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Naturopathic Medicine at Cogwheel Clinic for Neurodevelopment

We are excited to announce that Dr Bethany Glynn is joining Cogwheel Clinic for Neurodevelopment!  Nutrition and overall physical health is often put on the back burner with children on the Autism Spectrum, yet at Cogwheel we firmly believe that that treatment of the whole child leads to the most efficient progress in all aspects of a child’s health, behavior and prognosis.  Dr. Glynn will be offering the following services at Cogwheel Clinic:

– Nutritional literacy
– Cooking with Whole Foods
– Chemical-Free Cooking
– Gluten and Casein Free Education
– Food Intolerance Testing
– Sleep Intervention
– Supplement and Lifestyle Recommendations
– Medicinal Guidance, both herbal and other
– Natural Detoxing
– Genetic Testing, including MTHFR

In addition to the above 1:1 services, Dr. Glynn will be offering monthly  classes on subjects such as creating a Naturopathic Medicine Cabinet and Individualized Medicine through Genetic Testing

Naturopath Bellevue Cogwheel Clinic  Dr. Glynn is a Seattle native specializing in naturopathic family medicine, and especially enjoys helping adults, children and teens living with autism spectrum disorders, anxiety, and ADHD. While she offers regular wellness
visits for people of all ages and abilities, Dr. Glynn loves working with families on the more difficult aspects of daily life, like behavioral struggles, attention span, insomnia and sleep issues, and healthy eating. Dr. Glynn uses
mostly step-by-step nutritional changes, nutrient therapy, homeopathy, behavioral and emotional counseling, and biofeedback to help her patients build on their strengths rather than focus on weaknesses. It is Dr. Glynn’s
philosophy that happiness is as necessary as health; she approaches physical and mental health as a team endeavor with patients, finding the perfect balance between achievability and sustainable change. Dr. Glynn believes
wholeheartedly in empowering individuals and families to rediscover their health, and she finds that in doing so they are able to enjoy their lives in a deeper and more fulfilling way.

  Dr. Bethany Glynn‘s education in Bastyr University’s Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine program gave her the best of both worlds in regards to medicine; she is able to provide for her patients the innovations of modern
science  strengthened by the wisdom of traditional healing. While in the program, Dr. Glynn completed supplementary specialty shifts in biofeedback, craniosacral therapy, nutritional modification, health education,
ASD/ADHD, counseling, homeopathy, and pediatric medicine. Dr. Glynn went on to become certified in Advanced Pediatric Therapeutics from Boucher Institute of Natural Medicine in Vancouver, BC.


Dr. Glynn’s experience in the fields of disability and rehabilitative medicine make her uniquely qualified to approach all facets of family medicine with a positive attitude and an open mind. During her time in Recreational Therapy, Dr. Glynn worked at Shriner’s Hospital for Children in Spokane, with Patch Adams M.D. at his Gesundheit Institute, as a coach for junior Paralympic wheelchair sports competitors, and as a certified YogaFit yoga instructor for kids and adults. 

In her spare time, Dr. Glynn loves creative projects at home, adventuring with her husband in their camper, and keeping up with her active blog on nutrition at DrGlynnMedicineWoman.com.

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New Spring Groups!

The Cogwheel Clinic for Neurodevelopment in Bellevue has several new groups starting in April, as well as additional social skills groups by popular demand. Call the clinic at 425.748.7000 more information and to reserve your spot!  Current offerings include social skills groups for several age groups and feeding groups for picky eaters!  All groups get matched by developmental ability.

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Teaching kids how to Play

Not all children know how to play.  While neurotypical kiddos often learn about turn-taking, role-playing, and losing well, children on the Autism Spectrum or those with Nonverbal learning disorders often struggle with these ideas.  On this first part of a series on Teaching kids how to play, our OT Wendy Waterval points to a flyer from the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) that breaks key points such as school recess and balanced nutrition into school years.  While children with special needs may not always have the ability to learn these skills only from their peers, appropriate exposure to them in school and social settings brings awareness to the forefront.  Further teaching, through aba therapy or social skills training depending on each child’s needs, can help children learn how to play with their peers and create social relationships more easily.  Check out our Current Class Offerings to see what social skills classes are available and might be appropriate for your child at Cogwheel Clinic.

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Communication help for Non-verbal Children

Cognitive writing Therapy at Cogwheel Clinic

Are you a parent of a non-verbal child looking to stimulate his or her mind this summer? Our personally tailored Cognitive Writing Therapy may be what you’re looking for!

We are SO excited about this program here at Cogwheel!  Our OT Tami has an amazing success rate at helping moderate to severely disabled children to write – which often means they learn how to communicate with their parents and others for the first time!  If your kiddo struggles to communicate, or needs to learn how to write, this is an amazing program.  Each child will get several individual sessions before they are placed in a group with peers.

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Social Skills classes this summer at Cogwheel!

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Social Skills and Pragmatic Language are notoriously difficult for children on the spectrum.  Our age and skill-based Social Skills groups and camps are a wonderful way to teach children these imperative skills, such as what things really are worth getting really upset about (and what things aren’t), how to engage with peers, how to read other’s social cues, and more.  The Cogwheel Clinic will be offering a “Superflex” summer program, which bases social skills in a curriculum featuring super heroes – perfect for our own superheroes at Cogwheel! These always book up fast, so call us now to book your child’s spot!

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Learning how to Manage ADHD Strategies, the fun way

Summer is right around the corner which means school is winding down. If you are looking for ways to engage your child’s mind this summer, check out what is going on at the Cogwheel Clinic!

Kiddos that have an ADHD diagnosis can really benefit from learning strategies that help them organize and plan ahead.  We offer these strategies in a super fun filled way, so that they carry on over to the school year!

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