Who we serve
ICAN of Washington, Inc. is a private practice located in Bethesda, MD, serving Montgomery County and parts of Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia. ICAN of Washington provides individual and group therapy sessions to children and adolescents with a variety of developmental delays or disorders.
Autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life.
Commonly referred to as atypical autism, a diagnosis of PDD-NOS may be made when a child does not meet the criteria for Autism, yet displays some of the characteristics.
| Apraxia/Dyspraxia of Speech:
Apraxia of speech is sometimes called verbal apraxia, developmental apraxia of speech, or verbal dyspraxia. “Praxis” means planned movement. A child with the diagnosis of apraxia of speech has difficulty programming and planning speech movements.
| Articulation Disorders
Speech sound errors which do not change in different word contexts. These errors occur during production of speech sounds and/or in single word or phrases.
| Dysfluent Speech/Stuttering:
Stuttering is a communication disorder in which the flow of speech is broken by repetitions (li-li-like this), prolongations (lllllike this), or abnormal stoppages (no sound) of sounds and syllables.
| Reading Difficulties / Dyslexia
Children with reading disorders have difficulties with accuracy, speed, and/or comprehension to the extent that the impairment interferes with academic achievement or activities of daily life.
Attention Deficit Disorder (also known as ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are terms used to describe patterns of behavior that appear most often in school-aged children.
| Central Auditory Processing Disorder
Central auditory processing disorders (CAPD) are often linked to other terms such as; Aphasia, Comprehension deficit, "delayed language," or "delayed speech”. A child with receptive language or CAPD have difficulties in the ability to attend to, process, comprehend, retain, or integrate spoken language.
| Expressive Language Disorder
Children with expressive language disorders have difficulty with verbal expression, such as putting words together to formulate thoughts or answering simple or complex questions.
| Executive Functioning Disorder
The Executive Function System is one of several systems in the brain. It is responsible for higher order processes that enable us to plan, sequence, initiate and sustain our behavior toward some goal, incorporate feedback and make adjustments.
| Asperger’s Syndrome
Some regard Asperger’s Syndrome as "high functioning" Autism. In general, these individuals may have some features of autism.
| Pragmatic Language Disorders
Pragmatic language refers to how we use language in social situations, including expressive language.