Changing the ADHD Brain: Moving Beyond Medication

As a way to better serve the pediatric population in our community, a Pediatric Partners therapist in Bismarck received her certification in Changing the ADHD Brain: Moving Beyond Medication. This course allowed our therapist to discover ways to support the ADHD brain other than the use of medication. The info learned will better help our…

Building Blocks for Sensory Integration

Two Pediatric Partners therapist in Bismarck attended a virtual seminar titled Building Blocks for Sensory Integration, hosted by Vital Links. This course provided function and play based strategies to use in treatment to address different sensory deficits and goal areas. This course also provided home programing strategies for families to use at home to optimize…

Beckman Oral Motor Assessment and Intervention

Two Speech- Language Pathologist from Pediatric Partners Clinic in Bismarck received their Beckman Oral Motor Assessment and Intervention Certifications. Throughout this presentation, participants learn hands-on techniques for tonic bite, slow oral transit, tongue thrust, and gag. The therapists practiced over 50 specific intervention strategies for improving facial muscle function for eating and speech. These certifications…

Pediatric Incontinence

A Physical Therapist at Pediatric Partners Clinic in Fargo had the opportunity to attend the Pediatric Incontinence seminar sponsored by Herman & Wallace. This course was an introduction of treatment for children with bowel and bladder dysfunctions. Having the knowledge of treatment for children’s incontinence will help our therapist treat a new patient population and…

Lower Extremity Rehabilitation for Children

A Physical Therapist at Pediatric Partners Clinic in Fargo had the opportunity to attend the Lower Extremity Rehabilitation for Children seminar, presented by Summit. This course helped to address how lower extremity problems can have significant impacts on childhood development. This course offered up-to-date assessments and treatment strategies for multiple lower extremity dysfunctions that are…

Mastering Mastication

Five therapists from Pediatric Partners Clinic in Fargo attended a TalkTools course, Mastering Mastication. This course identified chewing plans for typical to disordered chewing patterns. The therapists were taught how to identify typical to disordered feeding and how to apply techniques to incorporate solid foods.   This course allowed our therapists to refresh their knowledge…

Functionally Assessing and Treating Visual Processing, Visual Perception, and Visual-Motor Deficits

Two Occupational Therapists from Pediatric Partners Clinic in Fargo course titled Functionally Assessing and Treating Visual Processing, Visual Perception, and Visual-motor Deficits. In this training, they learned that 60-80% of children with learning disabilities have undiagnosed vision problems.   Throughout this seminar, the occupational therapists were able to learn new treatment and assessment information that…

2021 NDOTA Annual Conference and Membership Meeting

Two Occupational Therapists from Pediatric Partners Clinic in Bismarck recently attended the 2021 NDOTA Annual Conference and Membership Meeting where they attended seminar trainings on pediatric sleep and pediatric mental health. These courses will help the therapists better support the children and families that we serve that have specific concerns regarding children’s sleep habits and…

Picture Exchange Communication System

Recently, Speech-Language Pathologists from Pediatric Partners Clinic in Bismarck and Fargo attended Picture Exchange Communication System Level 1 Training. Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) is an evidence-based practice based on Applied Behavior Analysis. The course teaches therapists how to implement the first six phases of PECS: spontaneous requesting, picture discrimination, sentence structure, attributes for expanding…

Kids Bowl & Bladder: Peds 2 Pediatric Functional Gastrointestinal Disorder

An Occupational Therapist from Pediatric Partners Clinic in Bismarck has received her “Peds 2 Pediatric Functional Gastrointestinal Disorder” certificate. This course was designed to expand the therapist’s knowledge of development of normal bowel patterns in children and focus on the pediatric pelvic floor patient population. This course will help our therapist better evaluate and treat…