April 09, 2024
In recent years, many therapy..
February 19, 2024
Valentine's Day can be a special
February 19, 2024
In the dynamic and ever-evolving
January 09, 2024
My life changed..
December 20, 2023
Managing stress during....
November 01, 2023
As the leaves change colors and we usher
October 26, 2023
Fall in the Pacific Northwest is a magical time
October 23, 2023
The twinkling lights, the jingling bells,
October 19, 2023
Holiday seasons, though filled with joy and festivity,
September 18, 2023
Hey there, superstar parents and caregivers..
August 31, 2023
Looking for some extracurricular activities for your mini-athlete?
August 31, 2023
In the ever-evolving landscape of rehabilitation services,
August 10, 2023
Absolutely, you're absolutely right!
August 03, 2023
As a parent with kids in sports,
July 19, 2023
Keeping kids cool in the summer heat is essential to ensure their safety and well- being
March 08, 2023
Happy International Women's Day!
February 14, 2023
Heart-shaped sensory bin: Fill a sensory bin or
August 17, 2022
Hypotonia, or low muscle tone,
August 09, 2022
Down syndrome is a genetic disorder
July 19, 2022
Cerebral palsy is caused by a general brain injury
May 25, 2022
So, what causes stimming?
February 18, 2022
For the first time in almost 20 years
January 17, 2022
Want to work in video games?
January 04, 2022
I love having my clients create a calm-down kit..
December 09, 2021
I know something will make you laugh, cry,
December 02, 2021
Can you believe that it’s already December? How did that happen?
November 24, 2021
Since the beginning of 2020, we have been living in a world
November 04, 2021
It Starts with Listening or Turn Your Listening Ears on
October 14, 2021
It's another dance party playlist!
October 06, 2021
This year had been HARD. Just plain and simple, HARD!
September 21, 2021
I’m writing it down to remind myself that it’s okay to recognize that before I know better...
September 02, 2021
In a conversation with a parent (hi, Teri!), the word "grit" came up
August 26, 2021
I’ve been thinking a lot about how kiddos grow up to be adults with jobs.....
August 19, 2021
GI problems happen to all of us, including kiddos with autism.....
August 11, 2021
As a behavior analyst (BCBA), I love data and research....
August 04, 2021
So I’m really into this YouTube channel called KidTimeStoryTime....
July 28, 2021
Here are some tips on how to respond when a child is talking about themselves negatively...
July 21, 2021
I love dance parties. They're just the best!!!!
July 04, 2021
I love to learn. There's the fun side to learning...
July 02, 2021
CORT is our name....
February 15, 2021
Due to the nature of physical therapy, many parents wonder if it is still worthwhile to continue PT during the pandemic. Is it the new normal?
January 21, 2021
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April 23, 2015

Check out Vina's interview in the May 2012 newsletter for the Family Center on Technology and Disability - she is kind of a big deal:<

July 25, 2011

Microsoft visited LCA to see how we were using the Kinect with our kids. This video highlights their experience (and highlights some pretty amazing kids, parents, therapists and teachers!)

When one of our speech therapists is called "the toy doctor" by a client, you know we have a toy problem.  More specifically, it's a toy ADDICTION.  Why do we love toys so much?  Toys can be used to create "communication temptations," or opportunities to use language to request.  Oftentimes, toys can be used to work on fine and gross motor development as well as cognition. They also can serve as a gateway to engagement.  I have personally trialed endless toys over the last few years at ICAN Center for Autism.  Many broken toys later, some remain as the go-to favorites.  Here is a list of some ofour most popular toys that our kids ask for time and time again:

Spinning Tops.  They come in sizes large and small.  Some flash and sing music, while others just spin

Why we love them: Tops can be very challenging to spin just right. Kids work hard to get them to spin on their own or an opportunity is created for them to ask others for help. Two tops are always better than one, and because they are affordable you and your child can spin a top together. Ready, set, SPIN!