Featured Certificant: Laura Hanson

Laura Hanson

Why did you choose your profession?
I actually feel like my profession chose me. I started as a traditional chiropractor. Many children came into the office. I wanted to understand more about how children develop. I enrolled in a program that would credential me as a Diplomat in Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics. In my first year, a little girl came to see me that could not handle the tone of my voice. I became intrigued. I began to learn everything I could on sound development and auditory processing. Within 6 months she had changed and would now enter the office yelling loudly to let us know what she had done in school that day. I started having many interesting cases which lead to my additional credentials. Then in 2016, I experienced firsthand what many families go through. My, then 16-year-old daughter suffered a severe TBI in an accident. I had to close my practice for a while. She had to relearn how to walk, talk, toilet, and dress. When I walked into my present office on Jan. 2019, I knew I had been given a journey, one that could help so many. That is why I do what I do!
What’s your favorite part about what you do?
My favorite part is figuring out the puzzle. Everything that goes on in a human being has many layers. I enjoy the challenges because it makes me a better doctor. I also love working with children. I am “Mother Goose”!
How has your IBCCES training/credential helped you in your career?
My CAS credentials have engaged my focus to building relationships with other professionals working with autistic children. Children have a circle of influence. Each of us, doctor, therapist, teacher, parent, etc, is influencing the child’s direction in their development. When we work together, the whole child is cared for. During my training for CAS, I experienced the possibility of an emerging community that would include traditional and non-traditional approaches to working with this special population.

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