PEDIATRIC NDT & SI THERAPY SERVICES
There is a place in Bellingham,
Where little hearts learn "I can..."
Horses strengthen and motivate,
Our posture and walking gait.
Crash pads, bean bags,
Tossing rings and giant swings,
We've got it all on our oasis,
With loving people to help you
face this...one step at a time.
What we offer
We offer direct therapy and consultative services in a small clinic for children of all ages. The therapists all utilize neurodevelopmental and sensory integrative techniques and each therapist brings their own additional specialties and variety of modalities to the families they work with. The use of dynamic equipment, horses, companion animals, therapeutic listening programs, hot tub, outdoor swimming pools and specialized therapeutic techniques may be included in the children’s therapy sessions depending on their needs. Teaming with other professionals to ensure support in nutrition, visual and auditory processing, neurological and behavioral issues is also important to the services we provide.
We also offer groups and home visits through the Parent Child Institute of Whatcom County. This is a multidisciplinary group of Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists, and Special Education Teachers who have come together to form a uniquely therapeutic and exceptional learning experience for children and families. Our groups focus on sensory play and exploration, social skill development, homework help, and feeding skills for those who find any of these activities challenging.
Can You Find Us?
Susan McNutt, OTR/L
Danielle Snapp & Dani Barisic Office Managers:
348 King Tut Road
Bellingham, Wa 98226
(360) 398-2772 (ph/Fax)
Office Manager Hours:
Therapy Rooms & The Parent Child Institute of Whatcom County Classrooms
335 W. King Tut Road
Bellingham, Wa 98226
Martin Broschat, O TR/L
Micah Brown, COTA
Patty Bunge, O TR/L
Meril Davenport M.Ed.
Robert Pasquale, M.Ed., O TR/L
Lindsay Peterson, CCC-SLP
Tina West, CCC-SLP
Yahtil West O TR/L
Therapy Sessions and Classes
Monday - Saturday
We are located 6 miles north of Bellis Fair Mall and 4 miles south of Lynden, just west of the Guide Meridian.
For directions please visit http://www.mapquest.com or get free, voice-guided turn-by-turn GPS navigation to your destination with Google Maps for Android. http://www.google.com/mobile/maps/
The Annex is a separate location from the main office and is located directly across the street. For administrative needs please refer to the Administrative Office.
Unfortunately, there is generally a waiting list for a full evaluation. At this time however with the onset of classroom/group sessions through the Parent Child Institute, children can register for classes, have an initial screening evaluation and begin services with an OT, SLP and special education teacher in order to get started right away while on the waiting list.
To get scheduled for an evaluation go to the "Patient Packet/Contact Us" page
Please read, print out and return all forms from that page
If you do not have access to a printer you may call or e-mail Danielle or Dani, our Office Managers, with your demographic information, your child's name, age, official or unofficial diagnosis and insurance information. You can have a packet explaining our establishment, services and policies mailed to you. You will need to fill out the forms return them in order to register for a class and/or hold a place on the waiting list for a full evaluation. Once the completed information is received your child will be placed on the waiting list and Dani or Danielle will contact you and explain the next step in the process of getting started.
IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO INCLUDE ALL NUMBERS WE CAN REACH YOU AT AND INFORM US IF YOUR NUMBER CHANGES SO WE CAN REACH YOU FOR SCHEDULING.
Because of the waiting list we cannot wait for more than 24 hours for a response to schedule an evaluation. If we do not hear from you we will call the next person on the waiting list. This does not shift you to the bottom of the list but may delay getting you scheduled for several more weeks. You may call or e-mail at any time to get your child's status.
If your child has had an OT evaluation within the last 12 months
we may be able to place your child with a therapist sooner so please
INCLUDE A COPY OF ALL PERTAINING CLINICAL INFORMATION OR FORMAL ASSESSMENTS
Our Current Rates and Insurance Contracts
We are contracted with most popular insurance providers such as Medicaid, Regence, Premera Blue Cross, United Healthcare, Molina, Group Health, First Choice, Tricare/Triwest, and Aetna, but this is not a complete list. It is very important for parents, guardians and caregivers to know which services are covered and which are not as the financial responsibility is ultimately yours.
We offer payment plans and reduced rates based on financial obligations,
however, communication is the key.
Contact our office for evaluation and treatment rates.