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Watch How the CTU is Making a Difference

Founded in 1966, Children's Therapy Unit (CTU) is the oldest and largest hospital-based neurodevelopment center in Washington, helping infants, children and adolescents who have special needs to become as functional as possible. CTU serves approximately 1,200 children annually, and provides over 30,750 hours of treatment.

Health Heroes at Children's Therapy Unit

Originally airing on the Discovery Channel, this entry of Health Heroes focuses on David Embrey, PhD, PT, and his practical applications of advanced technology, such as SEMG, to treat children with cerebral palsy and other neurological disorders at  Children's Therapy Unit.

Children's Therapy Unit Overview

This video profiles Gabriel Leith, a child helped by the CTU.

Assistive Technology at CTU


Assistive Technology Program at Children's Therapy Unit (CTU) modifies toys to meet the special needs of children can't use standard toys and devices due to disabilities or chronic conditions.

How Dr. Embrey's Device Helps Stroke Patients

David Embrey, PhD, PT, created a device called a Gait Myoelectric Stimulator, which can help stroke patients walk again.

Ways to Support the CTU

To help continue the tradition of providing children with special needs specialized care, get involved.

Support the Children's Therapy Unit by making a donation to the Good Samaritan Foundation or exploring volunteer opportunities.

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