The Pediatric Place, LLC

The Pediatric Place specializes in pediatric therapy in Clinton, MO.

The Pediatric Place specializes in pediatric therapy in Clinton, MO.

The Pediatric Place specializes in pediatric therapy in Clinton, MO.The Pediatric Place specializes in pediatric therapy in Clinton, MO.The Pediatric Place specializes in pediatric therapy in Clinton, MO.
November 13, 2020

World Kindness Day!

World Kindness Day is a movement to fill the world with kind and positive messages that inspire change!  The Pediatric Place promotes kindness for all children with and without special needs through our Be the I in KIND Campaign!  


We Are Hiring!!

The Pediatric Place is growing and looking to fill a variety of positions including: play therapist, speech-language pathologist, physical therapist and activities facilitator.  Please click on the link below for descriptions of current openings.

Always Growing

IAOM 2019 Convention: "Airway is Everything"


Carmen Rathert, M.S. CCC-SLP, COM, recently attended the IAOM 2019 convention in New Orleans, LA.  The focus of the convention was on the importance of airway in our lives.  Orofacial Myologists are just one of a team of professionals that can assist in the assessment and treatment of airway dysfunction.

Meet our new staff members!


We are happy to welcome Lauren Helmig and Jessica Diermann to our Child's Play Team!  Lauren is a certified occupational therapy assistant and Jessica is a licensed physical therapist.  Both have a passion for working with the pediatric population.  Welcome to the team!

Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing


 Emily Stocking, LPC has recently completed training for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). EMDR helps let go of past experiences and updates them to a healthier present perspective. Organizing negative and positive feelings, emotions, and thoughts through specific eye movements and tapping can help children work through disturbing memories. We are so excited for Emily to bring this new treatment approach to the Pediatric Place. Please call our office for more information. 

Jessi Frencken, MPT


Jessi Frencken, MPT attended a course on therapeutic interventions for toe walking.  In this course, Jessi learned the newest evidence-based practice for treating idiopathic toe walking.  She now has advanced skills in taping, bracing, and neuromuscular re-education to facilitate improved posture and gait.

Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy Conference


Kim and Jessi attended the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy's annual conference for school based therapists.  They gained further insight on the legalities of school based therapy services as well as updated best practice for IEP eligibility, goals and service implementation.

Collaborating with Local Professionals


Carmen Rathert, M.S. CCC-SLP, COM is excited to share information regarding orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMD)with local dentist, Krystal Gillis, DDS, and her staff in October.  Dentists are often the first to identify causes and symptoms of OMD such as tongue  or lip tie, maloclussions, poor oral health, mouth breathing, clenching and grinding.  A team approach is the best way to assess and treat these individuals.  We are looking forward to working with Dr. Gillis and her staff!

We've added a page just for YOU!

Click on "From Our Clients" page to check out testimonials, blog articles, and helpful resources from our clients and their families!  If you have something to share, please contact us!

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The Pediatric Place, LLC

210 South 2nd Street, Suite A Clinton, MO 64735

(P) 660-885-2394 (F) 660-383-1650


Monday - Thursday: 9am - 6pm

Friday & Saturday: By Appointment Only

Sunday: Closed

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Please download and complete paperwork prior to your child's evaluation.  You are welcome to bring in hand at the time of the appointment, email completed documents and/or fax them to us.