Our therapy clinic offers a wide array of pediatric therapy services including physical, speech, occupational, and specialty therapies.
PEDIATRIC THERAPY OVERVIEW
Since 1978, Innovative Services NW Pediatric Therapy has been serving the special needs of children. We provide an array of services including Speech, Occupational, and Physical Therapy. We offer services to children who have developmental delays or disabilities as well as other diagnosed conditions. These delays may include challenges such as learning to crawl or walk, using hands to play, producing speech or coordinating sucking or chewing. We provide pediatric therapy to children in their most critical time of development and seek to empower them to reach their maximum potential.
Serving Southwest Washington communities including, but not limited to, Vancouver, Battle Ground, Camas, Ridgefield, La Center, Washougal, and Woodland. We welcome families from any geographic location for outpatient and specialty services. Innovative Services NW is a designated Washington State Neurodevelopmental Center.
As children develop and grow, they may encounter barriers to their ability to participate in day-to-day activities. When this is the case, occupational therapy can be helpful in restoring, maintaining, and improving skills as well as making modifications to a child’s routines and environments to improve their independence. Occupational therapy seeks to treat the whole child and considers a wide breadth of factors to address needs.
Through occupational therapy, a child can develop skills and abilities so that they can interact with their peers at age-appropriate levels. Occupational therapy promotes fine motor development such as grasp, eye-hand coordination and pre-writing skills. Our occupational therapists are skilled in working with children who are having difficulty with feeding, social skills, and play skills. Tolerance to movement and touch, improved visual perception, and independence in self-care are also addressed.
Pediatric physical therapists are professionals who work with children who have a general developmental delay or a specific genetic, neurological, and/or orthopedic disorders that impact their ability to participate in everyday activities. Our pediatric physical therapists seek to assist the children in our community by addressing a variety of needs related to functional independence in all aspects of the child’s life. The pediatric physical therapist seeks to improve balance, coordination, posture, and overall quality of movement. Therapy may also strengthen muscle groups, improve range of motion and address joint instability. This leads to greater acquisition of gross motor skills such as head control, crawling, standing, walking and running.
Intensive Physical Therapy
Our therapist will provide an individual therapy plan to help clients attain their highest functional level. Some of the common problems that may be successfully treated through the intensive therapy include: one-sided weakness, low muscle tone, difficulties with coordination and balance, difficulty walking, and decreased endurance. Learn more.
Developing children may have delays in speaking words, difficulty producing speech sounds that can be understood by others, or they may have difficulty with oral motor skills. Older children may have difficulties understanding directions, answering questions, telling a story or explaining something so that people can understand what they mean. Sometimes children need help learning to engage in social or play skills. These challenges can be very frustrating for a child and may impact their relationships with others, but they can be remedied with speech therapy.
The pediatric speech-language pathologist helps the child build communication skills. This happens in a variety of ways including, floor time, play therapy, using picture cards to work with non-verbal children, learning sign-language, building vocabulary, teaching sentence structure/grammar, or how to answer questions and social skills. When the child is able to use these communication skills in everyday life, they feel empowered and able to interact well with family and peers.
Pelvic Floor Therapy
We have developed a child friendly program specially designed to address your child’s bowel or bladder dysfunction. Learn more.
We offer an orthotics clinic once a month to serve families in the Vancouver area. This clinic provides a unique opportunity for an orthotist and physical therapist to team up in evaluating children and teens. Together they consider both the orthopedic impairments and developmental needs to make the most appropriate orthotics recommendation. Learn more.
Other Specialty Therapies and Evaluations
Contact us for more information about other specialty therapies offered including:
Sensory Integration Based Therapy
Special Needs Equipment fitting
MEET OUR TEAM
Click here to learn more about our staff of licensed occupational, speech, and physical therapists.
This list contains Pediatric Therapy’s most commonly billed insurance carriers, which is subject to change and is not all-inclusive. Certain exceptions may apply by specific member coverage or plan. If you have questions about your coverage please contact your insurance carrier or reach out to our billing department at 360-823-5147 or 360-823-5155.
Molina/Apple Health/Medicaid Aetna
Amerigroup MCO CHPW Cigna
Coordinated Care First Choice Health Net- TriCare Lifewise of Washington MODA Premera
Providence Good Health Plan (Preferred for PPO plans) Regence United Healthcare
NEW CLIENTS & REFERRALS
For outpatient therapy referrals (ages 3-20):
Fax: (360) 892-2157
For Early Intervention referrals (ages 0-3):
Beth Markell, Early Intervention Program Manager
For questions about our therapy services:
FOR CURRENT CLIENTS
If you are a current client and do not have access to the Patient Portal, click here to request access.