The Importance of Learning Left and Right

Does your child have difficulty learning left and right? Most children learn their left from their right by the age of 6 or 7. Learning laterality and directionality are foundational skills in being able to learn the difference between letters, numbers and words. Learning left from right and front from back are important for understanding how objects are rotated and how …

LLA Spotlight: Marissa Martella

We have amazing therapists at LLA and want to showcase them to you! This week, meet Marissa Martella! Marissa is a Speech Language Pathologist who has been with LLA for 1 and a half years! She serves students at Root Middle School in Medina City Schools and clients at the Medina and Hudson clinics. Marissa became a therapist because she …

LLA Spotlight: Nikki Genet

We have amazing administrative professionals at LLA and want to showcase them to you! Meet Nikki Genet! Nikki is LLA’s Fairlawn Scheduling Coordinator, and has been with LLA for 4 years. She is the Fairlawn office go to person! Her favorite part about working at LLA is knowing that she is helping clients get in for the treatment they need! …

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 …