Pediatric Therapies

We are here for everyone and accept those with private insurance, Medicaid, or those with no insurance. We also have a Sliding Fee Scale for patients who qualify.

NorthLakes Community Clinic offers a wide array of therapy services for infants, children, and teens. Using state-of-the-art facilities and treatment, our therapists work with children and their parents to improve the child’s overall independence. We provide a dynamic approach to treatment where both occupational and speech therapists can work together to help achieve each child’s proper development. We also now provide Lactation Counseling services as a sub-specialty under Pediatric Therapies at our clinic in Ashland.

Pediatric Occupational Therapy:

Our therapists work with individuals to gain independence and promote the development of skills needed to function and socialize. Here are just some of the examples of what they can help with:

• Balance skills
• Sleep issues
• Sensory processing challenges
• Oral motor deficits
• Learning disabilities
• Visual perception
• Bowel & bladder dysfunction
• Picky eaters/oral aversion
• Motor coordination
• Attention challenges

We offer Pediatric Occupational Therapy at the following locations:

Pediatric Speech Therapy:

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Jennie Zelnak, MS, CCC-SLP, helps a patient with feeding and swallowing therapy.

Our team works with individuals to support the communication growth needed for interaction and socialization. They also help patients develop proper eating and swallowing techniques for safe and adequate nutrition and hydration. Some examples of what they can help with include:

• Apraxia
• Understanding language
• Learning disabilities
• Speech delays and disorders
• Expression and comprehension
• Social communication skills
• Reasoning and problem-solving
• Feeding and swallowing disorders
• Hearing impairments
• Neurological impairments
• Sound processing
• Reading comprehension and writing

We offer Pediatric Speech Therapy at the following locations:

Parents also have the ability to borrow therapy equipment for either service from our lending closet to see if it is a good match for their child before purchasing. Watch the video to the right to see how one family utilizes this special resource to help their children thrive.

If you feel like your child could benefit from occupational or speech therapy please consult your primary care provider to receive a referral.

Pediatric Physical Therapy:

Our Physical Therapists work with pediatric patients to help relieve pain and develop strength and range of motion. Our team uses a multi-disciplinary approach to find the most effective treatments for our patients. Our goal is to promote wellness and help each child reach their own maximum potential.

Some examples of what they can help with include:

• Balance skills and fall prevention
• Motor coordination
• Injuries or surgical rehabilitation
• Pain and weakness
• Limited range of motion
• Neuromuscular conditions
• Toe walking
• Genetic disorders
• Torticollis
• Autism
• Cerebral Palsy
• Down syndrome
• Developmental delay
• Spina bifida
• Muscular dystrophy
• Cancer Recovery & Rehabilitation
• Wheelchairs, walkers, and other medical equipment

We offer Pediatric Physical Therapy at the following locations: