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!
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.
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 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!
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.
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.
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!
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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 play therapist.
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 music therapy, speech therapy, physical therapy, , occupational therapy, and play therapy- to kids yoga, cooking classes, and literacy activities, the Pediatric Place has it all!