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WELCOME TO
SPECIAL CONNECTS

 

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YOUR VERY OWN
PROFESSIONAL OLDER BROTHER! 

 

Your personal growth and fulfillment are my top priorities! When working with Justin, you're not just another client – you're family. Discover tailored guidance, real-world strategies, and the motivation you need to thrive.


Ready to transform your life? Book a Free Consultation today to start your journey toward personal growth and fulfillment. Contact us for more information about our workshops and speaking engagements.

Nurturing Potential, Enriching Lives

DISCOVER EMPOWERING, HOLISTIC AND HIGHLY MOTIVATING SERVICES TAILORED FOR YOUR UNIQUE JOURNEY

LIFE
COACHINg

My life coaching sessions empower them to navigate life's challenges and unlock their true potential.

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 AT A CROSSROADS,
SEEKING DIRECTION? NOT SURE HOW TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE OR NEED TO WORK ON SOME LIFE SKILLS?

ADHD
COACHING

Justin provides specialized coaching to enhance focus, organization, and success.

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NEED HELP MANAGING THE COMPLEXITIES OF YOUR ADHD?

DYNAMIC
GROUPS

Whether it's hobby exploration, social skills development, improved fitness, my groups are tailored to resonate with individual needs, ensuring every child finds their tribe.

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LOOKING FOR FUN AND EDUCATIONAL GROUPS TAILORED TO YOUR CHILD'S NEEDS?

SOCIAL COACHING

There are many people of all ages who are struggling to make meaningful connections. Let Justin's skill of connecting with people rub off on you and get social!

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STRUGGLING TO MAKE FRIENDSHIPS OR KEEPING THEM?

SPECIAL CONNECTS IS MORE THAN JUST A SERVICE- IT'S THE BEST INVESTMENT YOU WILL MAKE TO IMPROVE YOUR LIFE!

 COACHING AND SPEAKING SERVICES THAT FOCUS ON WHERE YOU ARE AT NOW AND HOW TO GET TO WHERE YOU WANT TO GO. OPEN TO ALL! DESIGNED TO GIVE YOU THE KNOWLEDGE, CONFIDENCE AND MOTIVATION TO TACKLE LIFE'S CHALLENGES. CHECK OUT HOW JUSTIN CAN HELP:

MOTOR COORDINATION COACHing

If you struggle with your motor coordination and its impacting your daily life, take advantage of Justin's skills as an occupational therapist, athlete and certified primitive reflex specialist to get moving the right way, for good!

IS IT DIFFICULT TO SEE HOW YOUR CHILD’S LACK OF COORDINATION EFFECTS THEIR DAILY LIFE?

MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKING & LECTURES

Justin has a gift for delivering motivating, engaging and educational speaking services that are sure to leave you informed

READY TO IGNITE A TRANSFORMATIVE SPARK IN YOUR GROUP?

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MEET JUSTIn lyons

YOUR GUIDE TO HOLISTIC WELLNESS

Justin's journey, from a camp counselor to a renowned Occupational Therapist, is fueled by personal trials and a passion for empowerment. A fervent advocate for every child, he's championed the needs of students, shared groundbreaking insights, and guided countless individuals towards fulfillment. Beyond professional accolades, his diverse interests and compassionate heart make him a beacon of resilience and inspiration. Dive deeper into Justin's story and see why people love working with him.

Angelica S., M.S. OTR/L

I am honored to provide a heartfelt testimonial for the exceptional occupational therapist Justin Lyons who served as my fieldwork supervisor when I was pursuing my Occupational Therapy degree. Justin’s unwavering dedication, expertise, and commitment to my professional growth have profoundly influenced my journey as an occupational therapist. From the very beginning, Justin demonstrated a vast knowledge of occupational therapy principles and a superb ability to apply them effectively which was truly inspiring. Justin effortlessly blended theory with practical application, providing me with a comprehensive understanding of the profession. He provided clear and concise explanations which nurtured my learning and allowed me to grasp complex concepts with ease. What truly sets Justin apart from others as an occupational therapist is his remarkable ability to create a supportive and nurturing learning environment. He fostered a sense of trust and collaboration, encouraging open dialogue and active participation regularly. Justin’s empathy and compassion were evident in every interaction, making me feel valued and supported throughout my fieldwork experience. Justin’s genuine interest in my growth and development as an occupational therapy student was both motivating and empowering. As a supervisor, Justin constantly challenged me to push beyond my comfort zone and strive for more. He provided me with a multitude of opportunities to apply my knowledge and skills in real-world scenarios. Justin skillfully balanced guidance with independence, allowing me to take ownership of my learning while providing constructive feedback and support. Justin’s ability to strike the perfect balance between guidance and autonomy fostered my confidence and competence as a future occupational therapist. One of the most remarkable aspects of Justin’s supervision style was his commitment to professional growth and continuing education. He encouraged me to explore new research, attend conferences, and engage in professional networking. Justin’s dedication to staying current with the latest evidence-based practices inspired me to adopt a lifelong learning mindset. He served as a role model, exemplifying the importance of professional growth and the pursuit of excellence. Furthermore, Justin’s clinical expertise and innovative approach to therapy were truly transformative. He consistently implemented evidence-based interventions, adapting them to meet the unique needs of each and every student. Justin’s creativity in developing therapy plans, utilizing assistive technology, and incorporating sensory integration techniques showcased his ability to think outside the box. Witnessing his expertise in action was inspiring and left an indelible mark on my understanding of occupational therapy practice. In summary, Justin’s impact on my professional journey cannot be overstated. His guidance, mentorship, and unwavering support have shaped me into the occupational therapist I am today. Justin’s passion for the profession, dedication to my growth while I was a student have instilled in me a deep appreciation for the transformative power of occupational therapy and I will always be grateful to him.

