LIfespan Open House

Lifespan Open House On June 19th, local community members and business owners were given the opportunity to explore the recently opened Lifespan Therapies Outpatient Rehabilitation expansion at an Open House to showcase the newly renovated facility. Local county representatives, community members, head start administrators as well as Lifespan employees attended the event. New additions in… Read more »

Occupational Therapy Intern Has Positive Learning Experience


I thoroughly enjoyed my experience as a level II occupational therapy student with Lifespan. Accompanied by my helpful and knowledgeable supervisors, I was able to travel to eight schools in the central New York area. I saw children with multiple diagnoses and needs, and treated those across the lifespan, ranging in age from preschool to… Read more »

Lifespan Branches Out to Sponsor Coed Softball

Lifespan Therapies Softball team

By Ashley Valentine, PTA This year we have welcomed some new members to the Lifespan team by sponsoring a Coed Softball team!! Our team plays every Wednesday at Hopkins Park in Liverpool. The team is made up of ten wonderful and caring young adults,  looking to have fun and get outside this summer to play softball and… Read more »

April is Occupational Therapy Month

Every year in April, occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, and occupational therapy students host a month-long celebration showcasing the importance of their profession. Occupational therapy is an evidenced-based profession that enables people of all ages to live life to its fullest potential.  It could be by helping them promote health and prevent injury, or living… Read more »

Richard Schissel Retiring from Ithaca College

Richard Schissel, a beloved professor in the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology at Ithaca College, will be retiring this May.  He has served not only as a professor, but also as the undergraduate and graduate chair of the department for much of his career.  Many of the providers who work in the Early Intervention… Read more »

Classroom Management for Sensory Processing

More and more school districts are appreciating the importance of keeping students with special needs in their typical classroom as much as possible.  This practice benefits the child with special needs as well as the typically developing children in the classroom; however, in order to make it work some changes to the classroom often need… Read more »

Nicole LeFever: I am thankful

Nicole has been with the practice for about a year and we wanted to know her thoughts: “The past year has been such an amazing learning experience for me.  I have been able to meet and work with so many great people who have helped me to grow as a speech therapist.  It has been… Read more »

Lifespan Therapies Training Day

On Friday, March 20th, while most school districts throughout central NY had a staff development day, Lifespan Therapies also had a staff development day of their own.  In the morning, all of our physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech and language pathologists, participated in training and discussion on documentation and caseload management.  In the afternoon,… Read more »

Ashley Valentine: What a year at Lifespan has been like

Ashley Valentine, PTA, has been with Lifespan Therapies for just over a year now. What are her thoughts on this past year? We asked her… “This past year has been great especially with it being my first job as a Physical Therapy Assistant out of college. I love working with the kids and seeing them… Read more »

Dinner and Conversation Coming Soon

Calling all parents and caregivers of kids 0-5 years old, or whose kids have recently experienced kindergarten in Tompkins County. Parents-to-be, daycare providers, preschool and kindergarten teachers are welcome. Please share with local people who have little kids in their lives. This event is sponsored by the School Readiness Working Group (aka All Kids Ready… Read more »

Balance is the key to life

Do you feel unsteady on your feet?  You’re not alone!   As we age, our risk of falling increases, and one out of every three people aged 65 years or more will fall each year.  Women are more than two times more likely than men to sustain a fracture with a fall.   Falling puts… Read more »

The Child In Front of You

All of Lifespan Therapies physical therapists and assistants recently attended a continuing education seminar entitled “The Child in Front of You: A Case Study Approach for Pediatric Motor Therapists”.  This course presented an overview of four different diagnoses,  options on how to assess each one,  and several effective treatment strategies.  The covered diagnoses included: Cerebral… Read more »

Evidence Based Practice

It is critical for therapists, especially those who work with young children, to base their practice on the available evidence, or research.  One reason is that it is important for us to be able to communicate not only what we are doing with someone’s precious child, but also why we are doing it.  Families need… Read more »

Autism Workshop in Oswego County

Please join the Oswego County Autism Task Force with support from SUPAC for a day long workshop in Oswego on April 29th, 2015.  The morning session will feature nationally-known Autism Spectrum speaker and author, William Stillman.  He will provide information on building authentic relationships.  The afternoon session will feature Bobbie Schnorr, SUNY Oswego Coordinator of… Read more »

Lifespan’s presence

As social media is a growing part of our daily lives, Lifespan Therapies is building our online presence.  Like, follow, or check back regularly for new postings including blogs, parent resources, job postings, therapy news, or ideas.   Website: Facebook: Lifespan Therapies, PLLC Linkedin: Lifespan Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech and Language Pathology Services,… Read more »