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Pediatric Therapy Services
Up-to-date information about Children's Village services
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, many services and supports at Children's Village have been paused or changed to accommodate our current staffing volumes. This is due to many factors, including the transition, or deployment, of Children's Village staff to Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital to care for patients in the hospital setting. Our hope is this will be short-term, and our staff will be back serving 'Village' families soon. But until then, Children's Village staff are doing their part to care for the most critically ill in our community. Thank you for your support and understanding. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:
Cindy Carroll, Clinical Director- 509-574-3228
Laura Crooks, CEO- 509-574-3596
While You Wait . . . Occupational and Physical Therapy Home Activities
The following are videos providing occupational and/or physical therapy activities you may enjoy watching and then sharing with your child.
OT activities for at home.
Easy to do at home. These activities target motor planning, visual motor skills, bilateral coordination, and gross motor skill development using balloons.
Get your child's attention and engagement with this activity that combines writing skills, creativity, imagination and sensory input
Put your child's toys in "jail" by wrapping them in rubber bands or by taping them to different surfaces! Have your child "free" them from "jail" by removing the rubber bands or tape. Quick + easy activity to challenge motor planning, fine motor skills, and bilateral coordination!
Easy activities to do at home to help practice fine motor skills.
Simple activity you can do at home during school closures to maintain or improve your child’s skills. Incorporates hand manipulation, fine motor, crossing midline, auditory comprehension and cognitive skills.
Easy fine motor skills activities you can do at home with your kids!
Playing sensory games in the home is fun and easy! Engage your child in play that provides your child with proprioceptive input (muscles) using objects found around the home.
Correct pencil grasp.
Examples of ideas to develop your child's core and shoulder strength.
Fun ways you can work with your child on his or her fine motor skills and gross motor skills.
Create an indoor obstacle course for your kids using only household items.
10+ fun, quick, and easy activities to help your child develop core strength.
Target core strengthening, postural control, and motor planning.
Children's Village offers a range of therapy services, all which strive to improve the quality of life and developmental progress of children with special needs ages birth to 18-years-old. Pediatric Therapy provides physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and family swim therapy.
Therapists emphasize enhancing a child's function in a variety of settings by training and working with not just the child but also the family in order to provide the highest quality of services.
Therapists participate in a variety of diagnostic evaluations, individual and group therapy, pool therapy, and home-based therapy.
Pediatric Therapy may focus on:
- Development of motor skills
- Fine motor dexterity
- Range of motion and strength
- Play and social skills
- Self-care skills such as dressing, eating, and bathing
- Sensory integration
If you have a concern about your child's development, talk to your primary care physician about a referral or start by taking this simple online developmental screening or call Children's Village at (509) 574-3200 or (800) 745-1077.