Tanya A., M.A., CCC-SLP, TSSLD

Justin Lyons is an exceptional Occupational Therapist and Life Coach. As a colleague of his for nine years, I have witnessed his ability to go above and beyond for his students. Not only is his knowledge base fast, the way that he connects to students on an individual level is quite remarkable. He focuses on their academic, physical, mental, emotional and social well-being. When Justin sees a need, he strives to find a solution and immediately put his ideas to action. For example, Justin started the Gentlemans lunch program at the high school we worked at together as a way to enhance the self-esteem of the teenage boys of the school and his program eventually extend it to the female students. In addition, Justin created “The Soothe Space” as a place for students to go and relax decompress and allow themselves a mindful moment. Whether you were looking for an occupational therapist, or a life coach, I would highly recommend Justin Lyons any day!

Jeremy H., MOT, OTR/L

Justin Lyons is not only an outstanding occupational therapist but also a great mentor of mine. He is a remarkably caring, detail-oriented, and well-organized therapist. I got to know him when he became my fieldwork supervisor in a school setting. During that time, I was fortunate to get the chance to work and collaborate with him to build “The Soothe Space,” a sensory room that helps students with special needs to calm down, regulate their behaviors, and improve focus. Justin is knowledgeable on what he is doing and open-minded to different opinions. During my time working with Justin, I witnessed his dedication, work ethic, and professionalism as an occupational therapist and my supervisor. He is very respectful to his students and colleagues. As a supervisor, Justin always allows me to apply my knowledge and skills when working with students while providing me with great support and constructive feedback when I need it. On several occasions, Justin also challenged and pushed me out of my comfort zone, which allowed me to grow and be more confident when working with children with special needs. My experience working with Justin not only has broadened my perspective and experience in working with different populations and backgrounds but also, has shaped me to become the occupational therapist I am today. As an Occupational Therapist, I have no doubt that Justin has the knowledge, skills, and determination to help all of his clients. Therefore, I highly recommend him without reservation.

Teri B., M.A., CCC-SLP, TSSLD

Justin is a professional through and through. Justin and I worked together early in our careers – he as an Occupational Therapist and me as a Speech-Language Pathologist. He is a wonderful collaborator. More recently, Justin developed a workshop for parents at my family business’ martial arts studio. In this forum, Justin was able to connect with parents and address areas of concern including sensory systems, fine motor issues, visual/spatial concerns, balance, behavior and social issues too! Justin made the workshop fun and was able to offer amazing insights so that parents gained understanding of their children’s behavior and he provided them with strategies. Justin is a presenter to my graduate level class of future speech language pathologists who have benefitted from his perspective and experience. Justin is a tremendous and likeable resource for any family facing life skills concerns!

Max Wooding

Justin is an incredible person. I’ve known him for some time now, and he has made my life so much better. He’s the one who helped me realize who I was and he continues to help me. I cannot recommend Justin enough. He is truly special. Five stars isn’t nearly enough for him.

5 STAR RATING ON GOOGLE REVIEWS!

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EMPOWER YOUR LEARNING WITH CONTINUING EDUCATION

REVOLUTIONIZE YOUR LEARNING SPACE
FOR STUDENT SUCCESS

Seeking continuing education credits? Dive into our lecture tailored for school professionals, offering 6.5 pdu’s. Explore the dynamics of school environments, the synergy of movement and neuroplasticity, and insights into sensory processing, ergonomics, and more. Equip yourself with cutting-edge research, actionable strategies, and resources to enhance learning and wellness outcomes. Ideal for OTs, PTs, SLP'S, counselors and educators aiming for excellence when working in a school-based setting.

Justin Lyons continuing education course: "Revolutionize your learning space for student success.

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