Why I Became An SLP

When I began college at Western Washington University, I had intended to go into education. I knew that I wanted to have an impact on the world in a positive way by helping people. In the spring of my junior year I was faced with a difficult decision. I had been playing football at Western […]

Why I Became An SLP

<img class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-356" title="fei" src="https://i0.wp.com/lakesideautism tamiflu price.com/wp-content/uploads/fei.jpg?resize=263%2C300″ alt=”” data-recalc-dims=”1″ /> I came to the States to pursue my Master’s Degree in Special Education. At that time, I did not know what speech-language pathology was because there was no such a program in China. During my first semester, I took a course on child language […]

Parent Education… The LCA Way.

I am a Hanen certified speech-language pathologist, which in my case means that I can lead three different Hanen Centre programs.  The Hanen Centre trains speech-language pathologists all over the world to lead parent education programs.  On their website they say: Since 1975, The Hanen Centre has been an innovator in family-focused early language intervention, […]

Why I Became An SLP

The experience of growing up as a big brother to a sibling with autism sent me down a path towards wanting to work with people with developmental differences.  At least, that is the direction I took after I learned that the paths to becoming a rock star or a male model were solidly blockaded.  I […]

In Support of Sensory Integration

Dr. Anna Jean Ayres coined the term “sensory integration dysfunction” in the 1960’s, but sensory integration (SI) treatment has only recently gained attention in the medical field.  Research in this area is still in its infancy and substantial work is needed before enough thorough empirical data are available to reach valid conclusions about the effectiveness […]

Why I Became An SLP

My decision to become a speech-language pathologist was supported by two very significant life experiences.  The first was when I was in the third grade.  My amazing teacher taught an entire unit on people with different abilities.  We met individuals who had vision impairments, hearing impairments, paralysis, and a couple of the families in my […]


      Here we are, still running on adrenaline, after a 54 hour extravaganza to get Kinetix Academy launched!!   Wow!! WE DID IT, WE WON!!! What a weekend. Mari and I had a tremendous experience and worked with some amazing people at the Startup Weekend in Seattle. There are so many pieces of […]

Kinetix Academy Begins!

Child enjoying a Kinect game. Whew! We are more than halfway through the 54 hour Seattle Start-Up Weekend marathon! When Dan & I signed up for this over a month ago I don’t think either of us had any idea what we were getting ourselves into! All we knew was we had this big idea […]

Tackling Autism Together

I am not a born and bred Seattle Seahawks fan, but I have become one as an adult and recent transplant from the city by the bay.  Ever since my first season with the Hawks, I have been inspired by Coach Pete Carroll’s vision, enthusiasm, and example.  I enjoy watching games from home and especially […]