LATS goes to the Social Thinking Conference in Vancouver

LATS goes to the Social Thinking Conference in Vancouver

This is the team at LATS which utilizes all the concepts of social thinking.  In the back row is Dr. Pamela Crooke and Michelle Garcia Winner (SLP’s) next in a moss green jacket is Diana Sharpe (OT) Nicholas Brossard (Behavioral Interventionist), Soren Sigmar (OT assistant), Chloe McKinley (Registered Clinical Counsellor and Behavioral  Consultant) and Mary … Continue reading

A New Service Offering From LATS!

A New Service Offering From LATS!

Dr. Smith (Registered Psychologist) and Tracy Larson (Speech and Language Pathologist) are a unique assessment team specializing in assessments for toddlers, children and youth with many kinds of developmental delays.  In the past few years they have come to realize that many children in isolated communities do not have easy access to, for example autism … Continue reading

A Tribute to JOSS

A Tribute to JOSS

The grief and loss when a family pet member dies. Into our hearts creep the most unusual creatures that grab us and we fall hopelessly in love. Such is  the case with a tiny miniature pinscher puppy name Joss.  I received her as a gift from a fellow Canadian horse owner, Dan, and I loved … Continue reading

Autism Diagnosis Updated

Autism Diagnosis Updated

Dr. Smith just recently attended an ADOS-2(Autism Diagnostic Observational Survey- Second Edition). This training updated Dr. Smith’s skills to include working with children 6 and under in a diagnostic capacity.

Why Get a Diagnosis?

Why Get a Diagnosis?

December 5th, 2012, By Dr. Holly Smith, Photo Courtesy: Getty Images A question often posed to me by other professionals, parents or adult clients is – Why bother with an assessment or a diagnosis? I do not want a label for myself or my child. Please just fix the problem. The only reason for an … Continue reading