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What is bilateral coordination?

Bilateral coordination is something we all use every day. It is the smooth and fluid coordination of both sides of our body at the same time. Examples of activities that required bilateral coordination are walking, skipping, cutting/gluing for craft activities, getting dressed, and many more! There are lots of creative ways to work on bilateral coordination! You could blow bubbles and clap your hands together to pop them, string beads onto pipe cleaners to make caterpillars, or play hopscotch! Interested in more ways to work on bilateral coordination? Contact Cogwheel Clinic today! Shoot us an email at contact@cogwheelclinic.com or give us a call at (425)-748-7000

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Did you know that “language” is different from “speech”?

If you or your child visit a speech-language pathologist, the differences between receiving “speech” therapy or “language” therapy can get confusing.  Speech is a verbal way of communicating, and depends on how we make sounds in patterns that are understood by those around us.  Language is made up of a socially shared code of rules that include how words go together grammatically, what words mean, how to make new words (pre+test=pretest), and how to use communication socially. If you want to learn more or inquire about our speech and language therapy services, contact Cogwheel Clinic today! Reach us by email at contact@cogwheelclinic.com or by phone at (425)-748-7000

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The importance of specific Diagnosis

We couldn’t agree more! This is why it is so important to get a Diagnostic evaluation that assesses your child’s cognitive strengths and weaknesses; only then can you create proper treatment planning and help a child use their cognitive strengths to overcome any difficulties they have. Learning Disabilities are NOT one size fits all, even within specific Learning Disabilities such as Dyslexia or Dyscalculia. Neuropsychological assessment offers a direct, objective way to see how your child learns and what they struggle with. The DSM-V specification for Specific Learning Disorder or any other Diagnostic Category is a simply a way to label a child’s difficulty, the important information on how to overcome that difficulty comes through proper assessment. If you are concerned about a child with a possible learning disorder, objective assessment through a qualified clinician is the best way to get the answers and create a specialized treatment plan.

http://www.seattletimes.com/education-lab/brain-scans-show-dyslexia-dysgraphia-require-different-types-of-treatment/