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IRG Cascade Children's Therapy - Mill Creek

IRG Cascade Children’s Therapy - Mill Creek was opened in 1989 by Claudia Andrews, Janine Czerniecki, Vicki Schwartz and Linda Wishkoski. Over the years, the clinic has evolved to meet the needs of a growing community while continuing to provide the best care to the children that we serve. Our providers offer developmental, physical, speech and occupational therapy for all children to help them to be their best selves at all stages of development. 

IRG Cascade Children's Therapy - Mill Creek serves Snohomish, King and other surrounding counties.

Services

Physical and occupational therapy

We administer standardized testing and informal observations to evaluate a child's motor and functional performance (e.g., handwriting, self-care skills, feeding abilities) and compare our findings to those of others in the child's age group. We also assess processing of sensory information and sensory skills.

We provide therapy services to children using a wide variety of neurological, sensory and/or motor treatment techniques including:

  • Neuro-developmental treatment (NDT)
  • Sensory integration (SI) theory and practice
  • Total Motion Release (TMR)
  • Myofascial release
  • Feeding therapy: SOS® Approach to Feeding, Get Permission Approach
  • Handwriting remediation: Loops and Other Groups: A Kinesthetic Writing System, Handwriting Without Tears®
  • Constraint-induced therapy (CIT): We offer intensive three-week camps during the summer for children with significant differences between their right and left sides in muscle tone and function.

Speech and language therapy:

We use a variety of formal and informal assessment tools and strategies to evaluate a child's speech and language abilities and assess additional skills that support communication development. Areas evaluated may include:

  • Receptive and expressive language
  • Articulation and phonology
  • Social language
  • Oral motor and feeding abilities
  • Respiration and phonation
  • Fluency
  • Play skills
  • Problem-solving skills

Our speech-language therapy sessions focus on the child's specific needs and developmental level. We use a variety of strategies in treatment which may include:

  • It Takes Two to Talk® - The Hanen Program® for Parents of Children with Language Delays
  • More Than Words® - The Hanen Program® for Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder or Social Communication Difficulties
  • Neuro-developmental treatment (NDT)
  • The Alert Program® for self-regulation
  • DIRFloortime® (DIR® - the Developmental Individual-differences and Relationship-based Model)
  • PROMPT© - Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets
  • Beckman Oral Motor Assessment and Intervention
  • Kaufman Speech Praxis Treatment
  • Programs to develop literacy skills (e.g., Wilson Reading System®, Linguistic Remedies℠, See and Learn)
  • Augmentative communication (low to high-tech systems)
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