LLA Spotlight: Lexy Henderson

We have amazing administrative professionals at LLA and want to showcase them to you! Meet Lexy Henderson! Lexy is an office assistant who has been with LLA for 8 months. Her favorite part about working at LLA is the amazing coworkers and clients! Let’s get to know Lexy better! Would you rather have super strength or the ability to fly? …

LLA Spotlight: Holly Rasmussen

We have amazing administrative professionals at LLA and want to showcase them to you! Meet Holly Rasmussen! Holly is LLA’s ABA Coordinator and Billing Supervisor, and has been with LLA for about 1 year and 7 months. She handles all things ABA and makes sure that billing runs as smoothly as possible. Her favorite part about working at LLA is …

LLA Spotlight: Rhonda McGuire

We have amazing administrative professionals at LLA and want to showcase them to you! Meet Rhonda McGuire! Rhonda is LLA’s Office Coordinator and has been with LLA since 2002! She is responsible for technical equipment and connections, purchasing and supply, the front desk at the Hudson office, and other various and sundry items. Her favorite part about working at LLA …

LLA Spotlight: Alyssa Hulthen

We have amazing administrative professionals at LLA and want to showcase them to you! Meet Alyssa Hulthen! Alyssa is an office assistant (soon to be SLP!) who has been with LLA since January 2019. She is a graduate student who assists with a variety of projects on an as needed basis. She helps the billing department with payment posting and …

LLA Spotlight: Alison Kolonick

We have amazing therapists at LLA and want to showcase them to you! This week, meet Alison Kolonick! Alison is a Speech Language Pathologist who has been with LLA since August 2020! She serves students at Independence High School and the Fairlawn clinic. When deciding to become a therapist, she first went through five or six majors, from political science …

Short and Long Term Effects of Untreated Torticollis

Torticollis is the shortening/tightness of the muscles on one side of the neck, typically the Sternocleidomastoid muscle. It is a common diagnosis in infants and has many short term and long term effects if it is not treated. Short Term Effects: A tight neck muscle may be uncomfortable for your baby so they will not be able to turn their …

What Does the Term “Container Baby” Mean?

Have you heard the term “container baby” recently and wondered what that meant? This term comes from babies who spend most of their day or a considerable amount of time per day in equipment such as swings, bouncers, car seat, etc.  With our technology-centered and fast paced world, equipment seems like a good, entertaining option to put your baby in …

What Should I Expect At My Baby’s Evaluation For Torticollis?

If you have noticed several signs of Torticollis in your baby, your next step is an evaluation with a pediatric physical therapist.  Before you go, it may help ease your stress if you know what to expect. What will the therapist do with your baby? A physical therapist will look for a variety of things during the assessment including: Range …

What is Torticollis and How Do I Know if My Baby May Have It?

What is Torticollis? Torticollis is the shortening/tightness of the muscles on one side of the neck, typically the Sternocleidomastoid muscle. Due to this shortening/tightness they may always look to one side and be unable to look in the opposite direction. You can think about it like when an adult strains a muscle in their neck and it is uncomfortable or …

Rainy Day Activities That Can Improve Your Child’s Fine Motor Skills

Now that the warm weather is approaching, it is likely that your children will be playing outside more frequently. During this time, there are endless opportunities for your children to improve their motor skills through play. But what about those cold and rainy days that are spent inside? No need to worry! Here are a few fun activities to complete …