us for more information.

Today's #TeamMemberTuesday is another fabulous RBT, Jade Gambrell! Jade says that she loves seeing the growth clients ma...
02/02/2021

Today's #TeamMemberTuesday is another fabulous RBT, Jade Gambrell! Jade says that she loves seeing the growth clients make over time.

Today's #TeamMemberTuesday is another fabulous RBT, Jade Gambrell! Jade says that she loves seeing the growth clients make over time.

Today's #MondayMotivation comes from a renowned occupational therapist, Mary Reilly. This quote, which she stated during...
02/01/2021

Today's #MondayMotivation comes from a renowned occupational therapist, Mary Reilly. This quote, which she stated during her Eleanor Clarke Slagle Lecture in 1962, is still one of the most quoted phrases in occupational therapy today.

In the realm of pediatric occupational therapy, the "use of his [the children's] hands" is typically through play and schoolwork. Children are not "energized by mind and will" when asked to complete strengthening exercises; they are motivated by an obstacle course or a craft project. Occupational therapists implement rules or alter instructions to provide the just right challenge to help children work on developing various physical, emotional, sensory, and mental skills.

Motivation comes from different sources for different people, and that is true for the children we work with at PACES as well. Though it may seem like they are just playing, know that the therapists are using the games
that capture the children's attention as incentive to help propel your child towards meeting their goals.

Today's #MondayMotivation comes from a renowned occupational therapist, Mary Reilly. This quote, which she stated during her Eleanor Clarke Slagle Lecture in 1962, is still one of the most quoted phrases in occupational therapy today.

In the realm of pediatric occupational therapy, the "use of his [the children's] hands" is typically through play and schoolwork. Children are not "energized by mind and will" when asked to complete strengthening exercises; they are motivated by an obstacle course or a craft project. Occupational therapists implement rules or alter instructions to provide the just right challenge to help children work on developing various physical, emotional, sensory, and mental skills.

Motivation comes from different sources for different people, and that is true for the children we work with at PACES as well. Though it may seem like they are just playing, know that the therapists are using the games
that capture the children's attention as incentive to help propel your child towards meeting their goals.

It's #TeamMemberTuesday or should we say #WonderfulWorkerWednesday? Today we want to introduce you to David Diaz one of ...
01/20/2021

It's #TeamMemberTuesday or should we say #WonderfulWorkerWednesday?

Today we want to introduce you to David Diaz one of our RBTs. David says "I love seeing the progress in the children that we treat here at PACES. There is no better feeling than hearing that a parent is experiencing a positive change in a child's behavior."

It's #TeamMemberTuesday or should we say #WonderfulWorkerWednesday?

Today we want to introduce you to David Diaz one of our RBTs. David says "I love seeing the progress in the children that we treat here at PACES. There is no better feeling than hearing that a parent is experiencing a positive change in a child's behavior."

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2945 Walton Way
Augusta, GA
30909

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Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

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(706) 842-3279

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