Children's Therapy Center Programs
We provide physical, occupational, and speech language therapy services for children with developmental delays and disabilities. In addition, children with delays in motor function may receive specialized physical therapy services including hippo (horse) therapy and aquatic (pool) therapy to increase their strength, stamina, coordination, and flexibility. Children with cognitive and/or communication delays are taught to utilize supportive methods of communication including sign language, communication devices, and picture exchange systems while their verbal skills are developing. We offer social skills and individualized fitness center programs to help children develop the skills to participate in peer activities.
Additionally, we provide a wide range of very flexible orthotic bracing systems and compression garments for feet, ankles, legs, trunk, and arms. Our othotic services assist active motor control, body alignment and stability, as well as sensory body awareness. We are known throughout the Pacific Northwest as the highest quality provider of customized orthotics for children with special needs.
Recent Successes and Current Challenges
While we have quantitative data that our services are achieving the desired outcome, even more meaningful to us is the qualitative reports from families. Below are some responses to our parent surveys:
- “My child was barely talking when we started and not even a year into the program she’s repeating words and speaking by herself.”
- “My child’s speech and understanding, as well as communication skills (ie. Pointing, signing), have improved markedly. He is now able to climb steps alone, has better control of his body movements in space, is more willing to experience sensations he previously avoided.”
- “CTC is meeting his needs. He has been in therapy since birth and has surpassed all the things doctors have ever thought he would do.”
- “One of my sons had a hard time making friends because of his speech. Speech therapy has him more confident in himself and now he talks with kids and tries to make friends.”
Due to the rise in developmental delays and disabilities, we have seen an unprecedented demand for our services. In regards to children with special needs, all indicators are saying the problem is only going to get bigger. Due to the nature of our services, we can’t add staff until we have more space. Without additional space, we are unable to hire additional therapists and provide more therapy services ~ which would mean the waiting list will continue to grow.
In conjunction with our other Dynamic Partners, we have purchased an 18,630 square foot building located at 127 SW 156th Street in Burien, Washington and are renovating this office building into a vibrant new multi-service center serving children with special needs. WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT TO HELP BUILD THIS NEW CENTER!