The Pediatric Place is very excited to see all of our sweet patients and their families May 11; however, some things have changed due to COVID-19. Click on the link below to see the steps we are taking to keep our kiddos, their families, and our staff safe during this time.
The Pediatric Place is growing and looking to fill a variety of positions including: play therapist and/or licensed counselor, speech-language pathologist, physical therapist and activities facilitator. Please click on the link below for descriptions of current openings.
Our team consists of highly trained speech-language pathologists ready to work with you and your child.
Child's Play Therapy employs highly trained physical therapists, occupational therapists and licensed counselors.
When you step into the Pediatric Place, you know kids are our number one priority. We offer specialized pediatric therapy in Clinton and surrounding areas. From speech and language therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, feeding therapy, and play therapy- the Pediatric Place has it all!
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.
We are happy to welcome Holli Meuschke, Morgan Fowler, and Jana Matthes to our therapy team! Holli is a certified speech-language pathologist. Morgan is a certified speech-language pathology assistant. Jana is our new office manager. All of these ladies have a passion for working with the pediatric population and are accepting new patients. Please welcome them to our team!
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 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.
Katelee Miller, M.S. CCC-SLP, advanced her knowledge of AAC therapy by attending a LAMP (Language Aquisition through Motor Planning) workshop. The workshop was held in St. Louis, MO March 12-13th.
"Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP) is a therapeutic approach based on neurological and motor learning principles. The goal is to give individuals who are nonverbal or have limited verbal abilities a method of independently and spontaneously expressing themselves in any setting."
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!