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Pediatric Occupational Therapy

Our pediatric occupational therapists help babies, children, and teens develop and maintain independence in activities of daily living, like holding toys, writing, or brushing their teeth. Therapy sessions focus on ways to help your child move better, improve coordination and behavior, and improve confidence and self-esteem.
 
We also assess and train kids who use orthotics or prosthetics. Our therapists are highly trained and/or certified in aquatic therapy, sensory integration and praxis test administration, interactive metronome, neuro-developmental treatment, therapeutic listening, DIR floortime, and TheraTog assessment and fitting.

Providers

  • Pediatric Occupational Therapy

    Biography

    Denise Anderson, MS, OTR/L enjoys working with kids who struggle to meet their daily demands and are in need of education or adaptations to overcome limiting factors.

    Denise earned her bachelor's degree in exercise science from Eastern Washington University and her master's degree in occupational therapy from Barry University. In her free time, she enjoys photography, running, and any excuse to get out into the sunshine.

    Favorite Therapy Toy: the game Quoridor.

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    Accepting new patients
  • Pediatric Occupational Therapy

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    Trisha Barnes, OT has a passion for working with children who have developmental coordination disorder or any impairment in sensory processing, coordination, handwriting, or strength. She also teaches classes for new parents about infant motor development, tummy time, and infant massage.

    Trisha earned her bachelor's degree in occupational therapy from Pacific University. She enjoys teaching babies to enjoy tummy time, watching her kids play soccer, and skiing. 

    Favorite Book: Building Babies Better: Developing a Solid Foundation for Your Child by Roxanne Small.

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    Accepting new patients
  • Occupational Therapy

    Biography

    Chantelle Bernier, OTD, OTR/L specializes in infant feeding and developmental disorders. She also works closely with children who are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, developmental delay, sensory processing disorder, and general sensitivities. She helped develop the Bluebird Program that focuses on fostering supportive interactions for pediatric patients.

    Chantelle is passionate about improving the health and wellbeing of her patients and their families through the understanding of their needs and by providing a compassionate environment where they can succeed in their occupational roles.

    She earned her doctorate in occupational therapy from Pacific University of Oregon and completed her residency in Canada, conducting research and program development related to technology and its impact on children. Chantelle is also an adjunct professor for the School of Occupational Therapy at Pacific University of Oregon.

    Chantelle enjoys traveling, hiking, and learning something from everyone she meets. 

    Favorite Book: The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle.

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    Accepting new patients
  • Pediatric Occupational Therapy

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    Carolyn (Queck) Blaisdell, MS, OTR/L enjoys working with children of all ages and diagnoses, and has over 10 years of experience working with autism in particular.

    Carolyn earned her master's degree at Virginia Commonwealth University. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, running, and backpacking. 

    Favorite Therapy Book: The Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen.

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    Accepting new patients
  • Pediatric Occupational Therapy

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    Trisha Crone, MS, OTR/L is extensively trained and passionate about working with children on the autism spectrum. She is also interested in handwriting and sensory modulation disorder.

    Trisha earned her bachelor's degree in respiratory therapy from Boise State University, her master's degree in occupational therapy from Touro University, and is trained in Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule™ (ADOS™-2) testing. In her free time, she enjoys writing, painting, drawing, and relaxing with her family. 

    Favorite Children's Book: Horton Hears a Who by Dr. Seuss.

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  • Pediatric Occupational Therapy

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    Celene M. Hunter, OTR/L is certified in NIDCAP and has experience in St. Luke's PICU, NICU, NICU follow-up clinic, and pediatrics.

    Celene earned her bachelor's degree in occupational therapy from the University of Kansas. Her hobbies include traveling, gardening, and caring for animals. She's married and has a daughter, son, and a granddaughter.

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  • Pediatric Occupational Therapy

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  • Occupational Therapy

    Biography

    Lauren Overocker, OTR/L enjoys using her skills to empower her patients and their families. She currently spends her time working with children and families in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

    Lauren earned her master's degree in occupational therapy from Idaho State University where she focused her research in development and infant-caregiver interactions. She enjoys traveling and has volunteered at a pediatric occupational therapy clinic in Ecuador.

    Favorite Book from Childhood: The BFG by Roald Dahl.

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    Accepting new patients
  • Pediatric Occupational Therapy

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    Kavita Patil, MS, OTR/L specializes in autism, sensory integration, self-regulation deficits, and early childhood development. She is Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT) certified and trained in Early Start Denver Model for children with autism. She manages St. Luke's Children's Rehabilitation at the Children's Pavilion in Boise as well as St. Luke's children's inpatient rehabilitation locations.

    Kavita earned her bachelor's degree in occupational therapy from Seth G.S. Medical College and K.E.M. Hospital in Mumbai, India, and her master's degree in therapeutic science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, gardening, hiking, camping, skiing, and traveling with her family, friends, and her dog.

    Favorite Children's Books:

    • The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
    • The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
    • The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
    • Yertle the Turtle by Dr. Seuss
    • Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
    • Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault

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  • Pediatric Occupational Therapy

    Biography

    Auston Robinson, OT works with children from birth to 21 years, in home-based and clinic settings. He has special interest in sensory integration and newborn care.

    Auston earned a master's degree in occupational therapy from A.T. Still University.

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    Accepting new patients
  • Pediatric Occupational Therapy

    Biography

    Ann Short, MS, OTR/L is passionate about helping children reach their full potential. She believes in taking therapy beyond the walls of the clinic and working closely with the family to ensure carryover of therapeutic techniques to help meet goals. She has experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings, private clinics and home-based therapy, and has designed innovative products for occupational therapists.

    Ann is experienced in working with children with Down syndrome, autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, and sensory processing disorders. She also works with global developmental delays, oculomotor vision deficits, handwriting difficulties, and sensory-based feeding disorders. She has worked in both in-patient and out-patient rehabilitation, private therapy clinics, and home-based therapy.

    Ann also has advanced training in sensory integration, the Greenspan DIR/Floortime Approach™, Handwriting Without Tears®, sensory/behavior-based feeding disorders, and NDT principles. She is certified in the administration of the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT), advanced therapeutic listening, the Listening Program®, and interactive metronome.

    Ann earned her master's degree in occupational therapy from Washington School of Medicine. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, biking, singing, and spending time with her family and pets.

    Favorite Therapy Toy: the trampoline.

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    Accepting new patients
  • Pediatric Occupational Therapy

    Biography

    Mike Wagner, MSOTR/L earned his bachelor's degree in exercise science and his master's degree in occupational therapy, both from the University of Mary. In his free time, Mike enjoys spending time with his wife and hiking and golfing.

    Favorite Book or Therapy Toy: Every child is so different that Mike doesn't have a favorite. He loves meeting kids where they are and engaging them in their interests.

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    Accepting new patients