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Pediatric Therapy

Kootenai Health Clinicians

Speech Therapy

Occupational Therapy

Physical Therapy


Kootenai Health's Rehabilitation Services boasts a pediatric therapy program that offers a comprehensive evaluation for children from birth to age 21. All programs are customized to highlight the child's functional goals during the therapy session, which can then be carried on at home and at school.

The most effective treatment starts with highly-trained therapists. Our pediatric team includes licensed occupational therapists, physical therapists, and speech-language pathologists. Their advanced, specialized training allows us to offer the latest approaches and techniques, including aquatic therapy to achieve the best results.

Our family-oriented team works with physicians, teachers, school therapists and other caregivers to offer the most comprehensive care available. Together we are committed to making each therapy experience successful and fun.

Our pediatric therapists also work with babies in Kootenai Health's Special Care Nursery. Babies who need specialized neonatal care may need follow-up care after they are discharged from the hospital. Research shows that neonatal developmental care can improve neurodevelopmental outcomes.

Follow-up visits may start as early as one month after the baby's discharge date and can continue through their first year. Formal and informal assessments are conducted along with a clinical assessment of feeding and swallowing to provide parents and caregivers information about their baby.

Speciality Programs

Our pediatric team is also trained in a variety of specialty programs including:

  • Bowel and bladder training
  • Aquatic therapy
  • Interactive Metronome 
  • Bal-A-Vis-X
  • Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP)
  • Infant massage
  • Vital stim for dysphagia
  • Modified barium swallow studies
  • Neurodevelopmental treatment

Links for More Information:

Autism Society of America

National Down Syndrome Society

United Cerebral Palsy

American Academy of Pediatrics

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Milestones