Providing pediatric occupational therapy, physical therapy and evaluations in our
Eagle River, Wasilla & Palmer clinics.

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Pediatric Occupational Therapy

Pediatric Occupational Therapy

Our occupational therapists help children participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations). We help children with special needs to participate fully in school and social situations and overall lead a happier, healthier, and more meaningful life. Occupational therapy services typically include:

  • an individualized evaluation, during which the parents or guardians and occupational therapist determine the child’s goals,
  • customized intervention to improve the child’s ability to perform daily activities and reach the goals, and
  • an outcomes evaluation to ensure that the goals are being met and/or make changes to the intervention plan.

Occupational therapy services may include recommendations for adaptive equipment and training in its use, and guidance and education for parents and caregivers. Occupational therapy practitioners have a holistic perspective, in which the focus is on adapting the environment to fit the child, and the child is an integral part of the therapy team.

  • Occupational Therapists

    As with all our staff, our Occupational Therapists are highly trained and certified in their field and participate in continuing education, keeping abreast of new developments in therapeutic techniques to assist children with special needs or development challenges.

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Pediatric Physical Therapy in Eagle River, Palmer, and Wasilla

Pediatric Physical Therapy

Developmental delays, genetic disorders, injuries, or other circumstances may impede your child’s strength, range of motion, and coordination. For these reasons physicians often recommend Physical Therapy for children. Our Physical Therapists are here to evaluate your child, create a comprehensive treatment plan to address any concerns, and carry out therapy.

Through developmental activities, strength and balance exercises, stretches, adaptive play, massage, and other physical therapy techniques, we’ll encourage improvements in your child’s movement and ability to accomplish daily activities. Our pediatric therapists aim to improve your child’s physical well-being, limit any pain or discomfort as a result of physical problems, and educate parents to better assist the child at home.

For our staff, there’s nothing better than seeing a child reach his or her goals and master new skills and abilities.

  • Physical Therapists

    Our Physical Therapists are here to help your child take those big steps and gain the strength and confidence needed for improved movement and mobility. They are highly trained and specialize in the needs of children. Be sure to visit our Therapists page to meet everyone.

Pediatric Speech Therapy in Eagle River and Palmer Clinics

Pediatric Speech Therapy

Speech-language pathology services are now offered in our Eagle River and Palmer locations.

Our speech therapists work with children and young adults with various communication difficulties and speech disorders. Speech therapy works on communication challenges, both expressively and receptively, that cause children to struggle with verbal interaction.

Our therapists are licensed speech-language pathologists with the specialized skills to treat speech and language disorders and establish their causes, prevention, and treatment. Our speech therapists can work with children of all ages, focusing on age-appropriate speech and communication milestones.

We offer personalized therapy for speech and language disorders, including articulation, language, and pragmatic social deficits. Our practice provides a fun and effective learning atmosphere through the integration of creative therapy methods, including, but not limited to, the use of music, books, sign language, play, and take-home activities.

In addition, our speech therapists help our patients practice communicating in social situations by helping them organize their thoughts during conversation and learn how to utilize necessary problem-solving skills during interactions.

In some cases, our therapists are trained to help provide and train our patients and caregivers using augmented and alternative communication devices.

  • Speech Therapists

    Our Speech Therapists are here to help your child improve their communication skills and gain the confidence needed to engage others in discussion. They are highly trained and specialize in the needs of children. Be sure to visit our Therapists page to meet everyone.

What a great place. Everyone is kind and caring and really works with you personally. They were wonderful with my infant son. We are moving out of state and are sad to leave this place behind! Thank you all at Playful learning pediatric therapy!

They go above and beyond to accommodate our needs. Everyone is friendly and welcoming.

Playful Learning is AMAZING! When our kiddos were struggling, Playful Learning stepped in to meet their needs. Our kids are excited to go and always have wonderful things to say when I pick them up.

Thank you, Playful Learning

“Both of my boys received the best care and therapy from the staff at Playful Learning. In addition to receiving top-notch therapy, we gained an invaluable support system and new friends. We are grateful for the effort they put into negotiating schedules for two of our children and the location is perfect for the Chugiak and Eagle River residents. I highly recommend!” ~ Terri

“We absolutely loved Playful Learning and everyone there! They were wonderful and we were very sad when we had to move away from Alaska!” ~ T Nora

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