“Everyone has really gone out of the way to find what works best for [my son.] Finding different ways to do therapy without him having to do it in a way that doesn’t work for him and makes it difficult. We have had more progress here in 3 months time than in a year and a half somewhere else.”
Samantha M, Bluffton, SC
“Jan (office manager) does such an amazing job ... she is always smiling and welcoming, offering helpful advice when needed.”
Melanie W, Bluffton, SC
"My daughter has been going to the Port Royal location for a year now and has made amazing progress. We love our therapists!"
Christalyn F, Port Royal, SC
"This review is long overdue, but I always struggle to find the exact words to express how grateful & appreciative we are of LCTC. Thank you for loving our girl & being part of our lives."
Amanda P, Port Royal, SC
"My son goes for OT and PT and I wouldn't want him anywhere else!!!! They are always doing all they can to help him and us help him!!!! I always recommend them!!!!!!"
Brittney F, Beaufort, SC
"I love how much you all truly care about your patients, and how much you have helped my family especially my princess, thank you guys so much!"
Gabriela G, Bluffton, SC
"These woman are family now! Our lives are changed by their hard work and dedication to our son. They are kind and caring and patient. We are so thankful for them!!!"
Teresa S, Beaufort, SC
"I can't say enough wonderful things about Lowcountry Therapy, Mrs. Jesse and all of the great therapist there! My son has absolutely blossomed at home and especially in the classroom. He is happy and learning amazing things to help with life skills and as a mom there's nothing better. Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!"
Julie M, Hardeeville, SC
"My son's speech is improving greatly! He's always excited to go. The staff are amazing and wonderful! I've noticed that they show a lot of care and love to the children. Thank you so much!"
Sindi C, Bluffton, SC
"My daughter has been going to speech and occupational therapy here for almost a year. I truly believe the therapists here love the children they work with. It's amazing to see all of her progress and I'm so thankful to all the staff at Lowcountry Therapy."
Christina H, Beaufort, SC
“I truly appreciate that your hearts are into the children and it is clearly not just a job. You are all wonderful. Thanks.”
“[I] have gotten a lot of great ideas ... for things for the kids. I feel like my kids are making such progress in the short time we have been here. We love you guys!”
“My son’s speech has improved so much in just a few short months. He is always so excited to go to speech. We are so grateful for all that you do!”
Comments or Suggestions regarding your orientation to this fieldwork placement:
"Every employee was very professional, friendly, and willing to educate. They are very knowledgeable as well. Supervising OTR/L was extremely knowledgeable and encouraging."
Please feel free to add any further comments, descriptions, or information concerning your fieldwork at this center:
"This fieldwork placement was very educational. I was able to observe other disciplines, and see how each therapist helps/works with other disciplines cohesively."
General comments on supervision:
"100% supervision in beginning of field site, independent by end of field site. Great pace of supervision, help was always available if needed."
“An understanding heart is everything in a teacher, and cannot be esteemed highly enough. One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feeling. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.”
I would like to thank the Lowcountry Therapy for allowing me the opportunity to collaborate, discover and educate with a truly outstanding staff and remarkable clients. I sincerely appreciate the helpfulness given by Jan, the resourcefulness given by Jessi, the positive attitude given by Kate, the kindness given by Leslie, the supportiveness given by Kristen C., the humor given by Kristen L., the dedication given by Sarah, the musical talents given by Sonya, the energy given by Becky, the thoughtfulness given by Whitney, the delight given by Jessica, the incredible guidance given by Amanda, and all the excitement, enjoyment and laughs given by each client.
After completing six consecutive years of study in the field of speech-language pathology, it is a common joke that you have no idea what you’re doing when you head into your first internship. This is exactly how I was feeling when I started my internship at Lowcountry Therapy. Many people had reassured me that you learn more in your internships than you ever had in any class, and looking back, these people were so correct.
Throughout four years of undergraduate studies and two years of graduate classes, I had never been introduced to pediatric occupational therapy. Many ideas crossed my mind; fine motor skills, writing, and tying shoes were all potential goals to work on in therapy. Until shadowing some of the amazing occupational therapists at LTC opened my eyes. I learned the importance of sensory input for each child. This input can be the key to speech output, increased concentration during tasks, or even a simple reinforcement for working throughout the session. Although my time at LTC was short, I will take this knowledge of occupational therapy with me into any job I may have in the future.
Months before starting this internship at LTC, I attended a guest lecture about pediatric feeding. This information greatly interested me. Luckily, I was able to participate in multiple evaluations throughout my stay, as well as having some patients with feeding difficulties on our caseload. These encounters were immensely beneficial for learning about pediatric feeding therapy. Seeing feeding therapy spanning from infants to school-aged children helped create a base of knowledge to hopefully expand on as I grow and learn throughout my career.
The most important thing that I took away from my time at LTC was to be passionate about what I do. When you walk in the door at LTC, it is obvious that you are surrounded by passionate people who love what they do. This passion ensures all patients are getting the best, evidence-based treatment possible. This passion promotes collaborations between disciplines. Most importantly, this passion makes all of these people the best therapy providers they can be. After being immersed in this environment, you wouldn’t want it any other way. As a new professional, I will always have LTC in my mind and strive to keep my passion for this amazing field alive.